The American Tap Dance Foundation is one of a handful of dance companies committed to ensuring that Tap and its illustrious family of performers receive the recognition that is their due alongside the masters of ballet, modern and jazz. Preservation is one of the key tools used to educate and inform the public. Reviving the works of our founder Brenda Bufalino showcases the craft, complexity and artistic merit of our most treasured family of artists. In 2009, Bufalino was inducted into The Tap Dance Hall of Fame. As part of the Foundation's tribute to Bufalino, two of her signature masterworks "Buff Loves Basie Blues" and "Haitian Fight Song " were revived and performed during Tap City, the annual New York City Tap Festival and as part of Sound Check, a week long engagement at Dance Theater Workshop, placing her talents and legacy on stage for today's audiences to enjoy. Funding was provided by American Express and the National Endowment for the Arts.
New Tap Dance Orchestra rehearsal (left - photo: T. Waag) performances (below - photos: Debi Field)