October 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!


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

Adult Program Shim Sham Class


Come learn the classic work of the Shim Sham at the Beginner - Fast Beginner level! 


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


3 weeks October 6, 15, 22

Cost: $5/each


Come to one class or all three!


Questions? Contact Susan Hebach at shebach@atdf.org

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 1: September 15 - December 15

Cost: $224


Session 2: January 5 - June 21 

Cost: $384


Advanced Beginner Repertory


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


Session 1: September 16 - December 16

(no class Nov 25)

Cost: $208


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.

Michelle Dorrance 
2015 MacArthur Fellow

Michelle Dorrance, founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance, has been named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow. She continues to inspire with her innovation, spirit, and passion for the American born art form. Congratulations, Michelle!

Read about the MacArthur Foundation here:  MacArthur Foundation

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 crunft@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 - 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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