January 2017 


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Happy New Year!



Dear friends,

2017 really promises to be a GREAT new year for us.  We have been REALLY busy preparing a roster of amazing events and performances, some large some small, some indoor & some out-of-doors, some in places we've been before and some in exciting venues that are new to the ATDF. 

We have numerous studio events coming up at the American Tap Dance Center including special Master Classes for both our Youth & Adult Programs, Tap Talks & Tap Films, our semi-annual Winter Tap Intensive and our second Sound Cypher Tap Jam.


Also, 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 January 6th, 2017. 


In the spring we are participating in the annual Dance Parade on May 20th and on May 21st we will be celebrating National Tap Dance Day with a Tap Attack. March 29-April 3 is Rhythm in Motion and Tap City is coming up July 9-15, 2017.


Please be sure to check out our ongoing list of events for updates at: NEW & NEXT

Meanwhile, keep those screws in tight! We are on a roll!
Tony Waag
Artistic Director
Photo by: Lois Greenfield
Master Class with Mark Yonally!
January 7, 2017 (5:30 - 7:00pm)
Call us at (646) 230-9564 to register!
Visit our Faculty Page for a BIO
Fee: $25
Important dates:
Dec 19, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017

January 3, 2017
Feb 18 & 19, 2017
Feb 18 - 20, 2017
May 27 - May 29, 2017
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: 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
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
Aug 14 - 18, 2017
Tap Camp For Kids
save the dates!
Year-Round Youth Program
Sept. 12, 2016 - June 18, 2017
Accepting new students in January. 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

Holiday Showcase 2017


Click here! 

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
Or call 646-230-9564 to reserve your seat. 
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

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

January 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2017
(4) 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
$100 - 4 classes
Call us to register: 646-230-9564

        March 29 - April 2, 2017                       July 10 - 14, 2017
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.  

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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