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American Tap Dance Foundation

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  • 154 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014, USA
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The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF) promotes Tap Dance as a vital component of American Dance through creation, presentation, education and preservation. ATDF year-round youth programs, for children and teens (ages 3 ½ – 19), teach students about America’s own indigenous art form – Tap. Its faculty shares their knowledge of the artistry and history of tap with each student in a fun, safe and supportive environment.

The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF) is a non-profit organization committed to establishing and legitimizing Tap Dance as a vital component of American Dance through creation, presentation, education and preservation.  Formerly the American Tap Dance Orchestra, ATDF was founded in 1986 by master tap dancers
Brenda Bufalino, Tony Waag, and the late Charles ‘Honi’ Coles.
ATDF programs include:

  • Tap City, the annual New York City Tap Festival
  • The Tap City Youth Ensemble
  • Concert Performances & National Tours
  • The Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund
  • The International Tap Dance Hall of Fame
  • Annual Hoofer & Tap Preservation Awards
  • The Gregory Hines Collection of American Tap Dance archives at the Lincoln Center Library

ATDF year-round youth programs, for children and teens (ages 3 ½ – 19), teach students about America’s own indigenous art form – Tap. Its distinguished faculty shares their knowledge of the artistry and history of tap with each student in a fun, safe and supportive  environment.  On-going classes in technique, improvisation and tap dance history are held daily.  Each year the ATDF serves close to 500 students thanks to its Tap Dance Conservatory which includes ongoing Training Programs for kids, teens and adults; the Tap City Youth Ensemble; seasonal Master Tap Intensives, Choreography Workshops for professionals and numerous public performances, lectures, jams and film presentations. The Foundation’s classes offer students a chance to become immersed in tap culture. The Tap Dance Conservatory is a year-round school of tap dance with a  comprehensive curriculum for kids, teens and adults.

Fees: less than $100

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