FAQ

OC TAP FEST IS AN ALL-AGES
TAP DANCE FESTIVAL; OFFERING MASTER TAP DANCE CLASSES & INSPIRING EVENTS FOR THE FOLLOWING LEVELS:
INTERMEDIATE, HIGH INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED,
INTERMEDIATE ADULT & ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL
FESTIVAL DATES AND EVENTS
THURSDAY, 7/9
FRIDAY, 7/10
SATURDAY, 7/11
SUNDAY, 7/12
FESTIVAL MASTER CLASSES &
SO. CAL TAP JAM WELCOME PARTY
MORNING YOGA/WARM-UP ON THE BEACH, 
FESTIVAL MASTER CLASSES,
& TAP HISTORY LUNCH
 MORNING YOGA/WARM-UP ON THE BEACH,
FESTIVAL MASTER CLASSES,
FACULTY PANEL Q&A DISCUSSION &
STUDENT SHOWCASE
FESTIVAL MASTER CLASSES, TAP HISTORY LUNCH & FESTIVAL CONCERT

\\FESTIVAL DATES

July 9th-12th, 2020

\\LOCATION OF FESTIVAL

Master Classes and all Events (excluding concert & Yoga on the beach) will be held at the Shorebreak Beachfront Hotel: 

500 Pacific Coast Highway Huntington Beach, CA 92648.

 

Concert venue to be announced at a later date.

 

Yoga on the beach exact meet up location will be announced at a later date to those with All Inclusive Festival Passes.  

 

\\WEATHER

Weather in July in Huntington Beach, California is typically 75 to 85 degrees (Fahrenheit) in the day time and

65 to 75 degrees (Fahrenheit) in the evening.

 

\\AIRPORT OPTIONS

John Wayne Airport (SNA) - A 20 minute drive to the festival's location. 

Long Beach Airport (LGB) - A 25 to 30 minute drive to the festival's location. 

 

Los Angeles Internation Airport (LAX) A 60 minute drive to the festival's location.

 

Ontario International Airport (ONT) - A 90 minute drive to the festival's location. 

Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) - A 90 minute drive to the festival's location. 

\\HOTEL OPTIONS

There are plenty of hotels nearby. Alternatively, renting a private residence at www.airbnb.com is a great option and can be really affordable! Many attendees typically roommate with friends to save money and to share the awesome experience! 

 

To book a room at the festival's location: Shorebreak Hotel, CLICK HERE. When you go into the link, you have to select “Book Now” and enter the dates of stay. Then the link will pull up the group rates for you. Keep in mind that if you book outside of the festival dates, you will receive an error that looks like the block is full, but it is because the dates you want aren’t added to our block. You can also call the hotel's reservation team at 1-800-KIMPTON or 1-800-546-7866 and ask for the group code “OC2” rates.

 

Here are other hotel options that are all located within walking distance. Many of these hotels offer Senior Citizen (AARP), AAA. and Government/Military discounts.  

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

Huntington Surf Inn

Pasea Hotel & Spa

The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel

Huntington Beach Inn

Here are other hotel options that are driving distance (10-15 minutes) to the festival and may be the most affordable. Many of these hotels offer Senior Citizen (AARP), AAA. and Government/Military discounts.  

Springhill Suites Huntington Beach Marriott

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Holiday Inn Newport Beach

\\GETTING AROUND

The festival is located just steps to the beach and walking distance to an abundance of oceanfront dining and retail shopping options. There is plenty to do and see, all within walking distance. In the case you need vehicle transportation and don't have a vehicle of your own, Uber, Lyft, Bike Cruisers & Taxis are all great options to getting around. For those with vehicles, we highly recommend taking a cruise down famous Pacific Coast Highway and take in the ocean breeze and views on the way! 

\\ENTERTAINMENT

The festival is truly located in one of the best and sought out parts of California. The beautiful beach is the back drop to your experience. Southern California has much entertainment to offer for everyone in the family including Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, art galleries, wine tasting experiences, shopping, picturesque golfing locations, coastal hiking, and many jaw dropping beaches!

 

To learn more about Orange County, please CLICK HERE. 

 

\\SO. CAL TAP JAM

The So. Cal Tap Jam is open to all festival attendees who have purchased a festival All Inclusive Pass. It is a safe and inspiring place for tap dancers of all levels to improvise with a live band as well as with other dancers/musicians. It's also a great time to connect with other festival participants and with our World-Renowned faculty. This is an optional event but it is highly recommended that dancers participate.

\\CUTTING CONTEST

The Cutting Contest is a friendly improvisation conversation between dancers in the same level/age range. This is a great opportunity for students to display their musicality, timing, technique, and skills. The winners of each level/age group will receive an awesome prize worth $250 US Dollars! Our cutting contest is for ages 13 years and older. Participation is optional but highly encouraged. 

\\FESTIVAL CONCERT 

Concert information will be shared soon.

 

\\STUDENT SHOWCASE

Our Student Showcase is an opportunity for our festival students to showcase a solo, duo, trio of their choice. Their performance will include a live adjudication by our World-Renowned Faculty. The showcase is not a competition and is hosted in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Dances may not exceed three minutes. One entry per festival attendee. The Student Showcase is limited to 25 festival attendees and those who have purchased an All Inclusive Festival Pass will have priority. Participation is optional but highly encouraged. 

\\ITEMS TO BRING TO THE FESTIVAL 

Water, snacks, extra pair of tap shoes, socks, band-aids, 

sharpie (for faculty autographs), camera, comfortable dance clothes, i.e. leggings, tank tops, shorts, notebook and pen.

\\RECORDING AND PICTURES

Recording in the classroom is not permitted unless the teacher announces it is okay. Pictures during a class is not permitted. You may take pictures with friends and faculty before and/or after classes and at festival events. 

\\SWITCHING LEVELS

Switching levels is not allowed nor is taking classes in a level you are not registered for. If a dancer feels they have registered for the incorrect level and would like to switch to another level, they must see someone from the Festival's Administrative Team to inquire and get approval. 

\\PARENT/GUARDIAN OBSERVATION 

Parents/Guardians are not allowed to observe classes. Parents/Guardians are more than welcome to observe the Cutting Contest, Student Showcase and So. Cal Tap Jam, all FREE of charge as space permits (no tickets needed). 

\\EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT TERMS

Early Bird discount will end on March 15th 2020, at midnight (PST). After this date, the Early Bird discount will expire with no exceptions. 

\\GROUP DISCOUNTS

For groups with 15 or more dancers, please email us at: info@octapfestival.com to learn about our special group rate. 

 

\\FACULTY

Faculty may be subject to change due to special circumstances. While we don't anticipate changes to our faculty, we reserve the right to change the faculty lineup with or without notice.  

\\CHANGES TO EVENTS 

Events may be subject to change due to special circumstances. While we don't anticipate changes to our events, we reserve the right to change events and their details. 

\\REFUND POLICY 

No refunds, all sales are final. We may consider refunds for severe medical reasons. 

 

 

 

 

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