Upcoming Performances & Events

Adult  Open Houses

(October - February) TBA

Youth Open Houses

(October - February) TBA

Tap Classes for Kids, Teens & Adults (Ages 4 1/2 - Teens)
Check out our studio space, meet faculty and staff, and take a sample class!

To register call us at (646) 230-9564

Sunday, November 3, 2019 (5:30-7pm)
The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts, Inc.

Artistic Director/Founder: Mercedes Ellington

the American Tap Dance Foundation, Inc.

Artistic Director/Founder: Tony Waag


Compositions from Duke Ellington’s 1960 Nutcracker Suite.


Mercedes Ellington, Tony Waag and the Duke Ellington Center's Big Band conducted by Bobby Sanabria, join together in honor of this legendary icon of American Jazz with special guest performances by leading vocalists and dancers. This Nutcracker Suite features jazz interpretations of "The Nutcracker" by Tchaikovsky, with arrangements by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.



$30 (bar) - $40 (general) - $60 (VIP)

For tickets visit:

Winter Tap Intensive & Carnival
Friday, February 14 - Sunday, February 17, 2020


Details on events and classes coming soon!

Saturday, February 15, 2020 
Creative Cultural Center, 149 Christopher Street, (between Washington & Greenwich Streets)
A New Tap Choreography Showcase exploring "works in progress" currently created by upcoming
& working professionals in the field.

Directed and Curated by Tony Waag

Choreographers include: TBA

Tickets: $20
 ($25 day of show) $10 Children, Students & Seniors ($15 day of show)

To purchase visit: Something's Afoot Tickets (Link coming Soon)

Tap City Youth Concert
Saturday, May 9, 2020 (6:00pm)

The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street

General admission: $20 for adults or $10 for students/seniors 

Tickets available in March!


VIP tickets are sold directly through our ATDF office/reception, and are $40!  These are reserved seating, in the center section of the theater.  All fundraising efforts go to support the Youth Program. Call 646-230-9564 for Special $40 Fundraiser Tickets with priorty seating!

NYC Dance Parade
Saturday, May 16, 2020 (12-3pm) 

Call 646-230-9564 to sign up and for detailed information!

Adult Student Showcase
Saturday, June 20, 2020 (6pm) 

Location TBA

Call 646-230-9564 to sign up, purchase $10 tickets & for detailed information!


Tap City 2020, the Annual New York City Tap Festival

Master Classes & Training Programs for Youth, Teens & Adult

Saturday, July 4 – Saturday, July 11, 2020





Tuesday, July 7, 2020 (Boards 6:30pm, Sails 7:00pm, Returns 10:00pm)

Circle Line Marina, pier 83, West 42nd St. at Hudson River

While you soak in the city's skyline, enjoy meeting the Tap City staff, faculty and your fellow students! There's something aboard for everyone with live music, entertainment and dancing, dancing, dancing. Come join us and catch the rhythm!  Live tap performances by festival students, teachers and local tap professionals. Cash bar offers drinks and snacks. Tap Jam hosted this year by TBA


Tickets: General $45 (In Advance) $50 (On-Site)

To purchase visit: (info coming soon)

or call (646) 230-9564


Hoofer, Tap Preservation & Tap Dance Hall of Fame

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 (8pm)

The Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
Film clips and performances honoring this year’s awardees of the annual HOOFER and TAP PRESERVATION Awards will be presented. Plus, this years tap legends will be inducted into the INTERNATIONAL TAP DANCE HALL OF FAME.

2020 Hoofer Award TBA

2020 Tap Preservation Award TBA

2020 Tap Dance Hall of Fame Awards TBA

Tickets: $20 ($15 until day of show)
To purchase visit:
(info coming soon)

TAP 20
day, July 9, 2020 (8pm)

The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Symphony Space

2537 Broadway at 95th Street

Boundary breaking new takes on tap by NYC’s finest tappers & choreographers.

Directed and Curated by Tony Waag

Tickets: $50 ($45 until day of show) $25 Children, Students & Seniors
To purchase visit:
(info coming soon)




Friday, July 10, 2020 (8pm)

The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street

Tap City puts ALL of our students on stage in a fun show of youth, teen and adult students. Tap dancers will perform for each other—on Broadway!--in an informal performance featuring the newly minted work from all of the Tap City Residencies from the Youth, Pre-Professional and Adult Programs. It’s a chance to see and be seen, with all performers sitting in the audience to watch the works of fellow students, amateurs and professionals from around the world. A few dancers, duets, trios, etc. will also be selected from video submissions. See Performance Opportunities (Link coming soon) or call for details.
Tickets: General $50 ($45 until day of show)

Children 17 & under/Student/Senior: $25
To purchase visit:
(info coming soon)



Saturday, July 11, 2020

(12pm, 12:30pm & 1pm)

Father Duffy Square/Times Square

Broadway, W. 46 St. To W. 47 St., 7 Avenue Manhattan

Directions via Google Maps

Tap It Out is a free, public & outdoor event presented at the end of Tap City. Imagine a chorus of hundreds of tapping feet performing an a cappella choreography weaving together several tap dance styles and vernacular movement. Tap City participants rehearse throughout the week of the festival to create this explosion of tones and rhythms. Tap It Out was conceived and created by the mayor of Tap City Tony Waag and is choreographed by dancer/choreographer Lynn Schwab.

If you are registered in the Adult or Pre-Professional Program at Tap City, you have the opportunity to participate in this event as it is included in your package! Once you enroll, you will receive detailed instructions in the Spring. Each dancer will dance on their own platform, which will be supplied by Tap City, and, will learn their part of the presentation in advance via YouTube. Group rehearsals will take place during the day Monday, July 6th - Thursday, July 9th and are designed around your regular class schedule. (see your program schedule)


For photos of Tap it Out visit:

Tap it Out 2012 (World Financial Center Marina)

Tap it Out 2013 (Father Duffy's Square/Times Square)

Tap it Out 2014 (Foley Square/formerly known at the 5 Points District)

Tap it Out 2015 (Father Duffy's Square/Times Square)

Tap it Out 2016 (Foley Square/formerly known at the 5 Points District)

Tap it Out Video Promo (/Times Square, Foley Square/formerly the 5 Points District and the World Financial Center Marina)

For articles & reviews visit: Recent Press


To register visit: (info coming soon)

Tap Teacher Training Programs
Dates: July 12-20, 2020

American Tap Dance Center
154 Christopher Street #2B, (between Washington & Greenwich Streets)

Visit: Tap Teacher Training