SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

You will be receiving an invitation to join TEAMSNAP.  This will be our app for communication.  This will be our team's official communication platform but you will still be receiving emails as well.  Stay tuned!

2019 tap Choreographers

Lisa La Touche

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Teacher, Master and former Team Canada Dance Tap member!   - We are please to have Lisa  lead the West Tap team to the championships!

Read more about Lisa HERE

Kim Chalovich

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Teacher, Master and owner of The Tap Dance Centre!  The Tap Dance Centre is home to several of our former team members!  We are excited to work with Kim and her team this year for the championships!  Read more about Kim HERE

tentative schedule- ontario

THIS SCHEDULE IS FOR FORMATIONS

**any 'extras' will be scheduled as needed

ALL REHEARSALS @ THE TAP DANCE CENTRE, MISSISSAUGA

Each team will rehearse apron. 15 hrs during the 1st week for 3 hrs/day.  The blocks will be changes around fo the groups so that teachers and students are working at different times in the day.  Brains and bodies work differently at different times of the day, so we want to offer the same benefits for each group through the initial week of choreography.

AUGUST 12 - 16 (MON-FRI)

                                                MONDAY           TUESDAY        WEDNESDAY         THURSDAY         FRIDAY

 9:30am  - 12:30pm            Children              Adult                Junior                     Children               Adult        

12:30pm  -  3:30pm            Adult                   Junior               Children                 Adult                    Junior

 3:30pm  -  6:30pm             Junior                 Children            Adult                      Junior                  Children


*please note - if goals are not met within the set periods during the day, we may hold additional rehearsal blocks in the evenings....so please keep evenings available during this week, just in case*

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER / NOVEMBER ***SUNDAY REHEARSALS

* 3 hour blocks for each group on the Sundays - to be rotated similar to choreo week

9:30am / 12:30pm / 3:30 pm start times

SEPT.  8,  15,  22,  29

OCT.    6,  27

NOV    3  10,  17

team meeting outline

2019 TAP TEAM MEETING INFO (pdf)

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IDO RULES- TAP (pdf)

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DOCUMENTS

Submitted forms are to be sent to

melissa@teamcanadadance.ca

2019 Fundrasing hints (pdf)

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2019 Tap Sponsorship Letter (docx)

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2019-Sponsor Receipt (pdf)

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2019 TAP Press Release (docx)

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AMILIA registration (pdf)

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2019 Tentative Tap Schedule (pdf)

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Check out this Promo for Tap from 2017


This year will be exciting to have two teams represent Canada for the World Championship titles!  


Lisa La Touche will be leading our West team and Kim Chalovich will lead our East team, however, we are ALL ONE TEAM CANADA!


important!

PASSPORTS

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** YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PASSPORT THAT DOES NOT EXPIRE WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF TRAVEL DATES.


I cannot stress this point enough.  Numerous past participants have tried to travel with either a passport that will expire within the 6 months, or already expired!  These dancers/parents were turned away at the airport.  Don't let this happen to you!  This is YOUR responsibility, not ours or the airline booking our tickets.  We try to remind people to renew passports but we cannot do it for you.  You will have to buy another airline ticket if you fail to get on with the rest of the team.

important information

DANCERS COST

INCLUDES:

  • air travel
  • hotel (includes breakfast)
  • ground transportation to/from airport in europe
  • to/from venue daily from hotel
  • Team Canada Dance jacket
  • IDO Fee
  • International License Fee (competition)
  • Starter Fee
  • Choreographer travel expense
  • Rehearsal coaches travel expense
  • Props Manager expenses


WHAT IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Choreography - *$250/routine
  • Costume Fee - usually range from $150-$300 - props may be extra if needed
  • Any additional Teamwear that is available from our Web Store 

PARENTS/SUPPORTER COST

Parents have the option to make their own travel arrangements and travel on their own, however, dancers must travel with the team for flight and hotel.  Please see TRAVEL OPTIONS section 

  

INCLUDES:

  • air travel
  • hotel (includes breakfast)
  • ground transportation to/from airport in europe
  • ground transportation to/from venue daily from hotel
  • Team Canada Dance jacket



WHAT IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • admission to competition

*admission to each World Championships is set by the organizer of that Championship.  Admission cost will be available at a later date when it is released.

COST

TEAM DEPOSIT

Once accepted to the team, we require a $200 deposit to secure your position.  

If you are paying via the Registration Portal, there is a 1% service charge that will be added to your first payment only.


WAYS TO PAY

  • CREDIT CARD via the Registration Portal.  There is a 1% service fee added to the first payment.  Installments may be chosen.
  • E-TRANSFER  travel fee with the PASSWORD:  Dance2019 
  • CHEQUE: post-dated cheques made out to TEAM CANADA DANCE
  • PAY PAL: a 3% service charge that you will need to add to the amount per transaction.  The benefit to this is that you may mix payment methods and pay when you can.


TRAVEL OPTIONS

  • Dancers MUST travel with the team
  • You cannot use ‘travel points’ for World Championships- sorry, we cannot arrange that with the airline
  • Parents/guardians/siblings/friends may travel WITH the team if you are travelling with the team ONLY.  See travel form for cost
  • If parents want to travel ON THEIR OWN, they are responsible for their own flights, hotel and ground transportation. Please, DO NOT ask me to help with those arrangements – We are not the travel agent.  We can only submit the dancers and those travelling WITH the team. You will not likely be able to book a room at the same hotel as the team as you will not be on the list that is sent to the organizer. These lists are submitted well in advance of travel and other countries competing are also trying to book rooms. I am sure you will able to find a smaller hotel nearby.
  • TEAM TRAVEL will depart 2 days prior to competition and return 1 day after.
  • EXTENDED STAY option will depart with the Team Travel 2 days prior to competition and return 1 week after competition.  If you select this option, you will be responsible for your own arrangements during that extra week.  You can go and see whatever you want!  It's a great option for a family holiday!

IDO World Tap Championships

2018 Opening Riesa Parade of Nations

TAP SHOE OFFER

TAP SHOES CANADA

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This year, Tap Shoes Canada is partnering with us to offer our team members a deal on tap shoes!  


To get in on this offer, contact Melissa @  canadaworlddance@gmail.com


 

*you can see the shoes on their website www.tapshoescanada.com

Black Jazz Tap Masters

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Our regular black Jazz Tap Masters are the best shoes in the business. We would be prepared to offer any of your team mates $50 off. They are regular $389.38 + tax = $440. We would be willing to let any of your team members buy them for $390 (tax included with taps installed). This is a courtesy we’ve offered to no other group.

CUSTOM

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Our custom shoes are $420.34 + tax = $475 (tax included with taps installed)

We would be willing to offer a group order these shoes for $400 (tax included with the taps installed) custom designed. In addition, we will give each of your team members one of our Tap Shoe Repair kits. This offer has a $95 value for them.

Here’s an example of what I was thinking (red) but black is also available)


*offer only valid as a group.  Contact Melissa

A tap dancer's craft - Andrew Nemr

View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-tap-dancer-s-craft-andrew-nemr


Tap dance, born out of the marriage of African and European dance traditions, went from extremely popular to barely existent to grand revival, all in under a century. Professional tap dancer and TED Fellow Andrew Nemr taps into the history of this truly American art form.  Lesson by Andrew Nemr, produced by TED-Ed.


For more TedX about Tap, please see

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ted+talks+tap+dance+

WE APPRECIATE ALL THE HELP!

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THANK YOU!

A VERY big thank you to the studios making our 2019 Tap Teams possible


THE TAP DANCE CENTRE

2480 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga, ON


ELITE DANCE ACADEMY

3-9715 Horton Rd. S.W., Calgary AB