American Tap Dance Center

by Nicole Harris

As 2010 is starting on it's way I have started dedicating more of my time to being in the studio. Be it building new pieces (like the one Karen and I are premiering here in New York in early February!), practicing technique or improvising with friends and fellow dancers I am determined to take advantage of the studio space that is available to me.

Luckily, on January 4th the American Tap Dance Center (154 Christopher St) opened its doors. The new home of the American Tap Dance Foundation not only holds its offices but two beautiful new studios. In addition to a variety of tap classes visitors are likely to encounter any number of New York's tap community practicing, teaching, rehearsing or just sitting around catching up as they pass between studios.

The fabulous new facility creates more (much needed) studio space in the city but more importantly it gives the community a chance to participate first hand in all of the amazing things the American Tap Dance Foundation does for the art of tap dance. Keep an eye out because I know Tony, Hjordis, Susan and Courtney have big plans for the space they now call home and you don't want to miss out!

p.s. Want to know more about ATDF? Watch out for an upcoming interview with Artistic/Executive Director Tony Waag! In the meantime, check out their website!

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