AMERICAN TAP DANCE
Formerly the American Tap Dance
Orchestra, the company was originally created, choreographed and directed by master tap dancer Brenda Bufalino and founded by Ms. Bufalino along with Tony
Waag, and the late Charles ‘Honi’ Coles in 1986 as a tax exempt 501c3 charitable organization. From 1986 through 1999, the Orchestra was directed and choreographed by Ms. Bufalino and performed in hundreds of concert, stage, and film projects and thrilled
audiences around the world. From 1989 to 1995, the company also operated
Woodpeckers Tap Dance Center in New York City, and presented year-round
programming of performances, workshops, daily classes for adults and children,
tap jams, lectures, and film presentations.
In 2002, with a new generation of tap dancers and enthusiasts,
the Orchestra was renamed, and under the direction of Tony Waag, renewed its
vision of establishing the first-ever Center for Tap, -- an international home
for dancers, based in New York City.