January 2018 
 

 
   

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TAPPY NEW YEAR!
         
Hello everyone,

It's 2018 and we're cooking with gas!

Both our Youth and Adult Education Programs resume on January 2nd, and we have numerous up-coming studio events scheduled and/or in the making so be sure you check the schedule often as things tend to move around.

The amazing Brenda Bufalino will be back in the studio for a FIVE Week Workshop starting January 3rd, and we have also added a Basic Level Class, which will be taught by Felipe Galganni for those of you who graduated from an Absolute Beginner Workshop or just in need of a refresher course.

Join us for a reception/jam on Friday, January 5th (7:30-9pm) to "break" in our new floors and thank all our floor drive donors. Guests of honor will be Nancy & Joel Kremsdorf.
 
By the way, our next meeting for the Adult Task Force will be held on Thursday, January 18th! Join us.

In February, we have TWO new (4) Week Workshops with Lisa La Touche and Jason Bernard as well as our first annual Winter Tap Carnival on February 16-19, 2018.

We continue to raise funds to support our programs, so if you're so inclined, you can make your tax deductible donations by visiting us at: nycharities.org
 
And, don't forget to visit our News & Events page for detailed information on this and any other upcoming activity.

Cheers!

Tony Waag
Artistic Director                             Photo by: Lois Greenfield
Fall Schedule for Adult Classes
September 11, 2017 - June 22, 2018

Fall Schedule for Youth Program
September 11, 2017 - June 17, 2018
TAP TALKS/TAP FILMS
Friday, January 26, 2018
(7:30-9pm)
American Tap Dance Orchestra (ATDO) Alumni gather to reflect, recall & re-examine 15 years of dynamic choreography created by  Brenda Bufalino , local productions & touring international.  Numerous performances from the ATDF Archives will be screened.

To register visit: TAP TALKS
Or call (646) 230-9564

January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2018
(5) WEEK WORKSHOP WITH
BRENDA BUFALINO
Tap master/choreographer Brenda Bufalino teaches workshop for int/adv/professionals.
 Technique in Rhythm Concert Tap and American Tap Dance Orchestra Repertory .
  
To Register: Bufalino January Workshop
or call 646-230-9564

Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018
(4) WEEK WORKSHOP WITH
LISA LA TOUCHE
(2:30 - 4pm)
Adults & Teens 13 +
  Intermediate/Advanced Level
Technique & Repertory
  
$9 - first class for new students
$18 - single class
$64 - 4 class card
 
or call 646-230-9564


Mondays, February 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2018
(4) WEEK WORKSHOP WITH
JASON BERNARD
(2:30 - 4pm)
Adults & Teens 13 +
  Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Level
Technique & Repertory
  
$9 - first class for new students
$18 - single class
$64 - 4 class card
    
or call 646-230-9564


Visit NEWS & EVENTS  for detailed info on these important dates:

January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2018
(5) WEEK WORKSHOP W/BRENDA BUFALINO

Friday, January 5, 2018
NEW FLOORS/NEW YEAR RECEPTION/JAM

Thursday, January 18, 2018
ADULT TASK FORCE MEETING

Fridays, Jan 26, Feb 9, Mar 23 & Apr 20, 2018
TAP TALKS

February 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2018
(4) WEEK WORKSHOP W/LISA LATOUCHE

February 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2018
(4) WEEK WORKSHOP W/JASON BERNARD

February 16 - 19, 2018
WINTER TAP DANCE CARNIVAL

Saturday
, May 19, 2018
DANCE PARADE

Sunday, June 17, 2018
TAP CITY YOUTH CONCERT

June 23, 2018
ADULT STUDENT SHOWCASE

July 7 - 14, 2018
TAP CITY 2018

July 11 & July 12, 2018
RHYTHM IN MOTION

July 15 - 29, 2018
TAP TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM

NEW FLOORS/NEW YEAR! RECEPTION/JAM
Friday, January 5, 2018 (7:30-9pm)
 
JOIN US IN CELEBRATION
OF OUR NEW FLOORS!
Please RSVP at (646) 230-9564
*NEW* Tap Teacher Workshops
A sampling of Copasetic Curriculum and new rhythm tap ideas for your students, taught by Susan Hebach and Margaret Morrison.

   

Visit: Tap Teacher Workshops
Register HERE
WINTER TAP DANCE CARNIVAL!
February 16 - 19, 2018
 
 
For details Step Right Up! HERE

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Dance Parade
Save the Date!

ATDF's comprehensive training program in teaching rhythm tap to children, teens, and adults

Level 1:  July 16-22, 2018
Teaching Beginners

Level 2: July 17-22, 2018
Teaching Advanced Beginners

Level 3: July 24-29, 2018
Teaching Slow Intermediate


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)

For information visit: 

 
Donations are always welcome!

   

Check Out Our Products!
    
  To purchase visit our Products Page
 
Student of the Month!
Dorine Oliver
 
"I love tap. As far as I can remember I always loved tap. I saw a Fred Astaire movie, then Stormy Weather with the Nicholas brothers and that was it.

Walking down the street in Soho one day I heard tap dancing and there was Woodpeckers. Brenda let me take her class, I had studied tap as a teenager. Sometimes we saw the elegant figure of a legend with a beautiful smile, Honi Coles was there. Once during a workshop Gregory said: Better late than... someone added: Never... Still useful to this day. The American Tap Dance Orchestra was rehearsing and touring. The word choreography had landed in the world of tap dancing.

New York, tap dancer's paradise with the incredible dancers and extraordinary teachers. New York becoming a ghost city. The tapping feet keep tapping and tapping. Woodpeckers closed. ATDF opened. The Tap Youth Ensemble is rocking the studio. Brenda, daughter of the sun, is still dancing. I am still taking her class and it is still a source of inspiration. I am dancing on my scaffold while painting murals, careful not to fall. Dancing in the park, I think that the squirrels like it. Dancing on the train platform. Dancing in the streets. I'll put it in my film, scene after scene, class after class, performance after performance, sound after sound, rhythm after rhythm, practice after practice and practice again. The joy of dancing, the shoes of many colors, the sweat dripping onto the floor, the holes in the floors, the metal against the wood, the soles sliding on the wood, the beautiful steps, again and again. It's a wonderful day I am dancing!" Dorine

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! 
 
The American Tap Dance Foundation would like to thank the following individuals for their recent donations to our FLOOR DRIVE!
 
 
$10,000 Matching!
Nancy & Joel Kremsdorf
$1,000 or more!
Dale Fournier & Michael Wellington
Christiana Sartorio
Kathleen Sundt
$500 or more!
Anabel Adams & Scott Craft
Stephanie Blackmon Waag
Lorie Broser
Elizabeth Howie
Andrea Osnow
Kim Thacker
$100 or more!
Doris Adams
Kurt Albert
Jill K. Alcott & Alcott Philanthropy Consulting
Christine Amorossi
Kathleen Axen
Aimée Babbin
Tanya Bagnato
Cynthia Bianchi
Klaus Bleis
Brogan & Family (thanks Lola)
Margaret Brown
Sandra Chapman
Elmhurst Physical Therapy
Fran & Rob Fink
Peggy Fulton
Thelma Goldberg
Robert J. Gumenick
Al Heyward
Yin Ho and Henry Hsia
Nancy Hume
Pam and Dan Kelly (for Maddie Gramling)
Ann Kilkelly
Karen Kleber
Diane Lerner
Jennifer Lillie
Beverly Lynn & NJ Marinaro
Diane Montgomery
Sally F. Nibbelink
Erica Panush
Deb Pelton Hall
Cheri Pogeler
Nina Rota
Cynthia Roush
Carol Swedlow
The Taetle Family
Ellen Walterscheid
$25 or more!
Judith Barber
Jeanne M. Beaumont
Daniel Beaver-Seitz
Barb Bernardo
Nicole A. Brown
Cintia Chamecki
Kitty Chen
Jennifer, Victor and Celia Costa
Pat Duffy
Jill Fitzgerald - Tap Ties
Amanda Gentile
Dori Gillman
Laurie Gittelman
Scott and Lisa Gramling 
Megan Haungs
Robert & Fay Kay
Yoko Kono
Carly Levin
Jeff Macdonagh
Jon Magner

Nancy Muntz
Keeko O. Nakadai
Tatjana Newman
Ruth and Gady Reinhold
Emily Rinck
Claus Salzmann
Elka Samuels Smith
Emily Schottland
Lisa Scotto
Spektor Family
Mark Wallach
Shellie Winkler
S. Wolf
Denise Wood
Joanna Yuen
and NUMEROUS
other anonymous
friends and supporters!
(list in formation)


RELATED RHYTHMS   
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 info@atdf.org with the who, what, where, and when by the 25th of the month prior to your event.
 
      
January 9 & 14, 2018
Caleb Teicher & Company and BODYTRAFFIC

  


American Tap Dance Foundation
Staff  
Tony Waag - Artistic/Executive Director
Susan Hebach - Youth Program/TCYE Director
Craig Fuchs - Education Assistant
ATDF
Liz Cousins - Studio Operations Manager
Margaret Morrison - Education Advisor  
Constance Valis Hill Ph.D. - 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 


 

Current Supporters

The American Tap Dance Foundation, Inc. would like to thank the following for their generous support: New York Department of Cultural Affairs, Howard Gilman Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Tsunami Foundation - Anson and Debra Beard, Jr. and Family, and numerous individuals, friends and families. 


 

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