September 18, 2011 - June 17, 2012
The Tap City Youth Ensemble gives intermediate and advanced tap dancers ages 11 to 19 the opportunity to work with professional choreographers to learn classic and contemporary tap repertory.  The Ensemble is directed by Susan Hebach with mentorship by Brenda Bufalino, Margaret Morrison and Tony Waag. The TCYE meets weekly in rehearsal with Ms. Hebach to prepare for performances in New York City. Dancers hone tap skills and deepen their knowledge of tap history through special master classes, rehearsals with guest tap artists and live musicians, video showings and tap history lessons. Dancers are selected by audition. 

The Tap City Youth Ensemble performs in a range of New York area venues including formal concerts, school shows, free public events, and Tap City - The New York City Tap Festival each July.  ATDF's Tap City Youth Ensemble also performs for grades K-12 in a production we call Tappin' Into New York. It is a high energy, educational show exploring the history of tap dance and its connection to New York City.

For information TCYE Auditions and our new Apprentice Program for Boys visit: TCYE Audition Info

For more information on TCYE and to book the ensemble for future appearances visit: InfoTCYE

For 2011-12 Fees & Due Dates visit: TCYE Fees, Important Dates and Due Dates



There are three levels of the TCYE. Dancers are placed based on skill.

Tap City Youth Ensemble I & II:    Advanced teens ages 14+

Tap City Youth Ensemble III:        Int/Adv teens ages 11+


Rehearsal Schedule:            Sundays

TCYE I                                       2:45 pm – 6:15 pm

TCYE II                                      2:45 pm – 5:00 pm             

TCYE III                                     11:00 am – 1:00 pm

All Rehearsals/Classes held at: 

American Tap Dance Center

154 Christopher Street #2B
(betw Greenwich & Washington Streets)


Dancers are selected by audition. 

For more information call us at (646) 230-9564

or email Susan Hebach at:


More about the Tap City Youth Ensemble




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American Tap Dance Center

154 Christopher Street #2B New York, NY 10014

Phone 646-230-9564
Fax 646-230-7777

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