This year, for our 2020 Tap Bootcamp, we have another jam packed, exciting, creative program prepared for the next generation of tap dancers. Students will have five days and over 30 hours of instruction that will elevate their technique, enhance their musicianship, and master their improv skills. In addition, they will learn choreography from our esteemed guest artists. This unique program allows young tap dancers to be surrounded by others who love tap dance. Many develop life-long friendships and memories. An inspiring week not to be missed. Spaces are limited, sign up before it’s too late.
Students interested in joining our TapCo YTE or Competitive Choreography Program are asked to take Bootcamp.
July 13 – 17, 2020
with Starinah ‘Star’ Dixon and Danny Nielsen
Minimum 4 years tap training
Ages 11 – 17
Monday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
A more detailed schedule will be provided closer to day 1 of the camp. There will be a minimum 45 minute lunch break given each day to the dancers. Friday ends with a performance in the afternoon for friends and family.
$500 Early bird #1 ends February 29, 2020
$550 Early bird #2 ends March 31, 2020
$600 after April 1, 2020
VanTap members get 10% discount
2020 Tap Bootcamp Guest Artists
Starinah ‘Star’ Dixon
Bio coming soon!
Danny Nielsen is one of the most sought out tap artists living in Canada today. He currently moved back to his hometown of Calgary, AB where he teaches, performs, judges, choreographs and travels abroad. Danny began his training with Gail Scott and furthered his knowledge of tap dancing by studying with the youth ensemble MADD Rhythms Canada and at various tap festivals in the States and Canada.
For the past 3 years, Danny has been touring with Vancouver based dance company Radical System Art (Shay Kuebler). The show entitled Telemetry features Nielsen in a role created exclusively for him. The show has enthralled audiences across the globe having performed in prestigious venues such as the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Place Des Arts in Montreal, the White Bird Dance Series in Portland, the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv, and the Schritmacher Festival in Germany to name a few.
From 2010-2016, Danny lived in Vancouver, BC. He spent 2 years as the ‘Artist in Residence’ with the Vancouver Tap Dance Society and emerged on to the International tap scene as a soloist. He has taught and performed at various tap festivals in Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Brazil, the United Sates and Canada. In 2012, Danny was the recipient of the Santa Aloi Award from the Scotiabank Dance Centre. He used the grant to create and direct his first full length production Love.Be.Best.Free, which toured BC for a month in February of 2017. He recently just created his second full length production entitled ‘On Foot’ with the support for the Canada Council for the Arts.
Television credits include the worldwide broadcast of the 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies and the opening number for the 2008 Jerry Lewis Telethon choreographed by Chloe Arnold in Las Vegas, NV.