November 2016 


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And away.......we go!

November? Really? Yes, really. And pretty soon it will be the holidays! Speaking of, don't miss 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, don't forget I'm forming a Adult Student Task Force (see below). Contact me if you're interested in attending a discussion/meeting on October 28th. This is your chance to offer suggestions and to become more involved. I'm excited to spend some time with you!


Meanwhile, have a wonderful Turkey Day and Thanksgiving Day weekend. It's my favorite holiday. We have much to be thankful for.


You can check out our ongoing list of upcoming events at: NEW & NEXT

Be sure to check out our website for future updates and detailed schedules. Any questions or concerns you can always call us or email us at:
Gobble Gobble,
Tony Waag
Artistic Director
Photo by: Lois Greenfield

Important dates:


Oct. 31, 2016 - NO CLASSES - HALLOWEEN

Nov. 8, 2016 - NO ABSL BEG CLASS (Winn)
                      - NO REP CLASS (Schwab)
Nov. 23-27, 2016 - THANKSGIVING BREAK

Dec. 19, 2016 -


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
September 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
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 w/Samara Seligsohn
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
Student Task Force  
Friday, October 28 (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     
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
Call us to register: 646-230-9564

     Tap City 2015 - Photo by Debi Field
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. 
Friday, October 28, 2016
92Y at Noon

2016 Bessie Award Winner for Outstanding Performance
tap dancer KAZU KUMAGAI, and guests soliloquize 
Poetry, song, and music explored through the art of the tap dance with bassist Alex Blake, vocalist Sabrina Clery, guitarist Masa Shimizu and tapper Gabe Winn

Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the box office
 92Y, 1395 Lexington at 92nd St, NYC

Nov 11, 2016 at 10pm
"Sounds of a #Taplife (Take Two)"

Dixon Place: 161A Chrystie St, NYC (

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. 

 Recent Events
  The Bessies: Brenda Bufalino - Lifetime Achievement Award - Ayodele Casel and Bufalino Tribute Cast: Robin, Olivia, Margaret, Cintia, Neil, Jess, Barbara, Lynn, Asha, Tamii, Claudia, Felipe, Susan, Christina, Caleb, Samara & Tony
 Recent Events
   TCYE/TCJE Master Classes with Melinda Sulivan & Sam Weber


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