August 2016  

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Tap Treasures Tour at the Apollo - Tap City 2016
Photo by Wallace Flores

I trust everyone is having a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you soon. Our August schedule is a bit abbreviated and our adult summer classes continue through September 7th (Mondays-Wednesdays).

Meanwhile, the ATDF staff is busy putting together our upcoming Youth and Adult Year-Round Schedules which will kick off on Monday, September 12th and then continue through June of 2017.

Be sure to check our website mid-August for a detailed schedule.

Just a reminder, we have a Tap Camp coming up August 15-19 and we still have a few opening slots available.

And please note, that Brenda Bufalino will be conducting a special 4 Week Workshop that will start September 14th!

Finally, if you have any questions concerning schedule, scholarships, TCYE auditions or registration, feel free to contact us at (646) 230-9564 or email

Onward & upwards!

Tony Waag
Artistic Director

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
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 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 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!

  Sept 14, 21 & 28 Oct 5, 2016
(4) Week Workshop

Advanced Technique and Repertory for Adults & Teens 13+

Tap master/choreographer Brenda Bufalino teaches workshop for int/adv/professionals.

Technique in Rhythm Concert Tap and American Tap Dance Orchestra Repertory.
$30 - single class
$100 - 4 class card
Call us to register: 646-230-9564

     Tap City 2015 - Photo by Debi Field


        Tap Awards 2016 - Photo by Amanda Gentile       Tap Treasures 2016 - Photo by Amanda Gentile
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. 

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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