May 2017 


 
   

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Hello there,

First off, many thanks go out to all of our recent donors, both to those who contributed outright and also to those who participated in our fundraising efforts by donating auction items and/or bidding on them. I am constantly amazed at the support we receive year after year, and we are ever so grateful to our supporters!

Moving right along, we have much ado in May! We have open houses scheduled, free out door events for our student body, the return of Tap Talks with Brenda Bufalino and a very special workshop in association with Nicholas Young and the Institute for the Rhythm Arts (IFTRA). Check out our list of upcoming events. I hope to see everyone at ALL of them!

Tony Waag
Artistic Director
Photo by: Lois Greenfield
Student of the month!
LIZ COUSINS


Liz began her love affair with tap back in March 2011 at ATDF in a class with Lynn Schwab, and hasn't looked back. She dove in with head and heart and has volunteered her time for ATDF almost from the start. Originally from Southern California, she moved to NYC in 1997 to pursue the music industry, and has since run her own promotions company since 2002. In 2015 she also began to work in her other passion, professional cat sitting. She loves performing and has choreographed several pieces under the moniker Vaya Con Ritmo, her newest work will be performed at the Adult Showcase on June 24. Obsessed with Star Wars, horror, Woodstock and all things geeky, you can usually find Liz with a huge smile on her face at our events where she always says she is "happy to help".


Friday, May 19, 2017 (7:30-9pm)
  Brush Up Your Shim Sham Class w/Tony Waag for the NYC Dance Parade

All YOUTH, TEEN & ADULT Students are welcome!
American Tap Dance Center
  
FREE!
Visit: May Events
Contact registration if you plan to participate.
 
May 20 & May 21, 2017

  
Check it out at: May Events

Sunday, May 21, 2017 (1-2pm)
  Tap Attack/National Tap Dance Day

FREE public performance by ATDF Adult and Youth Program students, the Tap City Youth Ensemble and various special guests from the tap dance community.
  
Hudson River Park/Pier 45 (Christopher Street and the Hudson River)
  
Visit: May Events
Hudson River Park/Pier 45
(Christopher Street and the Hudson River)

 
July 10, 2017
  
July 11, 2017
Copasetic Boat Ride 
July 14, 2017
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
July 16-23 , 2017
 
Level 2 - Advanced Beginners
July 18-23, 2017  
  • 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 2017.
For full information visit:  Tap Teacher Training
 
Featured Products!

 

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Visit UPCOMING EVENTS  for detailed info on these important dates:

Saturday, April 29 & Sunday, April 30, 2017
YOUTH PROGRAM OPEN HOUSES

May 4, 10, 17 & 24, 2017
FOUR WEEK WORKSHOP w/BRENDA BUFALINO

May 12, 2017
TAP TALK

May 20, 2017

DANCE PARADE

May 21, 2017
YOUTH PROGRAM OPEN HOUSES
TAP ATTACK


May 27 - May 29, 2017
IFTRA WORKSHOP

Friday, June 16, 2017
ADULT STUDENT TASK FORCE MEETING

June 18, 2017
TAP CITY YOUTH CONCERT

June 24, 2017
ADULT PROGRAM SHOWCASE

July 8 - 15, 2017
TAP CITY 2017

July 16 - 23, 2017
TAP TEACHER TRAINING 

August 14 - 18, 2017
TAP CAMP FOR KIDS

Youth Program Open Houses
April 29 & 30, 2017

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. Classes for all ages and levels begin September 12 and conclude with a June Concert!

To registration, please contact registrar@atdf.org or call 646.230.9564

For information on Youth Programs visit: ATDF Youth
Tap Talk with Brenda Bufalino
Choreography (Part Two)
May 12, 2017
   
Four Week Workshop w/Brenda Bufalino
Wednesdays - May 4, 10, 17 & 24 (12-2pm)
Advanced Tech & Rep
Adults & Teens 13+ 
American Tap Dance Center
  
$30 - single class
$100 - 4 class card
  
To register visit: REGISTRATION
Saturday, May 20, 2017 (1pm)
  NYC Dance Parade
All ATDC YOUTH, TEEN & ADULT students are asked to participate!
  
FREE!

Visit: May Events
Contact us at registration if you plan to participate.

  Check it out at: May Events

IFTRA Workshop

May 27-29, 2017

* Ali Bradley

* Michelle Dorrance
*
Max Pollak
*
Nicholas Young

REGISTER HERE

* Youth, Teen & Adult Residencies
* Master Classes
*
Daily Tap Talks/Tap Films
*
Copasetic Boat Ride
*
Tap Treasures Tour
*
Tap Concerts
*
Tap Awards
*
Tap Heaven!
 

REGISTER HERE

Year-Round Adult Program
September 12, 2016 - June 23, 2017

Sign-In and pay before you come!
Visit ADULT PROGRAMS
Or call: 646-230-9564
 
Prices:
$9     New Students 1st Class
$18   Single Class
$80   5 Class Card
$140 10 Class Card
$180 15 Class Card
 
Location:
American Tap Dance Center, 154 Christopher St. #2B
 
Aug 14 - 18, 2017
Tap Camp For Kids

American Tap Dance Foundation
Staff  
Tony Waag - Artistic/Executive Director
Susan Hebach - Youth Program/TCYE Director
Craig Fuchs - Education Assistant
ATDF
Rosie Marinelli - Lead Receptionist
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 


 

Supporters

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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