THE

FESTIVAL

4 DAYS OF INSPIRING TAP DANCE MASTER CLASSES & EVENTS! 

Reverb Production Company presents the fourth annual Orange County Tap Festival, Founded and Directed by Orange County Natives, Ron and Leah Silva.

The four day premier tap dance festival features a world-renowned faculty that includes EMMY and Tony Award nominees and winners, leading television choreographers, living legends of the art of tap dance, international master teachers, dance adjudicators and performers! 

The Orange County Tap Festival offers students from around the world the opportunity to study under some of the most respected tap dance instructors in the world, connect with dancers from nearby as well as abroad, participate in important history lessons, master classes, cutting contests, student showcases, and a family friendly all-star festival concert, featuring world-renowned tap dance stars, critically acclaimed musicians and special guests. 

 

With a mission and passion to further the art form of tap dance, the Orange County Tap Festival's goals are to inspire all generations and levels of tap dancers both in the United States as well as internationally, to elevate the art form, provide an atmosphere of quality dance education, and to expose newer generations to the roots and history of tap dance, an African American born art form. 

EPIC LOCATION

We got you! We know the beach is just what you need in the Summer! You've worked hard all year and now it's your time to enjoy some relaxation while being surrounded by tap dance friends and family. Whether that is enjoying a meal with an ocean view, taking class, or enjoying s'mores over a bon-fire, this is the perfect place to be in the Summer! 

 

Our 2021 location will be at the Shorebreak Beachfront Hotel! The Shorebreak Beachfront Hotel is literally just steps to sinking your toes into the sand at the beach and offers spectacular views of the ocean, including amazing ocean views from one of our festival rooms! Did we mention you will receive complimentary daily happy hour, daily s'mores kits, and access to complimentary beach rentals if you stay at the Shorebreak Hotel? Why not make a vacation out of it!

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Please check back! Our 2021 schedule will be released soon! 

LEVELS
Each level will be capped to ensure a high quality learning environment.

ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL LEVEL:

Teen to Adult tap dancers with 5 years or more of advanced level experience. This level is for the mature tap dancer with advanced skillset in technique and musicality. This level moves fast. Must be at least 13 years old.

 

*Dancers under the age of 13 years old will be asked to submit a video for admission to this level. We will email you once we receive your registration with next steps. 

 

HIGH INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED LEVEL:

Pre-teen-Adult tap dancers with at least 3 years of High Intermediate/Advanced level tap dance training. 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL:

Youth to Teen tap dancers with at least 4-5 years of tap dance training and at least 2 years of Intermediate level experience. Advanced Beginner tap dancers may also take this level for a challenge but the level will be taught at an Intermediate level.  

 

INTERMEDIATE ADULT LEVEL:

The Intermediate Adult track will be an environment meant to inspire, challenge, and elevate tap dancers in a space dedicated to adults ages 18 and up.  With focus on tap exercises, rudiments, combinations,  music theory, and history- tap teachers and adults will be challenged with new ideas and footwork at a pace that is comfortable and understandable. Whether you are a tap enthusiast or a teacher, you will walk away filled to the brim with a better understanding of movement and approach, and lots of information to continually work on long after the festival. This level is great for tap dance instructors who wish not to take the face paced Advanced/Pro level. 

*We will monitor each level and reserve the right to move a dancer to another level depending on skillset. This is done to ensure each dancer is receiving the best instruction and experience, as well as to uphold the integrity of the classroom environment. 

HAVE THE BEST TIME! 
THINGS TO DO!

Make a vacation out of it! Orange County, California is one of the most beautiful areas in the world! With beautiful weather, July is a perfect time to travel to Orange County! Our 2019 festival will be located in the beautiful beach city of Huntington Beach (Surf City USA), California and our festival location is beachfront! Literally steps to the beach! 

 

The beautiful beach is the back drop to your experience. Southern California has an abudance of entertainment to offer for everyone of all ages, including Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, art galleries, wine tasting experiences, shopping, picturesque golfing locations, coastal hiking, and many jaw dropping beaches!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA &

THINGS TO DO WHILE YOU ARE HERE!

HOTELS TO STAY AT

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

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. 

FESTIVAL FAQS

We are here to help you have the best experience!  Have questions? Email us at: info@octapfestival.com
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