Category: VanTap News

Executive Director Sas Selfjord Stepping Aside in 2018

Canada’s west coast has developed as a centre for the art of tap dancing, due in large measure to the dedication and creativity of Sas Selfjord. She co-founded the Vancouver Tap Dance Society (VTDS, 1995) with Lana Caputi in which thousands of students of…

Adult Summer Programs

With our spring adult tap classes nearing the finish line, we thought we’d introduce more options for those wanting to tap dance all year round. We have introduced an exciting La La Land Choreography Class, and will be running beginner adult tap classes during…

Get ready for our May 5th Spring Dance Fundraiser!

Dance Dance Dance! That’s what we are planning to do on May 5th at the Russian HallΒ 600 Campbell St. Doors open 7:30, Tickets $20 As we put our disappointment around cancelling our Winter fundraiser behind us we are stepping in new spring fundraising waters…

An update on our Dance Days of Spring Camp

Dance camp is the perfect way for kids to try out many different kinds of dance forms without having to make a full year commitment. Here, our students are exposed to musical theatre, jazz, hip-hop, tap, choreography, scene work, and stagecraft! Each day is…

Competition Showcase: April 2nd at the Faris Theatre

Come see our competitive ensembles and soloists perform on Sunday, April 2! The show will feature 20 different performances, followed by an adjudication to prepare the dancers for their upcoming competitions. Where? The Faris Theatre in the Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street When?…

The Festival Dates are Here!

The dates for the 18th Annual Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival have officially been released: August 25, 26, 27 Performances: August 25 Variations Caleb Teicher and Company The second act includes the festival faculty! August 26 Resonance Jason Janas accompanied by Channing Cook Holmes…

Our Summer Tap Bootcamp is Open for Registrations

Our Annual Summer Tap Bootcamp is back: July 17th to 21st! It typically sells out every year, and with the legendary Terry Brock and Jason Janas teaching our 2017 Bootcamp, we’re expecting spots to run out even faster. We’re excited for the unique fusion…

Fill Out Our VanTap Survey and Win

There have been some exciting new developments at VanTap, from the new website, to welcoming a bunch of new dancers to our studio. We would like to continue providing you with the programs and events that you are looking for, and we need your…

Has La La Land Made Tap Dance Even Cooler?

La La Land, a movie musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, has attracted many eyes over the past few weeks. The film features a jazz-loving musician and aspiring actress who fall in love in Los Angeles. More importantly, however, the movie includes a…

TapCo is performing everywhere!

Our TapCo Performing Group has been sharing their passion with over 100,000 students across the Lower Mainland since the program began, and this year is no exception. In our 45-minute show, β€œJust In Time,” this talented ensemble of dancers, ages 12 to 17, pay…