Covid Info (revised Jan 2022)

The Rhythm Room’s Covid Safety Plan

January 18th, 2022 Update
We are permitted to allow in person dance classes for adults as of January 20th.  We are required to follow our Covid Safety Plan, as we have been doing for the past year. (please click on the link above to review).

We will open our studio to in person classes as of Monday January 24th, 2022

December 20th, 2021 Update
As per the restrictions laid out by our Provincial Health Officer, our in studio classes are suspended until January 18th, 2022

September 8th, 2021 Update

Dear Rhythm Room Community

We write to keep you in the loop, as we have all along. Thank you to many of you who have expressed gratitude for our communication. None of this has been easy, but we are determined to keep you as informed as possible.

September 7th
By order of The PHO, proof of vaccination is required to access The Rhythm Room.

Starting September 13th
Instructors and studentsattending the studio in person, will be required to show proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

By October 24
You will need to be fully vaccinated. The requirement is in place until January 31, 2022 and could be extended

When you come to your first class back, we verify your proof of vaccination, in person. None of this information is stored, but simply noted in our files as verified.


You must bring one of the following to verify:

  • QR Code on your phone
  • screen shot on your phone
  • printed copy of the info from the above site.

All students and instructors attending classes st The Rhythm Room must have proof of vaccination recorded by us before entering the space.

Please remember we are following much of the same protocol as before.

August 14th, 2021
A note to The Rhythm Room Community:

The Rhythm Room is committed to protecting the health and safety of our students and instructors and it is our expectation that all instructors and students who attend in-studio classes are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of the fall term. 

Through a challenging season last year, we did everything we could to pivot and pivot again (and again...and again) to keep classes running and the business afloat, while following all of the provincial health orders and recommendations, and our approach heading into the fall will be no different.  

While we had hoped for a 'normal' return to classes in September, it has become clear that we may have to continue to adjust and adapt as we head into the fall. So your return to class will look much the same as it did in the spring with limited class sizes, physical distancing, mask wearing at all times, and personal hygiene measures. 

While we will no longer require you to check in on the student portal prior to class, we do still ask that you self-screen for symptoms and join us online if you are not feeling well, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have travelled to an area with high transmission rates of COVID-19. 

The Rhythm Room would not be the place it is without the support of the amazing instructors and community of students and we appreciate each and every person who has demonstrated their commitment to both tap dancing (on any surface, in any place) and safely maintaining the vital social connections, through dancing, that have become so important through these pandemic times. 

If you have any questions about the Rhythm Room health and safety expectations and policies, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly. 

Now let’s get dancing! :)

Jennifer Bishop, Artistic Director
ph: 604-230-0531



Dear Dancers,

As of last Tuesday Nov 24th,  we were lead to believe we would have some guidelines to review by November 30th and as long as we were able to adapt to them, we would be able to operate.  As of Friday afternoon, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that those plans would now be delayed into the end of next week.  No further clarification.  In the best interest of all our dancers, instructors and admin, rather than shifting back and forth (who knows how many more times), we have decided to move forward with the following schedule.  We are happy we have such great options to offer you.  We’ve become pretty good at that ZOOM thing and the bonus?  We have a great library of recorded classes to supplement.  Also in the works, our community of super talented friends are coming to the rescue, helping offer a few bonus opportunities to keep everyone’s spirits up. (stay tuned for more info) 



Dear Dancers,

As per the restrictions set out yesterday by our Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, The Rhythm Room is temporarily closed for 2 weeks.

At this time, we have submitted our Covid Safety Plan for review by a Vancouver Coastal Health Medical Health Officer and we understand there may be a delay while they work out how they will be addressing these submissions. We may be back up and running in a few days, or it may be the full two weeks, we don't know. But we promise to keep you updated every step of the way.

Until we receive the go ahead, see below. We have worked out a great substitute to keep you all dancing.



Those who have committed and registered for classes for this current term will receive access to our amazing library of 70+ recorded classes with:
        Meghan Anderssen
        Jennifer Bishop
        Chantel Genio
        Graeme Kitagawa
        Kristina Linden

These videos were recorded from April through June and include a wealth of tap exercises, drills and combos. Rhythm Room fans who danced with us through last spring may have attended these classes before, but now we are re-opening the vault so that you can access content anytime during the shutdown, play, pause and repeat. It's like picking the brains of the Rhythm Room staff, at your leisure.

In addition, you will have 3 great livestream opportunities.  You can participate in any or all.  Regardless of your level you already been added to the live-stream to participate in or watch any of the classes:

Mon Nov 9  6:30pm: Adv Beg w/Jennifer Bishop

Wed Nov 11 7:00pm:  Int-Adv w/Alesia DiCicco

Sat Nov 14 10:30am: Fast Adv Beg w/Graeme Kitagawa

An email with tips on how to access these classes and your video library will be in your inbox shortly (you must have an account with us to receive this info.  Don’t have one?  No problem, head over HERE to create one)



You are invited to drop in to our three livestream classes listed above. 

Drop in:  only $10 inc gst or one punch from your punch card.  

***And if you're a total keener and want to jump in and have access to our full video library mentioned above? 
You can pay to upgrade yourself by the week and enjoy all of those videos. 
COST: $50 + GST/week or 3 punches from your punch card.

You can find the video libraries under Register for Classes in your Online Portal HERE. Sign up and pay online OR, email admin@tapdancevancouver.comto use 3 punches of your punch card.

Thank you for your understanding and patience while we work to get you back in class.

Please email with questions.

November 7th Update


Under the advise of Bonnie Henry, The Rhythm Room is currently in the process of submitting our Covid Safety Protocol for review and approval.  As things can change daily,  please follow us on FACEBOOK HERE for up to the hour information, check your email and check back here for the latest.

We hope to have more details for you soon.  Until we receive approval from a Medical Health Officer from Vancouver Coastal Health, we will plan to deliver our regular, weekly scheduled classes via our great, new livestream set up.  

November 6th Update

With increasing Covid 19 case numbers here in BC, we are revising our mask policy at The Rhythm Room to be more in line with the recent advice of our provincial health officials. 

For the health and safety of our students and instructors, our mask policy is as follows: 

1) Please wear a mask entering and exiting the studio, in the hallway and common areas

2) It is now expected and recommended that students wear a mask while participating in classes.  If you experience dizziness, fatigue, discomfort or shortness of breath while wearing your mask in class, please use your own judgement to adjust or remove it for your own health and safety. 

Thank you for your continued support and understanding and let’s keep dancing!

November 1st, 2020

Our Provincial Health Officer and Government have allowed us to be open, following a health and safety plan.  If you are healthy and want a safe dance experience - we’ve got you!

Classes are offered for students interested in getting back to the studio for a safe, in-person dance experience. 

We are excited to be offering streaming for many of our classes. Drop in is only $10