Questions

 

HOW TO CONTACT US:
If the answers to your questions are not here or on our web site, don't hesitate to contact us:

General Information and Registrar: Courtney Runft, registrar@atdf.orgtwaag@atdf.org

Adult Program: Tony Waag, twaag@atdf.org

Youth Program and TCYE : Susan Hebach, shebach@atdf.org

Studio Rentals: info@atdf.org

 
American Tap Dance Foundation
154 Christopher Street, #2B

New York, NY  10014

Phone:   646-230-9564
Fax:   646-230-7777

LOCATION:

American Tap Dance Center

154 Christopher Street, #2B

(between Washington & Greenwich Streets)

SOME RULES:

No video taping, audio taping, or photo taking during classes, rehearsals or performances.

You may bring a bottle of water into the studios. No food or drinks in the studios except for designated lunch events or areas.

Sorry - no observers allowed in any of the studios.

Please no tapping in the hallways or in the stairway.

SAFETY: Do not leave your possessions unattended, ever. The American Tap Dance Foundation is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property. Do not bring valuables to the Tap Dance Center.

HEALTH & INJURY PREVENTION: Inform your teacher, or your child's teacher, of health conditions that may affect your, or your child's, ability to participate in class. Make this an optimal learning experience for yourself. Pace your self, drink lots of water, stretch out before and after classes, don't dance into pain, and pay attention to injuries.  

FOOT CARE & BLISTER PREVENTION: Prevent blisters before they start! Do not make the mistake of wearing new tap shoes to class. To avoid blisters, break in new shoes before you come to class.

SNACKS: Healthy snacks, water, energy bars etc. for a long day of dancing are available for sale at our front desk

 

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT LEVEL I AM?

YEAR-ROUND YOUTH CLASS LEVELS:

Students in our Youth Program have a short assessment by a member of our faculty to determine the best class level.  Level assessments can take place at our Open Houses, or can be scheduled as needed. Please contact us for more information.

YEAR-ROUND ADULT CLASS LEVELS:

Students in the Adult Program and Master Tap Intensives select their own level. Use the guide below for information and feel free to contact us for more information.

ADULT LEVELS (listed in order of most challenging to easiest):

ADV: Fast moving or challenging classes for advanced and professional tap dancers.

MIX: Mixed level classes for intermediate & advanced. Students will work at their own level. Material taught may allow students to work more deeply on moderately paced or challenging concepts

INT: Easy paced intermediate classes for students who are comfortable with the basics, time steps, paddle & roll, can learn combinations easily, and are ready for more challenging choreography.

ADV BEG: Advanced Beginning classes for students who are comfortable with flaps, shuffles, time steps, paddle & roll.  Excellent choice for dancers with just a few years experience or older dancers who want to learn at an easy pace.

 

BEG: Beginning level classes for students who already know flaps and shuffles and are ready to learn fun and easy combinations.

 

ABSOLUTE BEGINNER: If you’ve always wanted to try tap, this is your chance. No experience necessary, some loaner tap shoes available.  If you can walk, you can tap.

 


 

 

 

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