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Friday, May 30, 2008

News from ATDF

Tap Forward
Tuesday, July 8 (8:00 pm)
An evening of contemporary choreography created by leading choreographers for cutting edge ensembles including Chloe Arnold, Michelle Dorrance, Barbara Duffy & Company, Acia Gray, Derick K. Grant, Josh Hilberman, Jason Janas, Kazu Kumagai, Michela Marino-Lerman, Carson Murphy, Jason Samuels Smith, Tapestry Dance Company, Josette C. Wiggan, Zen & others!

The annual HOOFER AWARDS will be presented to tap dancers extraordinaire Tina Pratt and Derick K. Grant and the TAP PRESERVATION AWARD will be presented to teacher, historian and Professor Ann Kilkelly.

Tap & Song
Friday, July 11 (8:00 pm)
Tony Waag and friends take us on a rhythmic romp celebrating traditional vaudeville, comedy and classic song and dance. Performers include Brenda Bufalino, C3 Tap Cooperative, Barbara Duffy, DeWitt Fleming, Acia Gray, Susan Hebach, Jason Janas, Kendrick Jones, Ann Kilkelly, Mable Lee and her Dancing Ladies, Reggio McLaughlin, Margaret Morrison, Claudia Rahardjanoto, Mathew Sheilds, Hank Smith, Melinda Sullivan, the Tap City Youth Ensemble, Tapestry Dance Company, Tony Waag, Karen Callaway Williams and others.

Tap legends Ernest "Brownie" Brown (Cook and Brown), Harold Cromer (Stump and Stumpy) Mable Lee, and Dr. Jimmy Slyde will be inducted into the INTERNATIONAL TAP DANCE HALL OF FAME.

Visit our website for information about:
Youth Showcase of Talent - July 9 at 3 pm
Adult Showcase of Talent - July 9 at 8 pm
Tap Youth / Tap Future - July 10 at 8 pm

All performances will be presented at:

2537 Broadway at 95th Street

General $45
Children under 12, Symphony Space Member, College Student & Senior: $23

Showcase Ticket Prices:
General $20; Children under 12, Symphony Space Member, College Student & Senior: $10

*NOTE: Reduced rate tickets avaulable by phone or at box office window only

Box Office: 212-864-5400
Hours: Tues - Sun from 11am until 7pm
Or visit:
ATDF Youth Program & Open House

Open House: Saturday June 28, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Take a sample class, meet our faculty, see performances by our Tap City Youth Ensemble and get information about our Fall 2008 Tap Programs. For ages 3 1/2 to teens. No tap shoes required!

Chelsea Studios
151 West 26th Street, 5th or 6th Floor, btwn 6th & 7th Ave.

Register for Fall Tap Classes Now!
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.
Exciting new classes for kids/teens of all levels!
New!! Advanced Technique for teens/adults with a roster of rotating guest master teachers!
Full schedule on our website: Youth Program
Classes begin September 14
*All classes are held at Chelsea Studios*

Tap City Youth Ensemble Audition

Saturday, June 28th

The American Tap Dance Foundation is seeking new members, ages 11 - 19, to be a part of the Tap City Youth Ensemble for the 2008 - 2009 Season!

Audition Schedule:
12:00 Check in for int/adv dancers ages 11-13
12:30-1:30 Audition for int/adv dancers ages 11-13
2:00 Check-in for adv dancers ages 13-19
2:30 - 3:30 Audition for adv dancers ages 13-19
3:30 - 4:00 Call back for advanced dancers

All dancers who plan to audition MUST pre-register for the audition via email by June 20.
Copy, paste and complete the information below and send to Susan Hebach at:
Please send information by June 20.
1. Student name
2. Date of birth and current age
3. Parent/Guardian names
4. Parent email address
5. Parent's home phone
6. Cell or alternate phone
7. Student email (optional)
8. Mailing address
9. Home dance studio & current tap instructor
10. Where do you go to school?
11. Are you a member of any other performing group or organization?
Please list (i.e. a competition group, chorus, sports team)

Please contact Susan Hebach at with any questions.

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