Dance History Lesson Plan: Honi Coles

Charles “Honi” Coles was an American rhythm tap dancer known for his speed and sophisticated style. He was a founding member of the Copasetics, as well as one half of the popular vaudeville duo “Coles & Atkins,” whose song-and-dance...

What My Teacher Taught Me: Tony Waag

When American Tap Dance Foundation artistic director Tony Waag was in college, he attended a tap workshop conducted by Brenda Bufalino. The two hit it off, and Bufalino became his mentor. From the get-go, Bufalino was supportive of Waag’s stylistic choices. “She...

An Immersive Tap History Lesson

Tony Waag’s annual Tap City dance festival in New York City has a new program this year—Tap Treasures: a Tap Dance Storytelling Tour. Participants learn about the history and evolution of tap dance through a three-day tour of Manhattan locations where the best and...

Gear Up for National Tap Dance Day with the Nicholas Brothers

Harold (above) and Fayard in Stormy Weather (1943) In our May issue’s History: Lesson Plan, we learn about Fayard and Harold Nicholas, aka the Nicholas Brothers, the tap dancing duo from Philly known for their one-of-a-kind “flash act” performances that combined...

Video of the Month: Tap Happy

Congratulations to Jennifer DiDonato, Editors’ Choice for the Dance Teacher Video of the Month! While on faculty at the New York Film Academy in New York City, DiDonato choreographed and directed this tap dance video, Babble by Bombershay, in the style of a...

American Tap Dance Foundation Launches Tap Talks Series

Brenda Bufalino’s adult tap class at ATDF 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,...

"Tap it Out" Coming to Times Square

In 2012, “Tap it Out” was held at the World Financial Center. There aren’t many opportunities to see 300 feet tapping in sync—unless you own Happy Feet on DVD. But this weekend, “Tap it Out” will give New Yorkers a show to remember. The performance will...

Web Series "Dance212" Returns

Want to see what it’s like to climb the ranks of major NYC dance companies? “Dance212” is bringing viewers the inside scoop with an encore presentation of its Second Companies season. Follow five young dancers as they train and perform with their...

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