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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Tap Happenings from ATDF

ATDF Youth Classes

Open Houses
Drop in and celebrate the start of the ATDF fall term. Kids and teens of all ages are welcome -- no experience and no tap shoes required.
• Take a free sample tap class
• Performances by our Tap City Youth Ensemble
• Meet our teachers and register for classes!
Wednesday, September 3, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 7, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Thursday, September 11, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 13, 10:30 - 11:30 am
At Chelsea Studios
151 West 26th Street, 5th & 6th Floors
between 6th & 7th Avenues
Classes begin September 14
The ATDF classes offer children and teens a chance to become immersed in tap culture. Fundamentals of rhythm tap, clean technique, classic and contemporary tap repertory, improvisation skills, plus tap history, films, and jazz music deepen students' appreciation of this great American art form.

We have even more class offerings this year! Visit ATDF Youth Programs for full information.
• Year-Round Classes for Kids ages 5+ and Teens
• All levels beginner through advanced
• Creative Rhythms Pre-Tap for 3 ½ - 4 year olds
• Performance Opportunities
• First class is always FREE!
All classes held at Chelsea Studios:
151 W. 26th St. on the 5th & 6th Floor
between 6th & 7th Aves.
Tap City Youth Ensemble Audition
Sunday, September 7th
Audition for intermediate and advanced tap dancers ages 11 - 19.

Pre-registration required. Visit Tap City Youth Ensemble for information.

Audition held at: Chelsea Studios
151 W. 26th St.
between 6th & 7th Aves.

"Past and future come together . . . in the recently formed Tap City Youth Ensemble, which performs classic routines like the Copasetics' "Chair Dance" with brash adolescent energy" (Star-Ledger).
Year Round Adult Tap Classes
* Advanced Tap Technique for Adults and Teens *

Sundays 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Advanced Technique is taught by a rotating roster of guest master teachers with a focus on technique, rudiments, repertory and honing advanced rhythm tap skills. Master faculty will include Chloe Arnold, Roxanne Butterfly, Michelle Dorrance, Barbara Duffy, DeWitt Fleming, Jared Grimes, Kendrick Jones, Margaret Morrison, Carson Murphy, Max Pollak, Olivia Rosenkrantz, Lynn Schwab, Melinda Sullivan, Tony Waag and more. Drop-ins welcome or register for the year. Visit Adult Programs for schedule of teachers and tuition.

Classes held at Chelsea Studios: 151 W 26th St

* 4 week workshop with Brenda Bufalino *

Wednesdays 12:00 - 2:00 pm
September 17 & 24 October 1 & 8

Tap Technique & Repertory: Intermediate/Advanced

Visit Adult Programs for tuition information.

Classes held at Stepping Out Studios: 37 W 26th St, 9 fl

* Beginning Tap for Adults and Teens *

Sundays 3:15 - 4:15 pm
Thursdays 6:15 - 7:30 pm

If you can walk you can tap dance! Develop your rhythm skills and have fun dancing in an encouraging and supportive environment.

Visit Adult Programs for teacher information and tuition.
Classes held at Chelsea Studios: 151 W 26th St
Weekend Master Tap Intensives:
Take it to the Stage
Tony Waag and Chloe Arnold bring you the Ultimate Tap Choreography experience! Work intensively with today's top Teachers/Choreographers as they create new tap works to be premiered in New York City. The weekend consists of two intensive choreography sessions on Saturday and Sunday and ends with an audition for an Off-Broadway Show -- Tony Waag's Sound Check Concert Series in February of 2009 -- and a chance to perform at Tap City at the world famous Joyce Theater in July of 2009.

Oct. 11 & 12, Nov. 8 & 9, Dec. 6 & 7 2008
January 10 & 11, 2009

Visit Master Tap Intensives soon for Teachers & details

There will be no ATDF Winter Tap Intensive in February 2009. Join us for the Weekend Master Tap Intensives instead!
Upcoming Performances

* Tap City On Tour *
September 24 - October 6, 2008
Produced by the U.S. State Department in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy Romania. Dancers include DeWitt Fleming, Derick K. Grant, Margaret Morrison, Karen Callaway Williams, & Tony Waag.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Independence Park Theatre
November 14, 2008: Performance (7:30 pm)
November 15, 2008: Performance (7:30 pm)

Beaufort, South Carolina
USC-Beaufort Performing Arts Center
April 18, 2009: Performance (8 pm)

Sound Check Performance Series *

February 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 2009
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South, New York City

more details available in September....

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