About Us

img_5594Vancouver Tap Dance Society is a non-profit organization that strives to be a leader in the promotion and preservation of tap dance and is dedicated to developing an awareness of this art form. VanTap’s mandate includes:

  1. Dance Academy: dozens of classes for all ages.
  2. Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival: our annual festival dedicated to spreading the joy of tap dance and providing our dancers with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from many internationally-renowned tap dancers.
  3. TapCo: our professional youth performance ensemble.
  4. Outreach Program: provides classes to hundreds of children each year in local schools.

Hallmarks of VanTap include our professional faculty, a commitment to preserving the legacy of the tap masters, and high profile performance and training opportunities.

The Vancouver Tap Dance Society was co-founded by Lana Caputi and Sas Selfjord in 1995. Being a hub for tap dancers is an artistic and operational challenge, and the Society has grown and thrived through the efforts of our many dedicated staff, faculty, and volunteers. The Vancouver Tap Dance Society is committed to spearheading projects to promote tap dance to the public, including bringing international shows to the Vancouver stage. We deliver comprehensive training opportunities from novice to professional dancers and provide the infrastructure needed to share the art of tap dance with the community.