November 2015

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Fall Adult Program 

September 14 - June 24
6:15 - 7:30, Beginner w/ Michela Marino-Lerman
6:15 - 7:30, Fast Beginner w/ Toni Noblett
7:30 - 8:30, Absolute Beginner w/ Michela Marino-Lerman
12:00 - 1:00, Absolute Beginner w/ Gabe Winns  
6:15 - 7:30, Slow Intermediate w/ Lynn Schwab
6:15 - 7:30, Advanced Beginner w/ Felipe Galganni
6:15 - 7:30, Beginner w/ Asha Griffith
6:15 - 7:30, Advanced Beginner w/ Barbara Duffy
6:15 - 7:30, Fast Beginner w/ Courtney Runft

5:15 - 6:30, 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
New York, NY 10014
and pay before you come!



Adult Program Repertory Classes


Do you want to learn entire pieces of choreography? These are the classes for you! It is recommended that you also take a companion technique class in addition to the rep class.


Intermediate Repertory


Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 w/ Lynn Schwab


Session 2: January 5 - June 21 

Cost: $384


Advanced Beginner Repertory


Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 w/ Barbara Duffy


Session 2: January 6 - June 22

Cost: $400


Beginner Repertory **NEW**


Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:45 w/ Susan Hebach


Session 1: November 5 - December 17

Cost: $96


Session 2: January 7 - June 23

Cost: $400


To register, please call 646.230.9564 or arrive at least 20 minutes before the first class.

Adult Program Beginner Repertory / Workshop
Time Steps: Classic, Hoofing & Beyond!  Learn the basic time steps associated with Broadway, and move on through traditional hoofing time steps, and learn the formula to build your own unique time step. 

Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:30 w/ Susan Hebach

6 weeks November 5 - December 17 
(No class Nov 26)
Cost: $96 for the 6 weeks, $16 drop in

Full 6-week registration in encouraged

Questions? Contact Susan Hebach at
Tap Dance in the Village Lecture
A One, Two, Three, Four: A History of Tap Dance in the Village

A lecture, slideshow and live presentation created by Tony Waag

WHEN: Thursday, December 10, 2015 6:30-8pm

WHERE: Baha'i Unity Center's "Dizzy" Gillespie Theater
53 East 11th Street, between University & Broadway

COST: The event is free. No tickets, but reservations are required. Reservations will begin one month in advance, so please check back.
Shahn Shahn: Live in NYC
WHEN: Saturday, November 21st, 2015,  7pm

WHERE: The American Tap Dance Center, 154 Christopher St. #2B (NYC) 

COST: $5 Donation

Join us for Sean Jackson's premier event at the American Tap Dance Center. The evening will be an unusual studio performance created by the Artist In Residence himself. You are invited into his process; a syncopated journey, a feast for the senses, and a meditation of sound.
Hosted by ATDF Artistic Director Tony Waag. Refreshments will be served.

For tickets call 646-230-9564
Tap Teacher Trainings 
July 2016
The ATDF's comprehensive training program in teaching rhythm tap to children, teens, and adults
July 17-24, 2016 Level 1 
(Teaching Beginners)
July 19-24, 2016 Level 2 
(Teaching Advanced Beginners)
  • 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 2016. For full information visit: Tap Teacher Training

ATDF Youth Program in action!

For more pictures of ATDF performances and events including Tap City 2015, please visit:  Flickr!
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. 

Book Launch of What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing by Brian Seibert 
Guest Dancers: Ayodele Casel, Michela Marino Lerman, Max Pollak
When: November 19 at 7pm
Where: PowerHouse Arena, 37 Main St., DUMBO, Brooklyn
Tickets: Free
Tap History Lecture by Brian Seibert with films and performance 
Guest Dancer: Ayodele Casel
When: November 23 at 6:30pm
Where: CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York
Tickets: Free
For more information on Brian Seibert's book, please visit:

Seeking highly trained tap dancers, ageS 10-15,  for  Maurice Hines' new off Broadway
Directed by Jeff Calhoun ("Newsies").
Only seeking siblings who are expert tappers.


Bring photo & resume, no singing necessary. Bring tap shoes and
be ready to dance at 12:00pm. 

For questions, please contact:

American Tap Dance Foundation
Tony Waag - ATDF Artistic/Executive Director
Susan Hebach - ATDF Youth Program/TCYE Director
Courtney Runft - ATDF Education Associate/Registrar
Margaret Morrison - ATDF Education Advisor  
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
David Guilmette
Constance Valis Hill Ph.D.
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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