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Have A “Tappy” National Tap Dance Day In Toronto!

22 May
National Tap Dance Day 2014 in Toronto

National Tap Dance Day 2014 in Toronto

Every year, May 25th is National Tap Dance Day, which honours the birthday of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. The left-footed tap dancer paved the way and opened the doors for Black entertainers to perform in film and stage.

This is now celebrated on an international scale, with tap dance classes, shows and events happening globally.

To celebrate in Toronto, expert tap dance choreographer Shawn Byfield is hosting Toronto’s official National Tap Dance Day Workshop for tap dancers aged 18 and up, on Saturday May 24th at Byfield Dance Experience, 819 Yonge Street, Toronto.

Click here for more info and to save your spot

Happy National Tap Dance Day to hoofers worldwide. Every day we’re shufflin!

National Tap Dance Day with choreographer Shawn Byfield

National Tap Dance Day with choreographer Shawn Byfield

National Tap Dance Day with choreographer Shawn Byfield

National Tap Dance Day with choreographer Shawn Byfield

Toronto Tap Dance Class Works The Rhythm

30 Dec
Toronto tap dance class at BDX Studio

Toronto tap dance class at BDX Studio

These dancers really worked their ears!

In this Toronto tap dance class, we worked on counter rhythms and teamwork, just like a Tap Dogs show. There are four parts. And the most important aspect of this tap class? Listening. Really using your ears. That’s the most important skill a fantastic tap dancer needs to master.

Can you hear the different rhythms?

Tap Dance Class in Toronto – BEHIND THE SCENES at BDX

Toronto Tap Dance With FluteBox

14 Jun

Tap Dance FluteBox – Shawn Byfield & Rahul Bader share an elemental combination of wind, wood and metals to create a spark… tap dance, flute and beatbox. Check out the video to see their unique collaboration.

Connect with Toronto tap dance choreographer Shawn Byfield on Twitter

Connect with Toronto flute musician Rahul Bader on Twitter

Toronto tap dance teacher & choreographer Shawn Byfield with Rahul Bader

Toronto tap dance teacher & choreographer Shawn Byfield with Rahul Bader

Shawn Byfield teaches tap dance classes for adults at BDX Studio and offers tap dance workshops nationally. Get your tap on!

In Step Dance Festival – Behind The Scenes

30 May

Behind the scenes of In Step Dance Festival, Cape Breton Nova Scotia with tap dance choreographer,  dance competition adjudicator and Toronto dance studio owner Shawn Byfield. Great energy, great kids, a great experience!

ANNOUNCING: Adult Beginner Tap Dance Classes In Toronto

24 Jan
Adult Tap dance at BDX Toronto

Adult Tap dance at BDX Toronto

Leading Dance Studio Wants Every Adult To Enjoy Their Warmest Winter Ever, With Toronto’s Hottest Tap Dance Classes

The hottest beginner tap dance classes are coming Sunday, January 29th. Join BDX Studio for an amazing season of tap dance geared specifically to newbies

Toronto, ON: January 24, 2012 – Byfield Dance Experience announces beginner tap dance classes throughout the winter and spring in downtown Toronto. Byfield Dance Experience, Canada’s leading dance studio for adults, announces its new tap dance session for 2012, catering to beginners, newbies and anyone with two left feet.

There’s never been a better time to learn how to dance, and take a tap dance class, especially right here in Toronto” says Shawn Byfield, director of Byfield Dance Experience. “There’s a huge interest in tap dance and such a vibrant, growing community here. Plus, there are so many clubs and lots of live music, it’s crazy to live here and not learn to dance, or at least try it out. Our classes are energetic, fun, and completely step-by-step.”

Byfield Dance Experience tap dance classes take place on multiple days, but the beginner tap dance session happens Sundays in Toronto. No experience is necessary. Classes are filled with regular people who want to build their passion for tap dance, have an outlet to release energy and get great exercise.

For people who have made resolutions to get healthier, lose weight or feel more energized but haven’t started on those goals, now is the time. Many will be surprised at how much of a workout tap dance is, and how dancing can enrich their lives. Dancers will learn a skill that they will enjoy for years to come.

Don’t delay, classes start soon. Registration and information is available at www.BDXstudio.com. Get started today, and jump-start your 2012 goals!

About Byfield Dance Experience

Located downtown Toronto, Byfield Dance Experience (BDX) is an inspiring Toronto dance studio space created by Dora Award winner and Gemini Award nominee Shawn Byfield. A National authority in dance choreography, expert instructor and veteran of the entertainment biz, Byfield created BDX to enhance culture in Toronto. BDX is Toronto’s exclusive recreational dance studio for lovers and supporters of dance who may or may not have any dance training whatsoever. Inspiring adult tap dance classes are offered from a professional, fun and energizing staff in a positive, social atmosphere.

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Adult tap dance classes in Toronto

Adult tap dance classes in Toronto

Adult Tap dance at BDX Toronto

Adult Tap dance at BDX Toronto

Adult Beginner Tap Dance Lessons In Toronto

20 Jan
Adult tap dance classes in Toronto

Adult tap dance classes in Toronto

** NEWSFLASH: ** Beginner Tap Dance Lessons are here!

I know at some point you’ve thought about learning to tap dance. I would be doing you a dis-service if I didn’t tell you it’s actually easier than you think. For realsies.

How? Check this out:

—> http://bit.ly/wisi5F

Yeah, I just said “for realsies.” You know I’m random sometimes. Anyway, a few friends asked about starting a basic, absolute beginner-beginner tap dance class, here in Toronto.

So. I finally gave in. Yes! Democracy for the win. =) And as they say on the west coast, “I’m like, totally stoked dude.”

But, before I go on…

…not gonna lie, they start soon. Like, really soon.

So to speed things up for you, I posted the SUPER-IMPORTANT info you need to know now (things like when, who, where, plus how to get a discount on a sweet pair of new tap shoes, and stuff about babies. Well, ONE baby) at that link, so go there now.

Please understand, this isn’t for the fence-sitters. If you seriously want to learn to tap dance, NOW’S THE TIME. It’s a new year. And you did say you’d stop procrastinating this year… so…

Did you visit the link yet? Or are you “gonna do that later” too?

Look… If procrastination is something you want to improve, then you owe it to yourself to at least go to the page. Get the info, make a decision. I’ll help you with the rest. Fair enough?

Cool. Gotta get back to work. Check your email early next week for more great news!

– Shawn B

Experience Awesome Tap Dance Lessons in Toronto At BDX

20 May

Awesome Tap Dance Lessons in Toronto at BDX, Byfield Dance Experience. Always crazy awesome energy. Get yo’ tap dance shoes out of your closet Toronto!

See you in class.

http://www.Twitter.com/BDXstudio
http://www.ShawnByfield.com/tapdance.htm

Tap Dancing – Caribbean Tap Dance

2 Mar

Watch this tap dance, while I was on vaca:

Tap dancing improv with Shawn Byfield. A tap dance on the pier overlooking beautiful Turks and Caicos. Truly the #1 reason to bring your tap dance shoes everywhere!

Visit Byfield Dance Experience to learn how you can get involved in some of the best tap dance lessons in toronto. Brapp!

– Shawn B

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