Instead of hibernating during these dark winter months, teachers and students can brush up on dance history at Tap Talks, the latest program from the American Tap Dance Foundation.
Founded in 1986 by Charles “Honi” Coles, Brenda Bufalino and Tony Waag, ATDF is all about establishing tap’s place in the dance canon. Its six-part Tap Talks series will feature lectures and discussions supplemented by performances and rare archival footage. The schedule includes a presentation of works-in-progress by ATDF’s artists-in-residence, a lecture on tap on the vaudeville stage, a Gregory Hines birthday tribute and more.
Tap Talks begins January 24, when Bufalino will lead a lecture on tap choreography. The program will continue through June, meeting one Friday a month. Each session costs $5.
Photo by Tony Waag, courtesy of American Tap Dance Foundation