Teacher Training Certificate Program

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Faculty and Staff

Co-Directors:

Susan Hebach - shebach@atdf.orghebach@atdf.org

Margaret Morrison - mmorrison@atdf.orgatdf.org

For more information contact: info@atdf.org

Or call: 646-230-9564

American Tap Dance Center

American Tap Dance Foundation

154 Christopher Street #2B

New York, NY  11232

Teacher Training Faculty and Advisory Board:

Brenda Bufalino

Barbara Duffy

Susan Hebach

Thelma Goldberg

Margaret Morrison

Toni Noblett

Claudia Rahardjanoto

Lynn Schwab

Tony Waag
Karen Callaway Williams


About the Copasetics

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About Our Graduates

Level 1 Training and Certificate

Covers foundational concepts based in the Copasetic Canon for all rhythm tap teaching, with a focus on teaching beginning tap students (children age 6+, teen and adult students).  All new Trainees start with the Level 1 Training. Applicants are accepted based on video audition and application.

Dates for the 2018 Level 1 Training:


Sunday, July 15 – Sunday, July 22, 2018
: Intensive week at the ATDC in NYC
Fall 2018 – Spring 2019: Trainees complete mentored independent work in their home communities.


Level 2 Training and Certificate

Covers teaching fast beginner to advanced beginner tap dancers (children, teen and adult students), continues with Copasetic Canon repertory and concepts, and provides a deeper exploration of tap artistry and expert rhythm tap teaching skills. Pre-requisite: the Level 2 Training is open to all students who attended the Level 1 Training. 

Dates for the 2018 Level 2 Training:


Tuesday, July 17 - Sunday, July 22, 2018: Intensive at the ATDC in NYC.
Fall 2018 – Spring 2019: Trainees complete mentored independent work in their home communities.


Level 3 Training and Certificate

Covers skills for teaching intermediate tap dancers and provides deeper exploration of rhythm tap artistry. Pre-requisite: successful completion of Level 1 Certificate and Level 2 Intensive (Level 2 and Level 3 Trainings may be attended and completed in the same year).


Dates for the 2018 Level 3 Training:


Tuesday, July 24 - Sunday, July 29, 2018: Intensive at the ATDC in NYC.
Fall 2018 – Spring 2019: Trainees complete mentored independent work in their home communities.


Pre-Tap and Early Learners Training and Certificate

Creative movement curriculum for children ages 3 ½ + emphasizing rhythm games and music exercises to prepare young dancers for tap.

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