March 2016

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Rockin' In Rhythm Concert 2016, photo by Vitaliy Piltser
Adult Program 

January 4 - June 24
6:15 - 7:30, Fast Beginner w/ Toni Noblett
7:15 - 8:30, Beginner w/ Michela Marino-Lerman **NEW TIME
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!


Rhythm In Motion
April 13 - April 17 

Program A (April 13 - 15)

Warren Craft, Rokafella, Sean Jackson, Samara Seligsohn, Caleb Teicher, Joseph Webb & Gabe Winns

Wednesday, April 13, 8pm
Thursday, April 14, 8pm
Friday April 15, 8pm

$40 General Admission
$20 Students/Seniors/14StY Members

Program B (April 16 - 17)

Chloe Arnold, Michelle Dorrance, Felipe Galganni, Kazu Kumagai, Max Pollak & Leonardo Sandoval

Saturday, April 16, 3pm & 8pm
Sunday, April 17, 3pm

$40 General Admission
$20 Students/Seniors/14StY Members

ATDF'S Spring Benefit
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Help us guarantee our education programs are accessible to children whose families cannot afford them. All proceeds benefit the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund.

Reception & Silent Auction, 7-7:30pm

Show & Live Auction, 7:30-9pm

Tickets start at $125; purchase them here

List of performers coming soon!

More information here: Spring Benefit

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

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

Absolute Beginner Workshops

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   w/ Susan Hebach
    • February 19 - April 1
    • April 8 - May 13
    • May 20 - June 24
  • Mondays, 6:15-7:15           w/ Michela Marino Lerman
    • March 7 - April 11
    • April 18 - May 23
    • June 6 - June 20 (3 weeks, $42)
  • Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00        w/ Gabe Winns
    • March 8 - April 12
    • April 19 - May 24
    • May 31 - June 21 (4 weeks, $56)
Workshops are 6 weeks long (unless noted) and the cost is $84/6 weeks.

To register, please call 646.230.9564 or arrive at least 20 minutes before the first class.
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
Session 3: March 31 - May 5
Session 4: May 12 - June 16

Cost: $96

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

Tap Talks
March 11, 2016 (7:30-9pm)
Tap it Forward! (Sneak Peek)
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 13-17, 2016) at the Theater at the 14th Street Y.

Cost is $5 (members are free)

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

For detailed descriptions, please visit: Tap Talks

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!

Tap Treasures
Check out our new program as a part of Tap City!

Full information can be found here:
Rockin' In Rhythm 2016 photos by Vitaliy Piltser

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


The Actors Fund has long supported the dance community in managing the demands of a life in dance. We are devoted to helping performing artists and entertainment professionals in times of need, crisis, or transition.
To assist dancers during and post-career, The Dancers' Resource and Career Transition for Dancers programs offer the following services:
  •          Career Planning & Transition
  •          Health, Wellness, and Support for Injured Dancers
  •          Emergency Financial Assistance & Scholarships
To learn more about these services, come to Orientation for Dancers at The Actors Fund at 729 Seventh Avenue, 10th floor. The next one is on Monday, March 14th at 10:00 a.m., and they take place the second and fourth Monday of every month (except holidays).
Questions? Email Erin, Dancers Outreach Coordinator, at, and check our website at

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
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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