December 2016 


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Happy Holidays!



Dear friends,

My hat is off to you. I wish you the best holiday season ever and we look forward to a great new year!

Don't forget our Youth Holiday Showcase which is coming up on December 4th. It's a great way to celebrate the season and the ATDF Youth Program.


Also, our Adult Student Task Force (see below) continues to meet and grow. Contact me if you're interested in attending the next discussion/meeting on January 6th, 2017.


It's also that time of year when we ask you for your support through direct donations. If you're so inclined you can visit New York Charities at this LINK to support the ATDF. We appreciate any level of contribution and thank you in advance.


We are in the middle of securing spaces and making arrangements for a host of events coming up in the spring and summer, so please check our ongoing list of events for updates at: NEW & NEXT


As always, if you have any questions or concerns you can always call us or email us at:
Onwards & upwards ,
Tony Waag
Artistic Director
Photo: Lois Greenfield
ATDF Holiday Showcase 
December 4, 2016 (5pm)
PPAS, 328 W 48th Street
(between 8th & 9th Avenues)
VIP: $25
General: $10
Child/Student: $5
To purchase call us at: 646-230-9564

Important dates:


Dec. 19, 2016 -  Jan 2, 2017



Feb 18 & 19, 2017


ATDF Upcoming Events!

Looking for information on upcoming ATDF Events?

For a complete list check us out at: NEW & NEXT
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
(two options for your start date):
July 16-23 or July 30-Aug 6, 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
Year-Round Youth Program
Sept. 12, 2016 - June 18, 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!
For registration, please contact or call 646.230.9564

For information on Youth Programs visit: ATDF Youth
Year-Round Adult Program
Sept. 12, 2016 - June 23, 2017
6:15 - 7:30, Beginner w/Samara Seligsohn
6:15 - 7:30, Fast Beginner w/Craig Fuchs
7:30 - 8:30, Absolute Beginner w/Rotating Staff
12:00 - 1:00, Absolute Beginner w/Gabe Winns
1:00 - 2:15, Beginner w/Gabe Winns
6:15 - 7:30 Advanced Beginner w/Felipe Galganni
6:15 - 7:30, Slow Intermediate w/Lynn Schwab
Noon - 2, Advanced Tech & Rep w/Brenda Bufalino (next 3 week session: Nov 30, Dec 7 & Dec 14)
6:15 - 7:30, Beginner w/Asha Griffifth
6:15 - 7:30, Advanced Beginner w/ Barbara Duffy
6:15 - 7:30, Fast Beginner w/Christina Carminucci
6:15 - 7:45 Beginner w/Susan Hebach
6:15 - 7:30 Intermediate w/Felipe Galganni
6:15 - 7:15 Absolute Beginner Workshops w/Megan Bartula
5:30 - 6:45, Fast Beginner w/ Claudia Rahardjanoto
$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
and pay before you come!
Or call: 646-230-9564

Tap Talk/Tap Film

Fri, Jan. 27, 2017 7:30-9pm
Click to Register
Or Ccll 646-230-9564 to reserve your seat.

November 30, December  7 & 14, 2016
(3) 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
$75 - 3 classes

Click to Register
Or call us at: 646-230-9564

     Tap City 2015 - Photo by Debi Field
Student Task Force  Meeting
Friday, January 6, 2017 (7:30-8:30pm)

Join Artistic Director Tony Waag and help us create a ATDF "task force" of adult students who want to be more involved. We want to hear your ideas and make YOU part of the process. Together, we can create new opportunities, and have more fun doing it!

Contact me if you're interested in the future at:

     Tap it Out 2013 - Photo: Debi Field     
Save the Dates!
Winter Tap Intensive
February 18 & 19, 2017

Advanced Beginning & Intermediate Level
Master Classes & Residencies  for Adults & Teens 13+

Teachers to include: Brenda Bufalino, Kazu Kumagai, Lisa LaTouche, Leo Sandoval, Caleb Teicher & Gabe Winns.
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 - Artistic/Executive Director
Susan Hebach - Youth Program/TCYE Director
Craig Fuchs - Education Assistant
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 



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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