|OK everyone. Hold onto your hats!
Here we go again!
Tap City is very near and we need your support. Have you registered? Are you coming? Did you buy your tickets?
Photo by: Lois Greenfield
Student of the month!
I started tapping at age five at Ms. Sherry's School of Dance in Brooklyn. My mother thought dance would give me confidence, and she was right!
I grew up in Bellmore, L.I. in a household that was filled with music. Jazz, big band, and show tunes were standard listening. My parents were good dancers and I loved watching them lindy hop and ballroom at their backyard dance parties. Coming into NYC to see musical theater was a regular family event, and we made our annual pilgrimage to Radio city to see the Rockettes.
I continued to tap up until high school and then took a long hiatus to do life. During this time I received my MSW, maintained a psychotherapy practice, got married and had 2 children, learned to blow glass and started my online glass businesses (Mazel Tov Glass.com and Pet Petalsnyc.com) Check out my websites if you are curious!.
When my daughter Carly turned 5 she was introduced to tap dance and loved it. She studied with Susan Hebach and then joined the Tap City Youth Ensemble. Because of Susan, I returned to tap. Susan encouraged the parents to learn the shim sham with her students. I was drawn in and when Tony started ATDF I found a new passion.
Tap is joyful. Tap dancing is certainly better than going to the gym! It has given me a connection to a special community, to learn about the historic artful, to make new friends, to share something special with my daughter.
Thank you Tony for creating ATDF, and a special thanks to Susan, Lynn and Barbara for your amazing teaching skills, support, and encouragement.
July 10, 2017
July 11, 2017
Copasetic Boat Ride
|Thursday, July 13, 2017
Celebrate Tap City in Union Square as four incredible tap dancers battle it out. We welcome to the stage Caleb Teicher & Company (CT&Co) vs. Sarah Reich's Tap Music Project.
CT&Co presents new work the blends traditional American dance forms in a modern context, while the Tap Music Project focuses on tap as a percussive instrument.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Prepare to be tapping your feet to this fantastic match up. Watch the performance on Union Square's South Plaza (near 14th Street).
For full details visit: Summer in the Square
Summer Schedule for Adult Classes
July 17 - September 7, 2017
July 7-14, 2017
TAP FILMS (NO MAPS & ABOUT TAP)
July 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2017
TAP FILMS (NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY)
July 8 - 15, 2017
TAP CITY 2017
July 10, 2017
TAP TREASURES TOUR
July 11, 2017
COPASETIC BOAT RIDE
July 12, 2017
July 13, 2017
July 14, 2017
TAP ELLINGTON CONCERT
July 15, 2017
August 14 - 18, 2017
TAP CAMP FOR KIDS
* Youth, Teen & Adult Residencies
* Master Classes
* Daily Tap Talks/Tap Films
* Copasetic Boat Ride
* Tap Treasures Tour
* Tap Concerts
* Tap Awards
* Tap Heaven!
Aug 14 - 18, 2017
Tap Camp For Kids
July 14, 2017
Mondays in July, 2017
TAP MONDAYS IN JULY
July is Tap Dance month here at The Library! The Jerome Robbins Dance Division is the recipient of the American Tap Dance Foundation's 2017 Tap Preservation Award, which will be presented to us during Tap City, the New York City Tap Festival. To celebrate, we are screening just a few of the many tap treasures from the Library's collections.
The screenings will be held on the Third Floor Screening Room at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at 6pm.
Doors open at 5:30pm.
Seating is first come first served.
July 7 - 14, 2017
NO MAPS ON MY TAPS/ABOUT TAP
"Lost" classic documentaries that helped resurrect the art of tap dancing in the 1980's
World premiere of new restorations from the original camera negatives
|Tap Teacher Trainings 2017
Apply Early for Tuition Discount
The ATDF's comprehensive training
program in teaching rhythm tap to
children, teens, and adults
Level 1 - Teaching Beginners
Level 2 - Advanced Beginners
July 18-23, 2017
- Rhythm tap technique
- Copasetic Canon repertory
- 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"
Accepting applications now for 2017.