February 2017 


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A few hats to fill!
Dear friends,

Winter is here and we have a few things going on around here too!

Our newly formed  Adult Student Task Force (see below) continues to meet and grow. Contact me if you're interested in attending the next discussion & meeting on February 3rd, 2017. 

Next up is our Winter Tap Intensive February 18th & 19th! Be sure to register ASAP. And don't forget our next Sound Cypher Tap Jam on the evening of Saturday, February 18th!

And right around the corner is Rhythm in Motion (March 29-April 2). We're VERY excited about moving to the Duke on 42nd Street! Tickets should be available in February.

Also, you might want to take a look at our "sneak preview" for Tap City 2017.

Please be sure to check out our ongoing list of events for updates at: NEW & NEXT
Tony Waag
Artistic Director
Photo by: Lois Greenfield
Important dates:
Feb 3, 2017

Feb 18, 2017

Feb 18 & 19, 2017
Feb 18 - 20, 2017
March 29 - Apr 2, 2017

May 21, 2017

May 27 - May 29, 2017

July 8 - 15, 2017
Student Task Force  Meeting
Friday, February 3, 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: twaag@atdf.org
Tap it Out 2013
 p hoto: Debi Field 

ATDF Upcoming Events!


Looking for information on upcoming ATDF Events?

For a complete list check us out at: NEW & NEXT
February 18 & 19, 2017
Advanced Beginning & Intermediate Level
Master Classes & Residencies  for Adults & Teens 13+

Teachers to include: Brenda Bufalino, Elizabeth Burke, DeWitt Fleming, Kazu Kumagai, Lisa LaTouche, Claudia Rahardjanoto, Germaine Salsberg, Leo Sandoval, Caleb Teicher & Gabe Winns.
For details visit: WTI17

Or call us at: 646-230-9564
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
Accepting new students in February. Contact Susan Hebach at: shebach@atdf.org for placement.

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 registrar@atdf.org or call 646.230.9564

For information on Youth Programs visit: ATDF Youth
Year-Round Adult Program
September 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 Workshop w/Rotating Staff
12:00 - 1:00, Absolute Beginner Workshop 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 4 week session: Jan 4, 11, 18 & 25)
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, NEW! Beginner with a focus on Copasetic Choreography 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
Jenai is coming to introduce!
Or call 646-230-9564 to reserve your seat. 
Rhythm in Motion
March 29 - April 2, 2017

July 8-15, 2017


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

Sneak Preview

July 10, 2017
Aug 14 - 18, 2017
Tap Camp For Kids
save the dates!
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.  
Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Announces the World Premiere of

Works & Process Rotunda Project:
Michelle Dorrance with Nicholas Van Young
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:30pm, 8pm and 9:30pm
On Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:30pm, 8pm and 9:30pm, Works & Process presents the first Works & Process Rotunda Project, a new initiative, commissioning site-specific residencies and performances for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda. The Works & Process Rotunda Project: Michelle Dorrance with Nicholas Van Young will feature MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance, one of the most sought-after tap dancers of her generation, working in collaboration with Bessie Award winner Nicholas Van Young. Culminating a three-week rotunda residency, Dorrance and Van Young lead a large cast of dancers and musicians from her company, Dorrance Dance, using dance and percussion to create a performative soundscape incorporating the rotunda as a musical instrument.
This 30-minute performance will be viewed from the ramps and requires audience members to stand for the duration of the program.
Tickets & Venue
$40, $35 Guggenheim
members and Friends of Works & Process.
$10 Student Rush Tickets
available one hour prior to each performance (if space allows, for students
under 25 with valid ID).
Box Office (212)
423-3575, (M-F, 1-5pm) or online at
Peter B. Lewis Theater
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

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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