American Tap Dance Foundation's Tap Teacher Training Program Returns with a Virtual Option

American Tap Dance Foundation’s Tap Teacher Training Program Returns with a Virtual Option

The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF) Tap Teacher Training, an intensive program of rhythm tap classes with new teaching ideas for tap dance instructors, will return virtually this summer, July 11 through July 17. 

Co-directed by Susan Hebach and Margaret Morrison, the teacher enrichment program features expert faculty with top tappers including Brenda Bufalino, Barbara Duffy, Thelma Goldberg, Dexter Jones, Lisa La Touche, Toni Noblett and guest artists.

Based in the Copasetic Canon, ATDF’s Tap Teacher Training supports tap teachers with a comprehensive approach to technique, repertory, jazz musicality, composition and rhythm tap skills. Designed for experienced tap dance instructors as well as dancers who wish to become teachers, the program includes the essential skills needed to teach rhythm tap, with composition and a music intensive for teaching and choreographing at all student levels. A training manual plus written, audio and video materials are included.

The training includes tap history lessons, 30 hours of real time instruction during the July intensive, 8 expert faculty members, connection to an international community of rhythm tap teachers, and more.

The training program also offers students an additional 10 months of independent work and mentorship, beyond the week of virtual classes. Training culminates in a Certificate awarded by the ATDF.

“We feel this program is unique – it’s the only online training course for tap dance teachers that actually mentors after its conclusion,” said Margaret Morrison, co-director. “We offer personal feedback and guidance to students for an additional ten months – students have told me they’re floored by the online experience and can’t believe how much information they received.”

The American Tap Dance Foundation Virtual Tap Teacher Training program will run from Monday, July 11 to Saturday, July 16 from 11:00 AM – 4:45 PM ET, and on Sunday, July 17 from 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM ET via Zoom.

Cost to attend is $1300. Scholarships are available. Visit https://www.atdf.org/ttt-fees or contact info@atdf.org for more information.