March 2017 


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Full steam ahead!
Ok everyone,

Now is the time I'm REALLY counting on you to buy, bid and breeze along with us! We have Rhythm in Motion coming up in March/April, TWO National Tap Dance Day events in May, our year-end Youth & Adult Program Concerts in June and of course Tap City in July!

Our Winter Tap Intensive was a success! Thank you Task Force for supporting and thank you Gabe for organizing another HOOT of a Tap Jam.

Don't miss our next Tap Talk with the amazing Brenda Bufalino on March 17. And PLEASE come to Rhythm in Motion March 29 - April 2 and support our Artists in Residence. We also have an online auction going live soon. We are fundraising (big surprise) again for ALL the ATDF programs we present, so please support us by purchasing those VIP Donor level tickets at Rhythm in Motion. We don't ask too much do we?

In May you might want to join us by participating in  the annual Dance Parade on May 20 and our annual Tap Attack on May 21 (details below)

Also, you might want to take a special look at our featured event Tap Ellington on July 14 during Tap City. We are celebrating the incredible Duke by inducting him into the Hall of Fame (our first musician) and then presenting a fantastic concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center! You HAVE to come. 
Tony Waag
Artistic Director
Photo by: Lois Greenfield
March 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2017
(4) Day Workshop (12- 2pm) 
with Brenda Bufalino
Important dates:
March 3, 2017

March 17, 2017

March 29 - Apr 2, 2017

May 20, 2017

May 21, 2017

May 27 - May 29, 2017

June 18, 2017

June 24, 2017

July 8 - 15, 2017

July 16 - 23, 2017

August 14 - 18, 2017

National Tap Dance Day Events!
May 20 & May 21, 2017


Check it out at: May Events
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
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
Aug 14 - 18, 2017
Tap Camp For Kids
Visit Tap Camp
save the dates!
Student Task Force  Meeting
Friday, March 3, 2017(7:30-9:00pm)
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
 p hoto: Debi Field 
Tap Talks/Tap Films
March 17, 2017
Making a Tap Dance w/BRENDA BUFALINO
Come enjoy, and contribute to a discussion about tap dance composition and choreography; from the three minute routines for the vaudeville stage, musical theater and musical movies, to the creation of a new concept in tap choreography...extended compositions for the concert stage.

The event will be led by Bessie Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Brenda Bufalino, who began her career as a variety artist, and became best known internationally for her groundbreaking, solo full length tap performances, and her creation of over 150 works for her companies; including the American and International Tap Dance Orchestras.  We will look at and discuss a classic three minute routine of Honi Coles and Bufalino, Bubba Gaines, and the duo of LaVaughn Robinson and Germaine Ingram, as well as deconstruct some of Bufalino's solos from "Cantata & the Blues," and seminal works for the ATDO.   Ms. Bufalino will read passages from her memoir, "Tapping the Source...Tap Dance Stories, Theory and Practice," which has been re-published by Codhill Press.
To register visit: REGISTRATION
$5 in advance by calling (646) 230-9564 or at the door (Members get in FREE)
Rhythm in Motion
March 29 - April 2, 2017



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


July 10, 2017
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
New Rhythm in Motion T-Shirt
Brenda's Book
Jenai's DVD
To purchase visit our Products Page
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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