Scholarships.

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Further your tap dance training, inspire your tap choreography and invigorate your practice. 3 Scholarships up for grabs.


2019 Scholarship Applications are now CLOSED.


*NEW* The Grace Inglis Scholarship: $1000

This new tap student scholarship, facilitated by West Coast Tap, has been donated in the name of Grace Inglis, a woman with a true love for tap dance.  Her family hopes that this scholarship will help further your studies and inspire you to follow your ‘tap dreams’!

Tap student scholarship criteria: You must be an amateur or semi-professional tap student aged 15-25, not earning more than $5,000 a year through dance. You must be member of the West Coast Tap Dance Collective. 

Tap student application content:

  1. Name, address, phone number, and birthdate, plus name and email address of a parent or guardian (if under 18 years of age).

  2. Brief description of your dance training and history (Or dance resume).

  3. Brief description of what you would use the scholarship funds for.

  4. In 1 or 2 paragraphs answer this question: What are your goals in tap and how will this scholarship help you to achieve them?

  5. Letter of reference from a dance teacher.

*Note: scholarship money is to be used for training OUTSIDE of your regular tap classes. It can be used for workshops, master classes or additional training. Scholarship money must be spent by May 25, 2020.

Short-listed applicants will be notified by April 15, 2019 and will be invited to an audition consisting of a tap workshop and to perform a short solo piece on May 26, 2019 at Scotiabank Dance Centre, in Vancouver, BC. Scholarship winner will be presented at The West Coast Tap Dance Collective’s annual Tap Day celebration on May 26, 2019.

Student Scholarship: $500

This scholarship is intended to support adult, amateur tappers to further their training and continue with a hobby that they enjoy.

Tap student scholarship criteria: You must be an amateur adult tap student aged 25+, not currently earning more than $1,000 a year through dance, and never having earned your living as a dancer or dance teacher. You must be member of the West Coast Tap Dance Collective. 

Tap student application content:

  1. Name, address, email, phone number, and birthdate.

  2. Brief description of your dance training and history.

  3. Brief description of what you would use the scholarship funds for.

  4. Letter of reference from a dance teacher.

  5. In 1 or 2 paragraphs answer this question: What place does tap dance have in your life and how would you use this scholarship?

*Note: scholarship money is to be used for training OUTSIDE of your regular tap classes. It can be used for workshops, master classes or additional training. Scholarship money must be spent by May 25, 2020.

Short-listed applicants will be notified by April 15, 2019 and will be invited to attend an informal interview and a tap workshop on May 26, 2019 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre. Scholarship winner will be presented at The West Coast Tap Dance Collective’s annual Tap Day celebration on May 26, 2019.

Educator Scholarship: $500

We hope that it will help further your craft and invigorate your practice to support you in continuing to inspire future tappers! 

Tap Educator Scholarship criteria: You must be a dance teacher currently teaching tap, with 3 years or more of tap teaching experience, plus earning more than $5,000 per year as a dance teacher. You must also be a member of the West Coast Tap Dance Collective.

Tap Educator Application content:

  1. Name, address, phone number, email address and birthdate.

  2. Current resume.

  3. Details of what you would use the scholarship funds for. (Please include links to websites for courses).

  4. A letter of reference from people who know your work as a tap teacher.

  5. A few paragraphs explaining your future goals in tap dance and how this scholarship and chosen training would affect your teaching, and help you reach your goals.


You will be notified by email as to the success of your application by April 15, 2019. Scholarship winner will be invited to The West Coast Tap Dance Collective’s annual Tap Day celebrations on May 26, 2019. Scholarship money must be spent by May 25, 2020.


2019 Application Deadline:
March 31, 2019

Send your application to
West Coast Tap by email or mail.  

westcoasttapdance@gmail.com
(Please use ‘scholarship’ in the subject line).


West Coast Tap
PO Box 72095
Burnaby, BC
V5H 2A0