American Tap Dance Foundation Kicks off Spring Season with SUNDAY TAP JAMS
American Tap Dance Foundation
The American Tap Dance Foundation will kick off the spring season with the return of SUNDAY TAP JAMS on March 20, 2022 (4:30-6pm) at The American Tap Dance Center, 154 Christopher Street #2B, between Washington & Greenwich Streets. Tap dancers will join together for an afternoon of tap improvisation and surprise guests, hosted by local hoofer and ATDF Artist-in-Residence Jared Alexander.
"Noted as one of the Foundation’s most dynamic and rhythmic in-studio events, Sunday Tap Jams celebrate this uniquely American art form right in tap's hometown, NYC. Tap dancers of all levels are welcome to participate," said Tony Waag, Executive Director.
ATDF's Artists-in-Residence program is one of their most important – guidance and free studio space is offered to professional tap dancers, who then pay it forward by participating in the Tap Dance Center's Youth Programs - their students are offered invaluable exposure to top talent in the field. Michelle Dorrance, Caleb Teicher, Jason Samuels Smith and Chloe Arnold have all been part of the ATDF Artists-in-Residence program.
To register for a Tap Jam, visit: Visit ATDF Events or call 646-230-9564. Tap Jam Registration fee: $5.00. Proof of vaccination required, with all participants asked to mask while inside the studios for safety.
HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS ARE IN PLACE FOR ALL ATDF EVENTS.
- INTERNATIONAL TAP DANCE ZOOM FORUM, Tuesday, April 5 at 10am ET and 9pm ET - participants form Austria, Norway, France, Portugal, Spain, UK, Canada, Finland, Mexico, Dubai, Germany and the USA join together online to discuss events, programming, work, shows, and classes. Creating more awareness around tap's vibrant international scene, ATDF's virtual international forums hope to foster relationships across borders. ATDF has made a commitment to exploring the international tap dance field, bringing this global community together. Two sessions have been scheduled on April 5, to accomodate Asia and Australia area participants.
- NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY Open Houses, Monday, May 23 - Thursday, May 26 - in celebration of National Tap Dance Day the American Tap Dance Center will open its doors for FREE sample Tap Dance classes for kids, teens & adults, Jam Sessions, Film Presentations & more.
- TAP CITY, THE NYC TAP FESTIVAL - Monday, July 4 - Sunday, July 10 - in-person Master Classes & Choreography Residencies for adults and youth (ages 12+), Copasetic Boat Ride, Awards Presentation, Tap Future (performances by Tap City faculty, students & guest artists), Rhythm in Motion (premiere performances by ATDF Artists in Residence) and Tap it Out (free public event in Times Square).
ABOUT THE AMERICAN TAP DANCE FOUNDATION
The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF) is a non-profit 501c3 organization committed to establishing and legitimizing Tap as a vital component of American dance through creation, presentation, education, and preservation. ATDF is recognized as a local, national, and international leader in the field and continues to further three main objectives: to perpetuate tap dance as a flourishing contemporary art form on a National and International level; to provide a basis for the growth of tap dance by teaching new generations through comprehensive educational programs; and to preserve the artistry of the early generations of tap masters.
On January 2, 2010, the American Tap Dance Foundation opened the doors to its current home, the American Tap Dance Center. Find out more at atdf.org.
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