August 2015

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Tap Camp 2015

Summer Adult Program 


July 13 - September 9



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

6:15 - 7:30, Beginner w/ Susan Hebach



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

6:15 - 7:30, Slow Intermediate w/ Barbara Duffy

6:15 - 7:30, Advanced Beginner w/ Claudia Rahardjanoto



6:30 - 7:45, Fast Beginner w/ Courtney Runft

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



$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 on Tour 

The Best of the New York City Tap Festival

Led by celebrated tap dancer, director, and producer Tony Waag, the cast includes Kazu Kumagai (the Gregory Hines of Japan), Felipe Galganni (Brazil), Max Pollak (Rumba Tap), Karen Calaway Williams (Riverdance), and a brilliant roster of performers who have been featured in the New York City Tap Festival since its inception in 2001.

"Makes New York the center of the tap-dance universe!"
- The Daily News
 "A vindication, a triumph, a knockout show!"
- The New York Times

WHEN: Friday, October 2 at 8pm

WHERE: On Stage at Kingsborough
Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard (cross street: Oxford), Brooklyn, NY

MORE INFO & TICKETS: On Stage At Kingsborough

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



Youth Program Open Houses


Does your child need a creative outlet for all of his/her energy? Tap dance is where the action is! 


Come join in a mini sample class, meet our faculty and watch some great tappers in action!


We have a week of open houses in September:


Tuesday, September 8      4-5pm

Wednesday, September 9  4-5pm

Thursday, September 10    4-5pm

Friday, September 11        4-5pm

Saturday, September 12    11-1pm

Sunday, September 13      11-1pm


Fall classes begin Monday, September 14th! Register for classes today! 




Space is limited, so please RSVP:

Tap Future 2015, photos by Vitaliy Piltser 

For more pictures of ATDF performances and events including Tap City 2015, please visit: Flickr!


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 with the who, what, where, and when by the 25th of the month prior to your event. 



Michela Marino Lerman at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

WHEN: Friday, Aug 21 6pm

WHERE: Marcus Garvey Park, W. 122nd Street & Mt. Morris Park West


Michela Marino-Lerman is joined by Dan Mitra and Gabe Winns
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, and numerous individuals, friends and families. 




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