Do you consider yourself a musician?
Training your technique is one part of the whole. Come train your ear, and discover who you are as a musician.
The 2018 Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival is serving up a unique opportunity to push dancers to the next level. Tap dance is a balancing act between music and movement. This year, we’re tipping the scales toward music. Everything from composition, tone, phrasing, feel, time signatures, arrangement, improvisation, and audio recording will be developed. We invite you to participate in a 5 day residency with two of the most sought after tap dance artists, and an accomplished jazz musician. By the end, not only will you have advanced your musical knowledge, but you will also be a part of the creation of an ambitious, new, original composition set by the faculty. You will also record and perform these pieces at the festival gala. Residency students may also have the opportunity to collaborate with a musician to compose and record their own music.