New Tap Choreography, Commissions & Reconstructions


New Tap Choreography Showcases provide opportunities for seasoned professionals and up-and-coming choreographers and soloists to develop and perform new tap works. The in-studio informal showcase provides a relaxed setting for dancers to share their works with fellow tap students, professionals, and invited friends. Performance works are selected by video audition. 

New Tap Choreography provides a valuable first-step for choreographers and soloists as they move their works out of the studio and onto the professional stage. Works performed at the New Tap Choreography Showcase will also be considered for inclusion in future ATDF concerts.

Stay tuned for information on next Showcase Opportunity.

Beyond the Foundation’s mission of producing, reconstructing and preserving important tap masterworks, the ATDF has a strong committment to Choreography Commissions to from established artists in the community and looks forward into exploring and nuturing new voices, giving them an arena to demonstrate the innovation and vitality of the art form.


Also visit: Tap City Youth Ensemble, Reconstruction Projects & Artist in Residence!

The American Tap Dance Foundation is 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. 

Recent Reconstruction Projects include revivals of Brenda Bufalino’s “Buff Loves Basie Blues” and “Haitian Fight Song”, are just two examples of how we make the art form relevant and vital for today’s audiences.

In 2009, Bufalino was inducted into The Tap Dance Hall of Fame and two of her signature masterworks 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)