VanTap Year End Show Q & A
When do tickets go on sale for Tap Time 2019?
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 1pm. All tickets are sold through the Centennial Theatre box office.
The box office is open Tuesday to Saturday, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Centennial Theatre is located 2300 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver. As many families try to book on-line, phone-in orders and line-up at the box office exactly at 1pm on the day the tickets go on sale, you may experience a delay. Please be patient.
How do I purchase tickets for Tap Time 2019?
All tickets for Tap Time 2019 must be purchased through the Centennial Theatre box office and all seating is reserved.
– You can phone in your order at 604-984-4484.
– Order tickets online at:
– Go in person to the Centennial Theatre Box Office – 2300 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver.
How much do year end show tickets cost?
Child (5 – 12 years) $15
Children under 5 years are free
There is no limit per family purchasing tickets. Ticket sales are final – no refunds!
Do you need parent volunteers backstage?
YES PLEASE. If you volunteer for either our June 17 dress rehearsal or June 23 year end show you will receive one complimentary ticket to the June 23 show. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Is there a dress rehearsal for my dancer?
Yes! The dress rehearsal will be held Monday June 17, 2019 at the Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver. Dancers will be with their classes and given a time slot on stage for lighting and spacing.
*A more detailed schedule for the dress rehearsal will be emailed closer to.
When do we arrive for the dress rehearsal?
Please arrive 30 minutes before your call time*. Dancers and parents may enter through the back stage door and quietly wait in the audience until their dance is called to be ‘on deck’ and wait backstage*.
Example: call time is 4:30. Please arrive at 4:00. We will bring your dancer back to the audience by 5:30pm (unless in multiple numbers)*
Our team will be back stage in the theatre to bring your dancers into the audience and will escort them back to the stage door. For the dress rehearsal, please bring your dancer in their costumes and dance shoes ready to be put on.
*subject to change
Can we wear our tap shoes in the theatre?
To protect the theatre’s venue (and have them invite us back) we ask you ONLY wear your tap shoes backstage. In any hallways, dressing rooms, audience etc. dancers need to either take them off or have tap shoe covers (a large sock over the shoe works great). Thanks for your cooperation.
Where is the stage door at Centennial Theatre?
Centennial Theatre is located at 2300 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver. (Lonsdale Ave and 23rd St). The stage door faces the East into the parking lot.
What does my dancer wear to show day on June 23?
Dancers should arrive with hair and make up done, with their costume and dance shoes hanging in a garment bag.
How early should we arrive for the June 23 show?
Please bring your dancer to the back stage door 90 minutes before the show begins – 4:30pm. Your dancers will be met by a VT team member to sign them, and later sign them in downstairs in the dressing rooms.
Should I bring food or activities for my dancers?
Yes please! As they will be backstage for a few hours, please back snacks and an activity to do while waiting until their chance to perform.
Should I buy my dancer a Tap Time ticket?
All dancers will be asked to stay backstage/ in dressing rooms during the duration of the show. We want all dancers to be a part of our finale dance, and will ask they all stay in the dressing rooms until its time to come back on stage for our year end finale.
Unless preschool or 5- 6 year old, see below.
How will I know which dressing room to take my child to?
We will have clear lists for the dancer’s classes which room they should be in at the stage door. If your dancer has more than one number in the show, please put them in the room for their first number.
Please make sure your dancer has used the bathroom before leaving him/her with us for rehearsal or the shows!
If my dancer is in the preschool class (3 – 4 years) or 5 – 6 year classes can they leave when they’re done?
Yes, parents may exit the theatre in between numbers, come down to the dressing rooms and sign their dancers out. If you’d like to have them come watch with you in the theatre, they will need to have a seat reserved (If 5 years or older, a ticket purchased too).
Can I visit my dancer during intermission on June 23?
To ensure all dancers stay in the place their parents left them, we ask parents do not visit their dancers during intermission. This will allow us to keep track of where everybody is during the show. Except preschoolers and 5 – 6 year olds.
Do parents need to come backstage to help their dancer during the show?
No, you do not need to come backstage to change your dancer if he/she has multiple numbers in a show. Just make sure everything is ready, labelled and organized for our great volunteers who help in the change rooms!
You can speak directly to them with specific instructions for each number – please have the costume check lists attached to each costume.
How do I order a DVD of Tap Time?
We have hired a professional video company to take care of providing high quality videos of the show. Stay tuned for DVD ordering instructions soon! If you’d like to be first to receive info, email us and we’ll add you to the list.
What is expected Theatre Etiquette?
Please familiarize yourself and all who will be attending the show with you on basic theatre etiquette. No food or drink (other than water) is permitted in the theatre. Please TURN OFF and PUT AWAY all cell phones. The light is extremely distracting to both the audience around you as well as the dancers on stage.
No photography or videotaping of any kind is permitted during the show, other than by the studio appointed people. Take as many pictures as you like in the lobby or dressing rooms! All dances are copyrighted and it is illegal to videotape or photograph without prior written permission. Please alert Centennial Theatre Staff if you see anyone videotaping the performance. We appreciate your understanding of this important theatre rule. Please do not leave your seat or the theatre during a number. Wait until the number is over before exiting or entering the theatre.
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