TAP JAMS Return to the American Tap Dance Foundation
American Tap Dance Foundation
Tony Waag, executive director of the American Tap Dance Foundation, has announced the organization’s upcoming special event and in-studio season. This September, ATDF will open its doors to performances by the ATDF Youth Ensemble, Tap Jams with ATDF Artists-in-Residence, “Open Houses,” and a Virtual International Forum where tap dance teachers and producers from around the world share information and discuss current issues in the field. Most events are free, donations welcome.
“We look forward to welcoming back tap dance students of all ages, and our Artists-in-Residence, for the coming fall season,” said Mr. Waag. “I believe our Artists-in-Residence program is one of our most important. We offer guidance and free studio space for professional tap dancers, who then pay it forward by participating in our Tap Dance Center Youth Programs - our students are offered invaluable exposure to top talent in the field. The ATDF Artists-in-Residence program has included top tappers Michelle Dorrance, Caleb Teicher, Chloe Arnold, Brenda Bufalino, Cartier Williams, Lisa La Touche, Max Pollak, Derick K. Grant, Jason Samuels Smith and Michela Mario Lerman.”
TAP JAMS return to The American Tap Dance Center from 2:30-4pm on Sept. 26, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. Noted as one of the Foundation’s most dynamic and rhythmic events, tappers from around the world join for afternoons of tap improvisation, hosted by local hoofer and ATDF Artist- in-Residence Jared Alexander with surprise guests. Registration fee: $5.00. Visit ATDF Events List or call 646-230-9564 to register for in-studio events.
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