We’re excited to be hosting a series of FREE activities during this year’s Festival. All the activities will be hosted at the VanTap Cultural Arts Centre (2775 East Hastings Street) and are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Open Studios – During the week of the festival (Mon-Fri), the VanTap Cultural Arts Centre will be open! Bring your shoes and try out the floors, trade steps with friends, or just workout on your own. The Studios will be open for you.
Tap Legacy™ Exhibit – We’re excited to partner with the Tap Legacy™ Foundation to bring their exhibit to Canada for the first time. This unique presentation of tap dance history brings together photos, videos, and audio recordings for an inspiring window into the history of tap dance.
Documentary Film Screening – American Tap – We’re excited to partner with Cascadia Dance Cinema Festival and Dancinema for a special screening of the recently completed documentary, American Tap!
Community Conversation – Tap Dance in Media – As part of a new series of Community Conversations that occur throughout the year, VanTap is happy to host this conversation on the relationship between Tap Dance and Media. The conversation is co-hosted by Screen Dance Forum, will include festival Guest Artists, and Q&A with the audience.
Absolute Beginner Tap Class (Adults) – Lastly, if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to tap dance but never had the chance, you can sign up for an absolute beginner tap dance class at this year’s festival! Sign up here.