September 2017 


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Hello everyone,
Our Year-Round Adult and Youth Programs start up again on September 11th. And, if you have kids, send them to our open houses September 6 - 10. We are also offering TWO Full Day Tap Camps for kids on October 9th and November 7th.

For adults we have special workshops coming up in October with Tap Masters Brenda Bufalino and Sam Weber. Check out our News & Events page for detailed information on both of these events.

Meanwhile, our Holiday Youth Showcase is scheduled for December 10th. Please join us!
Did you see us on NY1? Check it out.

Tony Waag
Artistic Director
Photo by: Lois Greenfield
Fall Schedule for Adult Classes
September 11, 2017 - June 22, 2018

Fall Schedule for Youth Program
September 11, 2017 - June 17, 2018
 Saturday, May 19, 2018
Dance Parade

Save the Date!
Visit UPCOMING EVENTS  for detailed info on these important dates:

September 6, 7, 8 9 & 10, 2017

September 11 - June 17, 2018

September 11 - June 22, 2018
September 22, 2017

October 4, 11 & 18, 2017


October 20 - 22, 2017


December 10, 2017

September, 2017
Open Houses

Wed, Sept 6th , 4-5pm
Thu, Sept 7 th, 4-5pm
Fri, Sept. 8 th 4-5pm
Sat, Sept. 9 th 11-Noon
Sun, Sept. 10th, 11-Noon

Oct. 20 - 22, 2017
Three Days 
with Sam Weber
October 4, 11 & 18, 2017

Three Weeks with Brenda Bufalino

Wednesdays, 12 - 2pm
Call us to register:
(646) 230-95634
Student of the Month!

I was raised in a suburb of Rochester, NY and started tap dancing when I was 6 in a ballet/tap combo class in my neighbor's basement studio.  I liked ballet, but I loved tap and it was a sad day when she decided to stop teaching.  My parents found another ballet teacher, but were unable to find another tap teacher in what I now know (thanks to ATDF) was tap's decline. That was the end of tap for me for many years. I n 1989, I moved to NYC to take a teaching job at Tompkins Hall, a preschool affiliated with Columbia University (which I later learned Margaret Morrison's sister and brother attended!). After finishing grad school and gaining some free time, I wandered into a Capezio store one day and bought a pair of tap shoes.  I didn't know if adults were supposed to take class if they weren't in the theater, but I wanted to try it even if it was crazy.  The jury is still out on that!  I took my shoes home and promptly put them in the closet for six months!  In 2000, when I was 36, I took a Basic class with Germaine Salsberg and was soon heading to class again each week.

I followed Germaine to the first Tap City in 2001, took her Beginner class, attended my first tap show and began learning about ATDF.  I started studying with Lynn Schwab and Barbara Duffy in a studio rented by ATDF before the ATDC even existed, and since then, I've had the opportunity to study here in NY with many other great teachers including Brenda Bufalino and Margaret Morrison. I've traveled to other festivals around the country and have had the pleasure of meeting Tap dancers from around the world.
I continue to study with Lynn, and as her Dance Captain in the Tuesday night Rep class, I've had the privilege of leading rehearsals when she is away.  I have also started substitute teaching at PeriDance and last January, I had an opportunity to perform with Germaine Salsberg's company, Les Femmes.   I don't know where tap will take me from here, but I do know I want to continue to dance and share it with others. In the meantime, I will make sure I always have my tap shoes in my bag.

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.

Tap Uganda
Providing arts education and other opportunities for the children of Uganda
For information visit: Tap Uganda

American Tap Dance Foundation
Tony Waag - Artistic/Executive Director
Susan Hebach - Youth Program/TCYE Director
Craig Fuchs - Education Assistant
Liz Cousins - Studio Operations Manager
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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