July 2016

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Tap Future 2015
Photo by Vitaliy Piltser
Tap City 2016
July 9 - 16, 2016 

Programs for kids, teens & adults of all levels!

20 different Adult Program Master Classes, for all levels! a few spaces left!

4-day Youth Program!

4-day Pre-Professional Program for Teens! SOLD OUT!

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

Performance opportunities for everyone!

NEW Tap Treasures Tour!

Copasetic Boat Ride: Monday, July 11, 6pm-9:30pm, Circle Line Marina

Tap Awards Show: Tuesday, July 12, 9pm, Duke on 42nd St.

Tap Treasures Show: Thursday, July 14, 7pm and 9:30pm, Duke on 42nd St.

Tap It Out Free Outdoor Performance: Friday, July 15, 6pm and 6:30pm, Foley Square

Tap Future All Student Showcase: Saturday, July 16, 3pm and 5pm, Duke on 42nd St.

For more information and how to purchase tickets, please visit: Tap City Events

Summer Adult Program

July 18 - September 11, 2016
6:15 - 7:15, Absolute Beginner w/ Samara Seligsohn
6:15 - 7:30, Beginner w/ Susan Hebach 
12:00 - 1:00, Absolute Beginner w/ Gabe Winns *no class July 19
6:15 - 7:30, Slow Intermediate w/ Felipe Galganni
6:15 - 7:30, Advanced Beginner w/ Claudia Rahardjanoto
6:15 - 7:30, Fast Beginner w/ Tamii Sakurai
6:15 - 7:30, 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 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

Tap Treasures
A new program, it is designed to provide numerous opportunities for festival students and the general public to learn about and experience the rich evolution of Tap Dance in it's birthplace, New York City, through numerous entertaining and participatory events. All participants first receive an attractive "Tap Map" identifying key locations important to tap's history, as well as detailed information and schedule.

Monday, July 11 - Uptown 
Apollo Theater, 11am - 12pm

Tuesday, July 12 - Midtown
Duke on 42nd St. Theater, 7pm

Wednesday, July 13 - Downtown
Woodpeckers Tap Dance Center, 7pm
The Village Gate, 8pm
The American Tap Dance Center, 9pm

Full information can be found here:
Tap Treasures at the New Victory

July 28, 2016 at 7pm

The New Victory Theater is thrilled to present Victory Dance, a series specifically curated to introduce younger audiences to the incredible artistry and diversity of dance in New York City. Each evening will feature a unique program of three different companies. See them all for a full summer of dance at only $10 per ticket!

Program C includes:
  • American Tap Dance Foundation Tap Treasures 
  • Camille A. Brown & Dancers New Second Line
  • Nadine Bommer Dance Company Excerpts

     from Invisi'BALL
For more information and tickets, please visit: New Victory Theater.

Tap City Youth Ensemble Auditions
Calling all advanced tap dancers age 12-18
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!
Audition is required - send in a video audition for consideration! Full details here: TCYE Audition Info

Questions? Email Susan Hebach at shebach@atdf.org or call 646.230.9564.

TCYE performing in the Tap City Youth COncert 2016. Photo credit: Wallace Flores

Tap Camp
August 15 - 19, 2016
(Ages 5 - 11, 0 - 3 years experience)
9:30am - 2:00pm    

ATDF youth programs, for children and teens, teach students about America's own indigenous art form - Tap. Our distinguished faculty shares their knowledge of the artistry and history of tap with each student in a fun, safe and supportive environment.

Tap Technique and Choreography
Master Classes in various Percussive Dance Forms
Tap History & Film
Field Trip
Presentation for parents on last day

To register: 
Please call 646-230-9564

Tap Camp 2015!



     Tap Forward 2015 - Photo by Amanda Gentile                 Tap Future 2015 - Photo 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. 

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  
Constance Valis Hill Ph.D. - ATDF Director of Preservation
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
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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