Spring 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
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
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Rhythm in Motion
Rhythm in Motion returns to the Theater at the 14th Street Y with two fresh and innovative tap dance programs, premiering Wednesday, April 22 and running through Sunday, April 26.
It features six performances over five days, showcasing the rich diversity of contemporary tap dance with a combination of young and emerging talent as well as premier choreographers in the field.
Program A: April 22 - 24, 8pm
Featuring choreography by: Brenda Bufalino, Michelle Dorrance, Derick K. Grant, Jason Samuels Smith, Leonardo Sandoval & Samara Seligsohn
Tickets: Program A Tickets
Program B: April 25, 3pm & 8pm, April 26, 3pm
Featuring choreography by:
Chloe Arnold, Felipe Galganni, Susan Hebach, Kazu Kumagai, Michela Marino Lerman, Caleb Teicher & Nicholas Young
Tap City 2015
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
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 -
Accepting Applications Now!
We have just completed our first Tap Teacher Training - Certificate Program and are now accepting applicants for the 2015-2016 Training.
A comprehensive training program in teaching rhythm tap to children, teens, and adults
Essential lessons based in the classic tap repertory of the Copasetic Canon
Training begins July 2015:
- Rhythm tap technique
- Copasetic Canon repertory
- Music concepts, tap composition & improvisation
- Tap history
- mentored independent work
- certificate issued by the ATDF
What past trainees say about the program:
"Amazing amount of useful information"
"this training is wonderful . . . invaluable"
For more information, visit here: Tap Teacher Training
Absolute Beginner Workshop
6-week session - Michela Marino Lerman
April 10 - May 15
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.
Friday, April 17, 2015
7:30 - 9:00pm
Tap It Forward!
Open forum and presentation of new "works in progress" currently in development at the American Tap Dance Center. ATDF Artists in Residence showcase and discuss their current work which will be presented in concert during Rhythm in Motion (April 22-26) at the Theater at the 14th Street Y.
Talk held at ATDC:
154 Christopher St. #2B
FREE for members
$5 for general public
For more information on past and upcoming talks, visit: Tap Talks
Adult Repertory Classes
Advanced Beginner Repertory
Thursdays 6:15 - 7:45 w/ Susan Hebach
Session 3: April 2 - June 25
12 weeks - $192
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Night: Rhythm in Motion
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Reception & Silent Auction (7-7:30pm)
Show & Live Auction (7:30-9pm)
The Theater at the 14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street @ 1st Ave
Join us as we celebrate with performances by: Brenda Bufalino, Elizabeth Burke, Warren Craft, Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, Felipe Galganni, Trevor McQueen, Samara Seligsohn, Jason Samuels Smith, Caleb Teicher, Tony Waag, Gabe Winns, the Tap City Junior Ensemble, the Tap City Youth Ensemble & ATDF Youth Program students
Logan Evan Thomas on piano,
Greg Richardson on bass
& Josh Davis on drums
Guest host: Maurice Hines
Directly benefits the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund.
For tickets or to make a donation, visit: NY Charities
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. The winner will take home a $500 ATDF Gift Certificate, which can be used for merchandise, classes, Tap City, etc.
Visit the website HERE for registration and participation in this treasured event. In the meantime, start brushing up on your tap dance history!
Tap City Youth Ensemble Audition
Calling all advanced tap dancers age 12-19
Are you passionate about tap dance?
Consider auditioning for the Tap City Youth Ensemble!
- learn choreography & technique from leading tap artists in the field today
- explore tap history and learn classic dances from the masters
- develop improvisation skills & a deeper understanding of music
- dance & perform with live music
- perform in NYC venues, Tri-State area venues, and beyond
We are taking video audition submissions now for the 2015-16 seasons.
Dancers need to be available on Sundays (specific schedule TBA)
from mid-September 2015 through mid-June 2016.
For full information, please visit: TCYE or email Susan Hebach, TCYE Director, at email@example.com.
Save the Dates
Sunday, May 24
Open House & National Tap Dance Day Tap Attack
Sunday, June 21
Tap City Youth Concert
Saturday, June 27
ATDF Adult Program Showcase