Level 3 Certificate Program

Level 3 Training and Certificate (July 2018 – Spring 2019)

The Level 3 Training takes place in two sessions. Level 3 curriculum covers teaching to tap students (children, teen and adult students). New material and information will be taught in all areas to explore deeper rhythm tap concepts. Trainees who successfully complete both sessions and evaluations will be awarded a Level 3 Certificate issued by the ATDF. Trainees are required to complete all the July Intensive of the Level 2 Training before starting Level 3. Level 2 and Level 3 may be attended and completed in the same year.

Session 1

  • Tuesday, July 24 – Sunday, July 29, 2018:

    6-day training intensive at the American Tap Dance Center, NYC.

    • tap technique

    • Copasetic Canon repertory
    Bufalino repertory and exercises

    • Classic Tap material and exercises

    • jazz music concepts

    • tap composition & improvisation

    • tap history & video

    • informal showing

    • discussions and info sharing

Session 2

  • Fall 2018 - Spring 2019:
    Independent work, off-site
    Trainees are assigned a faculty mentor and will complete independent work and assignments and prepare for evaluations from their home communities


  • Spring 2019:
    Trainees who succesfully complete assignments will receive a Level 3 Certificate awarded by the ATDF.

Session 1 - July 2018 Intensive Overview (Full information coming soon)

About the Copasetics

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About Our Graduates

Teacher Training Workshops

Short enrichment workshops open to all Tap Dance Teachers. Join us for a sampling of Copasetic Curriculum and new rhythm tap ideas to bring to your tap students. Recommended for Intermediate and Advanced tap dancers who teach.

Level 1 Training and Certificate

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

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. 


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.

Faculty and Directors

Fees, Deadlines, Application and Scholarships

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