Tap Talks/Tap Films

2013-2014 Schedule

Fridays (7:30-9:00pm)

The ATDF presents monthly Tap Talks/Tap Films presentations, panel discussions and special events to the tap community. Tap dancers, historians, teachers, writers and choreographers:

Examine the birth of the form and its practice in films, television, on the  Broadway and concert stages throughout the world.

View archival footage or introduce new film projects or documentaries.

Present their work, decribe their choreographic process or lead open discussions regarding current issues within the art form

All events are hosted by ATDF Artistic Director Tony Waag.

$5 in advance by calling (646) 230-9564 or at the door (Members get in FREE)


January 24, 2014 (7:30-9:00pm)

Brenda Bufalino

Master tap dancer, teacher, choreographer and ATDF mentor Brenda Bufalino leads a discussion and presents footage on tap dance CHOREOGRAPHY and the leading choreographers of the tap dance "renaissance" and beyond.

February 14, 2014 (7:30-9:00pm)

Happy Birthday Gregory

Film clips and discussion hosted by Tony Waag in memory of the late Gregory Hines as part of ATDF's Winter Tap Intensive. Let's reflect on the incredible life and talents of one of the most influential and beloved tap "masters" that inspired our entire tap community. Come and share YOUR stories as we celebrate Gregory on his birthday!

For detailed Winter Tap Intensive info visit WTI.

March 28, 2014 - (7:30-9:00pm)

Tap Forward! - Open forum and presentation of new "works in progress" currently in development at the American Tap Dance Center. ATDF Artists in Residence showcase and discuss their current work which will be presented in concert during Rhythm in Motion (April 8-13, 2014) at the Theater at the 14th Street Y. For concert details visit: RIM 2014

April 25, 2014 (7:30-9:00pm)

Tap and Vaudeville!

Film clips (rare and contemporary) are viewed followed by a discussion led by dancer, teacher, and archivist Hank Smith.

May 23, 2014 (7:30-9:00pm)

Let's Celebrate National Tap Dance Day! (May 25) Join us for the final event of a entire day of activities in honor of the late Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.


Visit National Tap Dance Day for a complete list of ATDF Events.

June 27, 2014 - (7:30-9:00pm)

Tap City Re-visited! - Join Tap City Director & Producer Tony Waag as he reflects and revisits the "best of" highlights and hand-picked favorite moments in performances caught on film at the annual New York City Tap Festival since 2001.

For detailed info on this coming festival visit: Tap City 2014