December 2014

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ATDF 2013 Holiday Show Photos by Tony Waag         

The ATDF office and studios will be closed for the winter holidays Saturday December 20 - Friday, January 2. All Youth and Adult Program classes will resume Saturday, January 3, 2015. 

 

Fall Adult Program 

 

Mondays

6:15 - 7:30, Beginner w/ Michela Marino-Lerman

6:15 - 7:30, Fast Beginner w/ Toni Noblett

7:30 - 8:30, Absolute Beginner w/ Michela Marino-Lerman

 

Tuesdays

12:00 - 1:00, Absolute Beginner w/ Gabe Winns  *starts January 6, 2015

6:15 - 7:30, Slow Intermediate w/ Derick Grant

6:15 - 7:30, Advanced Beginner w/ Lynn Schwab

 

Wednesdays

6:30 - 7:30, Beginner w/ Asha Griffith

6:30 - 7:45, Advanced Beginner w/ Barbara Duffy

 

Thursdays

6:15 - 7:30, Fast Beginner w/ Courtney Runft

7:45 - 9:00, Beginner w/ Susan Hebach

 

Fridays

6:15 - 7:30, Fast Beginner w/ Tony Waag

 

Sundays

5:15 - 6:30, Fast Beginner w/ Claudia Rahardjanoto

  

Prices:

$9     New Students 1st Class

$18   Single Class

$80   5 Class Card

$140 10 Class Card

$180 15 Class Card

 

Location:

American Tap Dance Center

154 Christopher St. #2B

New York, NY 10014

  

Sign-In and pay before you come!

Visit ADULT PROGRAMS 


 


 

Absolute Beginner Workshop

 

6-week session - Barbara Duffy

 

January 9 - February 13

Fridays 6:15 - 7:15pm

 

$84/6 week workshop

 

Designed especially to give new students a chance to learn the basic steps and vocabulary of tap dance, this workshop is a great way to learn the FUNdamental skills needed to join our BEGINNER tap class, or "brush up on the basics." No experience necessary, loaner shoes are available. 

ATDF Holiday Showcase

 

Sunday, December 14 - 5:30pm

 

The ATDF Youth Program and Adult Repertory groups showcase what they've been learning in classes since September. The evening is sure to be swingin' rhythms and entertainment!

 

Washington Irving High School

40 Irving Place (btwn E 16th & 17th Sts.)

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $5 Child General Admission

$25 Fundraising Assigned Seating

 

Tickets available by calling 646.230.9564. 

 

 

 

Save the Dates

 

January - May

Tap Talks / Tap Films

 

Tuesday, April 21

ATDF's Spring Fundraiser, in support of the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund

 

Wed April 22 - Sunday, April 26

Rhythm in Motion

 

Sunday, May 24

National Tap Dance Day Tap Attack

 

Sunday, June 21

Tap City Youth Concert

 

Saturday, June 27

ATDF Adult Program Showcase

 

July 5 - 11

Tap City, the New York City Tap Festival

 

July 12 - 19

Tap Teacher Training Certificate Program

Tap City 2015

 

July 5 - 11, 2015

 

Classes for kids, teens & adults

 

Events, shows, performance opportunities for participating students!

 

Check out a sneak peak here

ATDF Annual Appeal 

 

Excellence, inclusive, accessible, high-spirited and infectious! This is the American Tap Dance Foundation. People are talking about us, and we have a lot to talk about too. We are busy, busy, busy, and so we need your help. As you know, the ATDF relies on financial support from individuals like you! And because of your generosity, we are able to maintain our current programming and continue to serve you and the tap dance community. 

 

To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit: NY Charities

Youth Program 2014 - 2015 

 

ATDF youth programs, for children and teens, teach students about America's own indigenous art form - Tap. Our distinguished faculty shares their knowledge of the artistry and history of tap with each student in a fun, safe and supportive environment.

 

Classes for all ages and levels began September 15 and conclude with a June Concert!

 

 

 

For registration, please contact registrar@atdf.org or call 646.230.9564

Dance Magazine Awards

 

Celebrating our dance heroes, past and present. 

 

This year's honorees were:

Misty Copeland, Larissa Saveliev, Wayne McGregor, Brenda Bufalino & Tony Waag, and Luigi.


 
To read about the highlights from this year's awards, please visit: Dance Spirit Magazine!

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Repertory Classes 

 

Advanced Beginner Repertory

Thursdays 6:15 - 7:45 w/ Susan Hebach 

 

Session 2: January 8 - March 26

12 weeks - $192

 

Session 3: April 2 - June 25

(no class April 23)

12 weeks - $192

 

Intermediate Repertory

Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:00pm

 

Session 2: January 6 - June 23

(no class April 21)

24 weeks - $384

 

Tap Composition & Artistry *NEW*

Thursdays 7:30 - 9:00pm w/ Margaret Morrison & guest musicians

 

Session 2: January 8 - March 26

12 weeks - $192

 

Session 3: April 2 - June 25

(no class April 23)

12 weeks - $192

 

A choreo-lab for advanced and intermediate level tap dancers to explore tap composition, improvisation, and jazz music fundamentals. Students will develop their own tap performance works.

 

To register: Call 646.230.9564 or email crunft@atdf.org

New Products

 

New products just in time for the holidays!

 

Drawstring Backpacks - $10 + tax

 

 

 

Aluminum Water Bottle - $10 + tax

 

 

 

To shop, visit: ATDF SHOP

 

 
        
     
                      
ATDF 2013 Holiday Show photos by Tony Waag

RELATED RHYTHMS  

These are New York City tap dance events not produced by the American Tap Dance Foundation.

 

If you would like your tap dance event or news included, please email crunft@atdf.org with the who, what, where, and when by the 25th of the month prior to your event.

 

American Tap Dance Foundation
Staff  
Tony Waag - ATDF Artistic/Executive Director
Susan Hebach - ATDF Youth Program/TCYE Director
Courtney Runft - ATDF Education Associate/Registrar
ATDF
Margaret Morrison - ATDF Education Advisor  
Mark Kellogg - Design
Morgan McMahonIntern 
  
Board of Directors 
Tony Waag - ATDF Artistic/Executive Director
Debra Beard - ATDF Board Chair
Mercedes Ellington
David Guilmette
Constance Valis Hill Ph.D.
Bianca Kodzoman
Pamela Koslow Hines
Nancy Kremsdorf
Erica Marks Panush
Cynthia J. Roush
Lisa M. Scotto
Randy Skinner
Kim Thacker 
Maurice Hines


 

Emeritus Board
Brenda Bufalino
Hoagy B. Carmichael
the late Charles "Honi" Coles
the late Gregory Hines
the late Bobby Short 


 

Supporters

The American Tap Dance Foundation, Inc. would like to thank the following for their generous support: the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, the Tsunami Foundation - Anson and Debra Beard, Jr. and Family, Cigna, Stagestep, Capezio Ballet Makers, and numerous individuals, friends and families. 


 

 

 

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