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(September, 2008 - June, 2009)

Our growing year-round Adult Program offers rhythm tap training and enrichment for beginning through advanced professional tap dancers, including:

  • Absolute Beginner Workshops

  • Monthly Tap Intensives
  • Weekly Advanced Technique for Teens and Adults (rotating roster of master teachers)

  • Tap Composition

  • Tap Technique and Repertory workshops with Brenda Bufalino

  • Beginning Tap for Adults and Teens

1) Absolute Beginner Tap Basics Workshops

Created especially to give new students a chance to learn the basic steps and vocabulary of tap dance, this class is a great way to learn the FUNdamental skills needed to join our BASIC BEGINNER tap class, or "brush up the basics". Open to ages 13 & up. Open to ages 13 & up! FIRST class is FREE!

Sundays, 5:45-6:30pm

Mar 29, April 5, April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 31

To register email shebach@atdf.org or call: 646-230-9564

2) Master Tap Intensives

Visit: Master Tap Intensives

3) Advanced Tap Technique for Teens and Adults

Advanced Level

Sundays 3:30 – 5:00pm

Taught by a rotating roster of guest master teachers with a focus on technique, rudiments, repertory and honing advanced rhythm tap skills.  Master faculty includes:  Chloe Arnold, Roxanne Butterfly, Michelle Dorrance, Barbara Duffy, DeWitt Fleming, Jared Grimes, Kendrick Jones, Margaret Morrison, Carson Murphy, Max Pollak, Olivia Rosenkrantz, Lynn Schwab, Melinda Sullivan, Tony Waag and more.


Spring Schedule

March 1: Heather Cornell

March 8:  Jason Samuels Smith

March 15:  Chloe Arnold

March 22: Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards

March 29: Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards

April 5: Brenda Bufalino (Focusing on the philosophy, complex phrasing, and technique of Honi Coles explored through his choreography created for “Coles and Bufalino”.)

*No class on April 12th

April 19: Jimmy Tate

April 26: Jimmy Tate

May 3: Barbara Duffy (Improv technique)
May 10: Lynn Schwab

May 17: Nicole Hockenberry

*No class on May 24th

May 31: Heather Cornell

More Faculty Schedule coming soon.

Location:  Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26th St, betw 6th & 7th Aves

$600 prepay for the year (34 classes)

$20 per single class. Drop-ins welcome.

4) Creating Tap Dance Composition

Professional/Intermediate/Advanced Level 

One-On-One Mentoring and Consultation

Facilitated by Brenda Bufalino

For more information contact Ms. Bufalino at: brendabufalino@yahoo.com

Private or semi private mentoring sessions that will focus on: creating structures ultimately leading to complete compositions, discussing methods and ideas for the construction of a multi-dimensional piece, finding the right music for your rhythmical and conceptual visions, making arrangements, creating medleys, working with musicians, creating a cappella compositions, using a cappella sections in a dance, developing a piece using vocals, words, and other art forms, how to include improvisation in compositions, the use of the segue, openings, and closings, developing a piece using vocals, words, and other art forms, dynamic staging, costuming, lighting, sound and other technical requirements for your work.

5) Tap Technique and Repertory

Intermediate/Advanced Level

Taught by Brenda Bufalino

Spring Workshops (new dates!)

March 4. March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, & April 22

Wednesdays 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Drop-ins welcome.

6) Beginning Tap

Adults and Teens 13+

Taught by Susan Hebach

Thursdays 6:15– 7:30 pm

7) Beginning Tap

Adults and Teens 13+

Taught by Claudia Rahardjanoto

Sundays 3:15– 4:15 pm

Information & Fees:

To sign up, please visit Registration Information and Form

All classes at:

Chelsea Studios, 151 W. 26th St, between 6th–7th Avenues

Fall classes begin September 14, 2008. Adult students can start at any time.  8 class card for beginner classes expires in 10 weeks from date purchased.  There are no refunds, no extensions on tuition for classes not taken.  Students may do make-ups within 10 weeks at either Beginner class. There are no make ups for Advanced Technique.  No registration fee!

For more information contact Registrar@atdf.org or call the ATDF at 646-230-9564

Class Title



Absolute Beginner Workshops

Each session 1st class free, 4 class card is $45.00


Chelsea Studios

151 W. 26th St.

(5th or 6th Floor)

Master Tap Intensives Visit: Master Tap Intensives

Chelsea Studios

151 W. 26th St.

(5th or 6th Floor)

Adv Technique for Teens & Adults

$20 for Single Class

$600 for the Sept-June (34 weeks)

Chelsea Studios

151 W. 26th St.

(5th or 6th Floor)

Creating Tap Dance Composition (Professionals)

Contact Ms. Bufalino


Tap Technique and Repertory

Inter/Advanced Level

$200  Pre-Pay for 8 weeks

$30    Single Class

Stepping Out Studios

37 W. 26th St.

Btw. Bway-6 Ave

(9th Floor)

Tap Dance Composition (Adv Adults/Teens 15+) Contact Ms. Hebach

Chelsea Studios

151 W. 26th St.

(5th or 6th Floor)

Beginning Tap

(Thursdays & Sundays)

$15 for Single Class

$104 (8 Classes)

Chelsea Studios

151 W. 26th St.

(5th or 6th Floor)


Classes meet every week except for the holidays listed below. Schedule subject to change.


Fall 2008

Sat, Sep 13                             Youth Scholarship Application


Sun, Sep 14                            1st day of Sunday classes

Mon, Sep 15                            1st day of Monday classes

Thu, Sep 18                             1st day of Thursday classes

Wed - Sun, Nov 26 – 30         No classes -- Thanksgiving

Sun – Sat, Dec 21 – Jan 3      No classes – Holiday Break

Winter 2009

Sun - Thu, Jan 4 – 8                1st days of Winter term.

Mon, Jan 19                             No class - Martin L. King Day

Sun – Thu, Feb 15 – 19          No class - Mid-Winter Break

Spring 2009

Sun – Thu, Mar 29 – Apr 2     1st days of Spring term

Thu - Thu, Apr 9 – 16             No class - Easter/Passover

Sun – Mon, May 25 – 26        No class - Mem. Day Weekend

Mon – Thu, Jun 8 – 11            Last days of Mon, Tue, Thu    


Sun, Jun 14                             Last day of Sun class


Fall classes begin September 14, 2008

For more information contact us at Registrar@atdf.org  or call the ATDF at 646-230-9564

To sign up, please visit Registration Information and Form