TapCo is a youth tap performance ensemble that stages show-stopping performances and in-demand classes to hundreds of enthusiastic young people every year at schools, Children’s Festivals and other venues. TapCo has performed to over 100,000 youth in elementary schools across the Lower Mainland and B.C., offering young audiences diverse dance exposure and a taste of the rich history of the art form. The future of a beloved art form is in the safe hands and award-winning feet of local youth.
Elementary school performances can be booked through ArtStarts, a premiere arts program for young audiences in Western Canada. All other inquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We have had TapCo at our school three times over the last number of years and every time they put on a high energy and highly engaging show. It has been a pleasure to host such an entertaining group who demonstrates that young performers can be true professionals.-Todd Millway, Performance Committee, Sir Alexander Mackenzie Elementary School
In our 45-minute show, “Just In Time,” this talented youth tap ensemble of dancers, ages 12 to 17, pay tribute to the masters of tap and presenting cutting-edge rhythm tap. Audiences delight in classic routines such as “The Hoofers Line” and Dr. Harold Cromer’s “Opus One”, as well as work by international artists commissioned by the Vancouver Tap Dance Society, ranging from traditional to smooth flash, funk and swing. At your request, our 45-minute show is followed by a tap class for 30-35 students–we bring the shoes!
A visit to the comfy VanTap Arts Centre is always special when TapCo is in the house, working up a sweat. It is immediately obvious that the commitment and dedication are non-stop. The young talented members of the troupe consider themselves to be like family and a very privileged one at that.
For all participants in show, Nov 14, Scotia Dance Centre, esp Andrew Nemr. It was one of the most packed and entertaining hour-long shows I’ve ever been lucky enough to watch (and at 80 I’ve seen a few). The dancers were so happy and committed to their craft and I loved the variety of the numbers and the music – great keyboardist! And wow, emcees usually introduce, then step back into the shadows. Not this one! Just great to see the leader working up a sweat alongside his team yet not hogging the limelight. Wonderful! I would go again in a heartbeat.– Neil McBurney, The Dance Centre audience member