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...

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,...

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