June 2015

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Tap Attack on the Hudson River for National Tap Dance Day

Spring Adult Program 


Last class June 25



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/ Felipe Galganni

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



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!



SUMMER SCHEDULE begins July 13




Tap City 2015


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Classes are filling up fast! 


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 (SOLD OUT) 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


Save the Dates


Sunday, June 21

Tap City Youth Concert


Saturday, June 27

ATDF Adult Program Showcase

Tap World - NYC Premiere


TAP WORLD is an award-winning feature-length documentary starring the most cutting-edge tap dancers from across the globe. Brought to you by the Executive Producers of the highly acclaimed short film, TAP HEAT, this documentary follows leaders of the art form who are shaping the community around them. Their personal stories of inspiration, struggle, and triumph are keeping this art form alive and thriving internationally.  


Village East Cinema: 181 2nd Ave. (NYC)


Opens July 10!


See http://www.tapworldfilm.com for more info


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 shebach@atdf.org.

Tap Camp


August 10 - 14, 2015

9:30am - 2:00pm


Ages 5 - 10 with 0 - 2 years experience


Cost: $495

  • tap dance
  • percussive dance form master classes
  • tap history stories / films
  • field trip
  • presentation for families on last day

Call 646.230.9564 to register! Camp size is limited, so register today! 



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
  • Pedagogy
  • 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 


Rhythm in Motion, photos by Vitaliy Piltser


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. 




Dorrance Dance at Lincoln Center Out of Doors
The Blues Project Revisited with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely
Friday, July 24 at 7:30 pm
Damrosch Park

Dance Astoria
Appropriate for all ages!
Includes ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, salsa, swing, tap and more! Outdoors and free to the public!
WHEN: Sunday, June 14, 3 - 6pm
WHERE: Bohemian Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria, NY

My Better Half: A Shared Evening of Tap Dance
Samara Seligsohn and Felipe Galganni, in partnership with the American Tap Dance Foundation, invite you to experience the work of two rising voices in tap. The evening will feature both new and continuing works which explore imaginative concepts and celebrate the art of tap dance. 

Choreography by Felipe Galganni and Samara Seligsohn
Featuring: Christina Carminucci, Brittany DeStefano, Nicole Ohr, Tamii Sakurai

WHEN: Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 8:00pm
WHERE: Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway (3rd Floor), New York, NY 10023

Tickets: MyBetterHalfTickets@gmail.com
$15 for online orders, $18 at the door (cash only)
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 McMahon - Social Marketing 
Board of Directors 
Tony Waag - ATDF Artistic/Executive Director
Debra Beard - ATDF Board Chair
Mercedes Ellington
David Guilmette
Constance Valis Hill Ph.D.
Maurice Hines
Bianca Kodzoman
Pamela Koslow Hines
Nancy Kremsdorf
Erica Marks Panush
Cynthia J. Roush
Lisa M. Scotto
Randy Skinner
Kim Thacker 


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, Stagestep, Capezio Ballet Makers, and numerous individuals, friends and families. 




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