TapCo is a company of young performers (ages 11-17) showcasing tap dance with virtuosic technique and versatility. A staple of the lower mainland, TapCo performances combine storytelling, tap dance, and audience participation, to inspire, uplift, and spread joy. All the while, highlighting the communities of origin in which tap dance was born. TapCo shows feature choreography by internationally acclaimed artists commissioned by the Vancouver Tap Dance Society.
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
TapCo completely delighted our audience. I most certainly recommend this group to the ArtStarts community. Michael Cade, Executive Director, Chilliwack Cultural Centre
Thank you so much for a wonderful performance and class experience for the NRVC Daycamps. Everyone had a great time trying something new! Laura Grant, Recreation Programmer, Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre
NEW SHOW for 2020-21 School Year: "Everything is Copasetic!" "A Day at Click Clack Collegiate" only available for 2019-20 School Year
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins.
Fee Range: $795 - $995 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
TapCo is an elite ensemble of performers showcasing tap dance, its versatility, and how it has evolved. Our show intends to educate about the history of the art form, while highlighting the cultural collaboration that tap dance was born out of. Through scene work, dances, and audience participation, our show addresses many issues facing youth today: bullying, team work, and self confidence.
Grade Suitability: K-12
Duration: 45 mins.
Tech Requirements: Access to an electrical outlet, hardwood floor (gym is acceptable), 13 chairs.
Fee Range: $845-$1045 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
What happens when someone discovers tap dance for the first time? In "Everything is Copasetic!" audiences will follow Rayne, our hero, from their first moment of inspiration to their first performance. Audiences will discover tap dance's rich history and some key contributors. They will learn their first steps of tap dance alongside Rayne. Audiences will see how Rayne reacts when challenged by other dancers, bullied by other kids, and feeling the pressure of having to perform. Finally audiences will witness Rayne's debut performance!