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 of their teaching styles, so bring a towel, water, and breath! Early bird registration ends June 1st.

Dancers will be divided into appropriate skill level groupings, and on the final day, there will be an opportunity to perform what you have learned over the week. Bootcamp is for tap dancers aged 11-18; tap experience is a must.

For all of the information about the Summer Tap Bootcamp, please view our brochure here.

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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 help!

Completing this survey will enter you into a draw to WIN one of our silent auction items at our Year End Show. This survey is 100% confidential, and shouldn’t take longer than 10 minutes.

If you take classes/have taken classes with us, we want to hear from you! Click this button to start:


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 variety of tap dance numbers and tributes to classic routines! Having two well-known Hollywood stars tap dancing has certainly caught the attention of the people of Vancouver. These light-hearted and easy-to-learn steps have been bringing people into the VanTap studio, ready to try tap dance out for themselves.

Videos teaching people the choreography to the song “A Lovely Night” have attracted hundreds of thousands of views on Youtube. Some videos have even headlined “Tap Dancing is Back in Style”. Well, we believe it never left, but the film has inspired people to get back into tap, whether they are novice or returning dancers. Since we are a non-profit dedicated to developing an awareness of tap dance, this newfound interest is welcomed with open arms!

What do you think? Has the movie made you even more excited about tap dancing? Leave a comment below and fill in our poll!