February 2015

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Tap City 2014 Photos by Tony Waag

Fall Adult Program 



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



12:00 - 1:00, Absolute Beginner w/ Gabe Winns  *NEW!

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

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



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

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



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

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



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



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



$9     New Students 1st Class

$18   Single Class

$80   5 Class Card

$140 10 Class Card

$180 15 Class Card



American Tap Dance Center

154 Christopher St. #2B

New York, NY 10014


and pay before you come!




Tap City 2015




July 5 - 11, 2015


Classes for kids, teens & adults



Youth Program-ages 9-15

4-Day Tap Repertory Intensives with professional choreographers Felipe Galganni, Sarah Reich & Melinda Sulivan.


Pre-Professional Program-ages 14-19 by video audition only

4-Day Choreography Residency with Sarah Petronio assisted by Acia Gray and Leela Petronio.


Adult Program Residencies and Master Classes

4-Day Choreography Residencies with teachers Baakari Wilder, Germaine Goodson,Michelle Dorrance,  and Acia Gray

2 Days of 16 different master classes, from 14 different teachers!


Plus 2 different professional shows, 1 student showcase, tap awards, a tap-jam cruise of NYC's waterways, and the outdoor performance Tap It Out!


 Click Here for full info and registration


Tap Teacher Training Program


The American Tap Dance Foundation is accepting students into our newly developed Tap Teacher Training Program, based in the Copasetic Canon, culminating in a Level 1 Certificate. This program is for tap dance teachers and advanced dancers who wish to become teachers. The Training provides a comprehensive approach to teaching rhythm tap technique, repertory, and performance skills.


Session one meets July 12-19, 2015 at the American Tap Dance Center, NYC.


For full information, visit our webpage.

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

Brenda Bufalino Workshop


Intermediate/Advanced Technique & Repertory 

Wednesdays 12:00 - 2:00pm w/ Brenda Bufalino


Winter session:

February 4 - 25

4 weeks - $100 or $30/single class


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

Absolute Beginner Workshop


6-week session - Barbara Duffy


February 20 - March 27

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. 

Tap Talks


Friday, February 27, 2015

7:30 - 9:00pm 


Remembering Gregory


Join the tap community as we remember our beloved Tap Dance "Ambassador" through personal stories and video footage of the late great Gregory Hines. Refreshments will be served.




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 w/ Lynn Schwab - Registration Full


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

Tap City 2014 Master Class with Jason Samuels Smith

Tap Treasures


ATDF is preparing for its First Annual Tap Treasures Event, a Tap Dance Hunt & Tour.


During the week of May 17-24th, 2015, get ready to follow your tap dance treasure maps leading you throughout New York City's most treasured and historic tap dance locations. We've picked the best tap dance points of interest in NYC, and we want you to discover them, take a photo at them, and answer special clues regarding each place .


A winner, which is the person/group who finishes their Tap Treasure Hunt and Tour the quickest, will be announced at a special outdoor event and performance produced by the ATDF in celebration of National Tap Dance Day. Location TBA. The winner will take home a $500 ATDF Gift Certificate, which can be used for merchandise, classes, Tap City, etc.


Visit the website HERE to stay tuned for full details on registration and participation in this treasured event. In the meantime, start brushing up on your tap dance history!


The legendary Mable Lee, at our January Tap Talks


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.


Swingin' Time

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 8pm, $20 (day of show $25)

Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, Broadway at 95th St.


151 RED presents their new tap dance spectacular, Swingin' Time. This 'class act' tap dance trio combines talent, youth, experience, and vision to bring you a fresh and modern perspective on classic jazz tap. Relive the Hollywood Era of romance and style as Derick K. Grant, RONxII, and Emma Wylie combine innovative choreography with some of the most familiar and iconic jazz tunes of the day. This show is sure to delight and inspire today's audiences. For full information and to purchase tickets, visit Symphony Space's website.


On Tap: From Broadway to the Silver Screen

March 14, 2015, 6pm, $25

Miller Theater at Columbia University


A song and dance show celebrating tap dancing stars, styles and traditions featuring The Legacy Dancers (a line of former Rockettes) with guest stars Mercedes Ellington and Lee Roy Reams, as well as members of ATDF's very own Tap City Youth Ensemble! For full information and to purchase tickets, visit the Miller Theater website here.


American Tap Dance Foundation
Tony Waag - ATDF Artistic/Executive Director
Susan Hebach - ATDF Youth Program/TCYE Director
Courtney Runft - ATDF Education Associate/Registrar
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 



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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