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.


January 29, 2016 (7:30-9:00pm)

A One, Two, Three, Four: A History of Tap Dance in the Village

A lecture, slideshow and live presentation created by Tony Waag, Artistic Director of ATDF.

Waag takes his audience on a rhythmic romp through an intimate and personal reflection on the art of Tap Dance, its history and development as an American art form. In the 70’s it began to enjoy a true “renaissance” when numerous tap dancers began to present it in various clubs and venues located in and around Greenwich Village.

February 12, 2016 (7:30-9:30pm)

Join us for a "sneak peek" and reception in celebration of the new Library of Congress - Tap Dance Database created by writer/historian Constance Valis Hill followed by a screening of the film About Tap and an open discussion with producer/director George T. Nierenberg

About Tap, was a PBS special featuring Gregory Hines, which, by looking at three tap legends, Jimmy Slyde, Chuck Green and Steve Condos, explores how an artist finds his/her own style. George T. Nierenberg is an acclaimed Producer/Director whose career has spanned the worlds of independent features, network, cable and international television. His fascination with the roots of American culture has led to a series of remarkable non-fiction films.