TapCo Youth Tap Ensemble (TapCo YTE) has been staging show-stopping performances and in-demand classes for hundreds of enthusiastic young people every year at schools, Children’s Festivals and other venues. TapCo YTE 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 tap dance. The future of this beloved art form is in the safe hands and award-winning feet of these local youth.
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
TapCo PRO is the newest addition to the TapCo family. A professional ensemble featuring some of the most talented tap dance artists in the greater Vancouver Area. Already featured in performances at the Dance Centre, TapCo Pro presents a unique combination of cutting edge and traditional repertoire.
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
If you are interested in joining Pre-TapCo or TapCo for the 2020 – 2021 Academy season please submit a video audition by 11:59pm PT on June 8, 2020.