October 2017 
 


 
   

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Hi gang,
 
Well here we are in FULL FORCE! Much ado and MUCH to do! Are you in, or are you out?

We have two new workshops for adults coming up in October with Tap Masters Brenda Bufalino and Sam Weber. You're SO invited! 
 
Our Youth Program is well underway also, but it's NOT too late to join in. Contact reception if you're interested and always be sure to check out our News & Events page for detailed information on upcoming activity.

By the way, we are starting a fundraising campaign to replace our floors. Stay tuned for more info on that.
 
Hope to see everyone soon.

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
 Saturday, May 19, 2018
Dance Parade

Save the Date!
October 9, 2017 & November 7, 2017
(1) DAY TAP CAMPS FOR YOUTH
 
For details visit: TAP CAMPS
ATDF's comprehensive training program in teaching rhythm tap to children, teens, and adults
 
Level 1 - Teaching Beginners July 16-22, 2018
Level 2 - Adv Beginners July 17-22, 2018
Level 3 - Slow Intermediate July 24-29, 2018

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 full information visit: Tap Teacher Training

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

September 11 - June 17, 2018
YEAR-ROUND YOUTH PROGRAM

September 11 - June 22, 2018
YEAR-ROUND ADULT PROGRAM
 

October 4, 11 & 18, 2017

BRENDA BUFALINO WORKSHOP

October 9, 2017
November 7, 2017
(1) DAY TAP CAMPS FOR YOUTH

October 20 - 22, 2017
SAM WEBER WORKSHOP

November 17, 2017
ADULT STUDENT TASK FORCE MEETING

December 10, 2017
HOLIDAY SHOWCASE
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

October 4, 11 & 18, 2017

Three Weeks with Brenda Bufalino

Wednesdays, 12 - 2pm
Call us to register:
 
(646) 230-95634
Oct. 11, Nov 8 & 19, Dec 13, 2017 (10am-noon)  

*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
Oct. 20 - 22, 2017
 
 
Three Days 
with Sam Weber
 
Student of the Month!
 
Dena F. Rothstein
age 3

I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and started tap dancing by age 3. I continued to dance (tap, jazz and ballet) throughout my childhood, but stopped when I left for college. I moved to NYC after graduating from the University of Michigan in 2001 and I returned to tap 5 or 6 years ago. When I first started dancing again all my teachers directed me to ATDF as the ideal place to both learn the history and culture of the dance while at the same time studying with the best in a warm and encouraging environment.

Despite my demanding job (in Product Management), over the last few years I've been fortunate enough to study regularly with Brenda Bufalino, Barbara Duffy, and Felipe Galganni (to name a few). I am thankful and honored to recognize that they've repeatedly helped me surpass, both mentally and physically, what I believed I was capable of with the dance. And there's the fabulous bonus of the many wonderful friends I've made at ATDF.


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.


October 2 & 3, 2017 

Dorrance Dance
Fall for Dance


October 13 & 14, 2017
Kazu Kumagai
HEAR/HERE
92nd Street Y



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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