February 2016

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Tap City Youth Concert 2015, photo by Vitaliy Piltser
Adult Program 

January 4 - June 24
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/ Lynn Schwab
6:15 - 7:30, Advanced Beginner w/ Felipe Galganni
6:15 - 7:30, Beginner w/ Asha Griffith
6:15 - 7:30, Advanced Beginner w/ Barbara Duffy
6:15 - 7:30, Fast Beginner w/ Courtney Runft

6:15 - 7:30, Intermediate w/ Felipe Galganni

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!


Rockin' In Rhythm
February 12-14, 2016 

Sunday, February 14, 2016 5pm 

Washington Irving High School 
40 Irving Place (btwn East 16th & 17th St.)

Tickets: $20 General Admission, $40 Reserved Seating
Please call 646.230.9564 to purchase or purchase at the door (Cash only)

The Rockin' in Rhythm Teen Tap Intensive brings together dynamic and diverse youth ensembles from across the country to perform 
their best works on a New York City stage, and learn new rhythms and moves with their contemporaries in special master classes. This exciting event has classes, rehearsals, a jam and then a concert performance. Our goal is to unite, share and inspire through a weekend of rockin' rhythms & music.

For more information, please visit: Rockin' In Rhythm

Youth Program Holiday Showcase
Tap Teacher Trainings 
July 2016
The ATDF's comprehensive training program in teaching rhythm tap to children, teens, and adults
July 17-24, 2016 Level 1 
(Teaching Beginners)
July 19-24, 2016 Level 2 
(Teaching Advanced Beginners)
  • Rhythm tap technique
  • Copasetic Canon repertory
  • Pedagogy
  • Jazz music concepts, tap composition & improvisation
  • Tap history
  • Mentored independent work
  • Certificate issued by the ATDF
"Amazing amount of useful information"  "this training is wonderful ... invaluable" (our graduates)
Accepting applications now for 2016. For full information visit: Tap Teacher Training

2016 Save the Dates
February - March, Tap Talks / Tap Films

February 12-14, Rockin' In Rhythm

April 12, ATDF Spring Fundraiser

April 13 - 17, Rhythm in Motion

May 22, Tap Attack

June 19, Tap City Youth Concert

June 25, Adult Program Showcase

July 9 - 16, Tap City

July 17 - 24, Tap Teacher Training

Adult Program Beginner Workshop

Beginner Workshop **NEW**
To Swing or Not to Swing
Explore the difference between tap steps that are "swinging" or "straight" by learning dance combinations that use both concepts.  Learn how to listen to jazz music and find the beat and understand the structure (chorus) of a song. Work on building your tap technique while learning a combination each week,  creating  a one chorus dance at the end of the session. 

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

Session 2: February 18 - March 24

Cost: $96

To register, please call 646.230.9564 or arrive at least 20 minutes before the first class.
Absolute Beginner Workshop

Designed especially to give new students a chance to learn the basic steps and vocabulary of tap dance, this class is a great way to learn the FUNdamental skills needed to join our BEGINNER tap class, or "brush up the basics". If you've always wanted to try tap, this is your chance. No experience necessary, some loaner tap shoes available. If you can walk, you can tap.

Fridays, 6:15 - 7:15 

Session 4: February 19 - April 1
(No class March 25)

Cost: $84

To register, please call 646.230.9564 or arrive at least 20 minutes before the first class.
Tap Talks
February 12, 2016 (7:30-9pm)
Join us for a "sneak peek" and reception in celebration of the new Library of Congress - Tap Dance Database created by writer/historian Constance Valis Hill followed by a screening of the film About Tap and an open discussion with producer/director George T. Nierenberg
March 11, 2016 (7:30-9pm)
Tap It Forward! (Sneak Peek)
Open forum and presentation of new "works in progress" currently in development

Cost is $5 (members are free)

154 Christopher St. #2B
between Greenwich & Washington St.

For detailed descriptions, please visit: Tap Talks

Youth Program Holiday Showcase
Brenda Bufalino 4-Week Workshop
Brenda Bufalino teaches Int/Adv Technique and American Tap Dance Orchestra Repertory

WHEN: Wednesdays, 12:00 - 2:00pm
March 9-30, 2016

WHERE: American Tap Dance Center
154 Christopher St. #2B

COST: $30/single class, $100/4 class card

New Students: Arrive at least 15 minutes before class to register! 

Questions: Email crunft@atdf.org or call 646.230.9564

Tap City 2016
July 9 - 16, 2016 

Programs for kids, teens & adults of all levels!

20 different Adult Program Master Classes, for all levels!

4-day Youth Program!

4-day Pre-Professional Program for Teens!

4-day Residencies with Brenda Bufalino, Lynn Schwab, Ted Levy, and Claudia Rahardjanoto!

Performance opportunities for everyone!

NEW Tap Treasures Tour!

ATDF Youth Program in action!

For more pictures of ATDF performances and events , 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 crunft@atdf.org with the who, what, where, and when by the 25th of the month prior to your event. 

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
Erica Marks Panush - ATDF Board Co-Chair
Lisa M. Scotto - ATDF Board Co-Chair
Debra Beard
Mercedes Ellington
David Guilmette
Constance Valis Hill Ph.D.
Maurice Hines
Bianca Kodzoman
Pamela Koslow Hines
Nancy Kremsdorf
Cynthia J. Roush
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: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, New York Department of Cultural Affairs, Howard Gilman Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, 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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