We are well into our individual global experience of COVID-19. We’ve compiled a single page to keep you up to date on what we are doing at VanTap to support our community during this time – classes, community classes, videos and more!
Live Community Classes
Tuesdays – Tap Choreography Class
Thursdays – Tap Technique Class
Open level – welcome to all dancers!
LIVE on Zoom | 2:00pm PT
Our Community Classes are by donation to help support the Vancouver Tap Dance Society. Please consider making a donation for this class by sending an e-transfer or PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations over $20CAD are applicable for a charitable tax receipt.
Online Tap Drop-in Classes
6:00pm Adv. Beginner with James-Amzin Nahirnick
6:00pm Intermediate with Elise McGrenera
5:45pm Open Level with Bryn Kinders
5:00pm Adv. Beginner with Riley Skworoda
6:00pm Intermediate / Advanced with Riley Skworoda
7:00pm Beginner with Riley Skworoda
1:30pm Beginner with Andrew Nemr
2:30pm Adv. Beginner with Bryn Kinders
VanTap Academy Online Classes
The following classes are available online for drop-ins:
Youth Tap Technique, Jazz Conditioning and Breaking (Hip Hop) Classes
Adult Tap and Conditioning
To register for any of our academy classes. You need to pre-register through our online system Amilia, and we will email you the online Zoom class link.
2020 – 2021 Academy Season Auditions
Audition for one of our tap training programs:
Competitive Choreography Program
Pre-TapCo/TapCo Youth Tap Ensemble
Video Audition Requirements
due June 8, 2020 at 11:59pm PT
Online Private Lessons
Are you looking to have a personal lesson customized to your level, interests and learning pace?
Our entire team is here for you!
Online Private lessons start at
$40 for 30 minutes
$75 for 60 minutes
Available online through Zoom. Email us to book your private lesson
Many public TapCo performances have been cancelled or rescheduled, our ensembles (youth and professional) are in regular online rehearsals.
VanTap Arts Centre
For the health and safety of our visitors, all VanTap Programming at the Arts Centre has been suspended, and our staff is working remotely.
The Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival is still planned for August 24 – 31, 2020. We continue to stay up-to-date on the latest news and will announce any changes here.
Our Ongoing Commitment
We miss gathering. We miss having all of our community interacting at the VanTap Arts Centre. We miss hearing the sounds of tap dance in person.
Most of all, we miss you. Here’s a quick update of what we know and what we are doing:
British Columbia recently announced the provincial plan for reopening. As an arts and culture organization VanTap (and most of our programming) is slated for Phase 3 of the current plan. We are also keeping a close watch on what plans are announced for the various schools that our Academy students are involved in.
VanTap has a number of different working parts, and each requires diligence so that we can ensure the safety and health of our community. We are currently working on the necessary steps our organization has to take to ensure the safe production of our various programming, and a safe reopening of the Arts Centre. As we compile the various needs to reopen each program we will begin to make more specific announcements in the coming weeks.
We’re so grateful for the deep connections that our community has demonstrated in these past weeks, and look forward to continuing this journey with you.
We are in this together.