October 2016  


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Happy Fall Everyone!
So we're up and rolling and so far so good. New schedule, new season and even new floors!

We are very happy to see everyone again, even though many of you never really left.

We have much to do, much to see and much to share with you. 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 allways call us or email us at: info@atdf.org

I'm forming a Adult Student Task Force (see below) so contact me if you're interested in attending a discussion/meeting on October 25th & or October 28th.

And if you have any questions concerning class schedules, scholarships or registration, feel free to contact us at (646) 230-9564 or you can email: shebach@atdf.org

Tony Waag
Artistic Director

Sunday, October 16, 2016
Master Classes w/Sam Weber
10:45am - 12:15pm Inter/Adv
12:30 - 2pm Adv/Beg


Fee per class: $25

To register visit: Registration
Or call: 646-230-9564

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Brenda Bufalino
Receives the 2016 Bessie Award for Lifetime Acheivement!

BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House
Peter Jay Sharp Building
30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11217
For more info & tickets visit: Bessie Tickets

Please Note:

There will be no Rep Class on Tuesday, October 18 so that everyone can go to the BESSIE AWARDS

Save the date:



ATDF Upcoming Events!

Looking for information on upcoming ATDF Events?

For a complete list check us out at: NEW & NEXT
Recent tap articles:

More Than a Novelty  by  Brenda Bufalino

Tap Dancing: Reports of Our Death Have Been Grossly Exaggerated by Margaret Morrison

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 registrar@atdf.org 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
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
(starts Oct 7)
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
We are closed October 31st!
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
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: twaag@atdf.org

     Tap it Out 2013 - Photo: Debi Field     
  Sept 14, 21 & 28 Oct 5, 2016
(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 class card
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 info@atdf.org with the who, what, where, and when by the 25th of the month prior to your event. 
September 29th, 7:30pm
Caleb Teicher & Company:  Variations (World Premiere) and  Small & Tall (NYC Premiere)
@ Goldstein Theater at Kupferberg Center for the Arts
Tickets are $15 ($10 for seniors, $5 for students)

September 30th, 7:30pm 
Check this out: Video

2016 International Body Music Festival
October 17-23 in Paris


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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