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Vancouver International Tap Festival Giveaway

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 3:07pm PDT
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The 17th Vancouver International Tap Festival (“VITF”) is coming up in September, celebrating, showcasing, and exploring the hot, enduring art of tap dance. From September 1-4, 2016, internationally recognized as one the premier events of its kind, unique and ambitious programs have become VITF’s trademark.

Vancouver International Tap Festival

Dancer Derick K. Grant

The festival’s opening reception will be on Thursday, September 1st at the Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St, Vancouver). The following two days of performances will be at the Norman Rothstein Theatre (950 W 41st Ave, Vancouver). The TAP Summit will run September 2nd to 4th with nightly panels, roundtables, and discussions from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.

Classes will also run each day at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.

This year raises the bar with features that include our presentations of two spectacular shows. The first, “And Still You Must Swing” is a Canadian premier that stars Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, Derick K. Grant, and Jason Samuels Smith – who quite simply are the world’s most inspiring and influential global ambassadors of tap. Together they will set the Norman Rothstein Theatre stage on fire Friday, September 2nd at 8:00pm. This highly acclaimed show captures both the heart and legacy of tap dance.

Register for classes here »
Purchase performance tickets here »

The following evening, Saturday, September 3rd at 8:00pm, the festival busts out with an unprecedented roster of innovative soloists – “Tap Masters!”- highly regarded for their live feel and groove includes the richest of talent that includes: Ted Levy, Billy Siegenfeld, Terry Brock, Joel Hanna, Travis Knights and Claudia Rahardjanoto and Andre Prashard. Both shows are electrifying and memorable productions with the best tap dancers, bar none, in dynamic choreography, and stunning improvisation, with the go-to Michael Creber Trio.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to the performance on September 2nd at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win tickets to the Vancouver Int’l Tap Dance Festival @vantapdance from @Miss604

Follow the Vancouver Tap Dance Society on Facebook and Twitter for more information. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Update: The winner is Olivia!

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  1. Eileen says:

    Sounds fun!

  2. Ariel C says:

    looks cool

  3. Jenny says:

    Looks fun!

  4. Athena says:

    Looks like this can be fun!

  5. Colleen Hale says:

    Have watched ‘tappers’ on So You Think You Can Dance. What an experience it would be to see a ‘live’ show. It would be amazing.

  6. roland m. says:

    I would love to go to this, it’s the first I’ve heard of it.

  7. Dennis says:

    My daughter loves to tap. She’d have a blast at this show.

  8. valerie says:

    Love love tap dancing!

  9. Jason B says:

    Tapping fantastic.

  10. Maureen says:

    I can’t believe that it has been 17 years of this festival and I haven’t heard of it before. Tap-mania!

  11. Rhonda says:

    Would love to go!

  12. Olivia says:

    Thank you for the opportunity! Looks to be a stunning show.

  13. Daniel says:

    Would love to take my wife to this – she’s a Tap fan!

  14. That’s Dancing! My shoes are at the ready.

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