Tap Talks/Tap Films

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)


How to become a MEMBER of the American Tap Dance Foundation?

It's very simple, and costs only $10/year.


A membership with the ATDF includes:

1. 10% off ALL merchandise, excluding Tap Mats

2. $13/hour Studio Rental

3. FREE Admission to the ATDF's Tap Talk Series


*membership expires one year from purchase date. If you are interested, or need to renew a prior membership, inquire at the ATDF Front Desk, or call directly at 646.230.9564.


Friday, January 27, 2017 (7:30-9:00pm)

Thinking on Their Feet - Women of the Tap Renaissance

a documentary film by Jenai Cutcher

In the 1970s and ‘80s several women dedicated themselves to resurrecting and revolutionizing tap dance.They continue to pioneer the field.

Awards: DocUtah Film Festival - Official Selection
New Filmmakers NY Spring Festival - Official Selection

Starring Brenda Bufalino, Heather Cornell, Lynn Dally, Anita Feldman, Jane Goldberg, Sarah Petronio, and Linda Sohl-Ellison

Written & Directed by Jenai Cutcher
Produced by Susan Heimburger

To register visit: REGISTRATION
$5 in advance by calling (646) 230-9564 or at the door (Members get in FREE)

March 17, 2017 (7:30-9:30pm)

Making a Tap Dance

 Come enjoy, and contribute to a discussion about tap dance composition and choreography; from the three minute routines for the vaudeville stage, musical theater and musical movies, to the creation of a new concept in tap choreography...extended compositions for the concert stage.

The event will be led by Bessie Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Brenda Bufalino, who began her career as a variety artist, and became best known internationally for her ground breaking, solo full length tap performances, and her creation of over 150 works for her companies; including the American and International Tap Dance Orchestras.  We will look at and discuss a classic three minute routine of Honi Coles and Bufalino, Bubba Gaines, and the duo of LaVaughn Robinson and Germaine Ingram, as well deconstruct some of Bufalino's solos from "Cantata & the Blues," and seminal works for the ATDO.   Ms. Bufalino will read passages from her memoir, "Tapping the Source...Tap Dance Stories, Theory and Practice," which has been re-published by Codhill Press.

To register visit: REGISTRATION
$5 in advance by calling (646) 230-9564 or at the door (Members get in FREE)