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Toronto Tap Dance Class For Adults Who “Used To Tap”

14 Jan
Toronto tap dance class

Toronto tap dance class in action

These Toronto Tap Classes Are PERFECT For You- Even If You’re Rusty As Heck And Haven’t Tap Danced In Years

Now’s the time.

If it’s been ages since you put your tap shoes on and you haven’t had the chance to throw down with us before, DON’T WORRY! After a few tap dance classes you’ll feel back up to speed. You’ll start remembering all the tap steps you used to master back in the day.

Byfield Dance Experience is Toronto’s favourite dance studio where people just like you come to get back in to it.

Oh, and heads up: We have tons of fun. Period.  And there’s always a gem of wisdom to take away from each tap dance lesson in Toronto, and all of our dance classes.

By the way, if you’re looking for some exercise, Tap dancing is definitely the best damn “boot camp workout” for your brain and your body, just as much as your feet. It’s safe, fun, and the perfect workout for adults. So if you’re looking for exercise, it’s a hell of a lot more exciting than a run on the treadmill. =)

Get more adult Toronto tap dance class info and see for yourself.

Toronto tap dance class

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!

Tap Dance Choreographer Shawn Byfield with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

28 May

Tap Dancing Shawn Byfield with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Behind The Scenes: Canadian dance authority Shawn Byfield ( http://www.twitter.com/ShawnByfield ) recently energized the crowd with a spectacular tap dance. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s swinging performance received a standing ovation in Canada’s Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Toronto Tap Dance Intensive – Everett Smith Interview

15 Sep

2010 Toronto Tap Dance Intensive – Everett Smith Interview

Shawn Byfield, owner of Toronto’s BDX studio chats with good friend Everett Smith. If you didn’t know, Everett is a Canadian success story: Tap Dogs, Canada’s Olympic tap dance team, director of Tap Dance Centre in Mississauga and top 4 finalist on season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance Canada.

Watch the video to learn about Everett’s humble beginnings and his view on Canadian dance.

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Behind The Scenes: Toronto Tap Dance Intensive PART 2

3 Sep

Behind The Scenes: Toronto Tap Dance Intensive PART 2

Toronto tap dance group improv

Toronto tap dance group improv

A wonderful week of tap dance inspiration happened in Toronto August 23 – August 27 at Byfield Dance Experience (BDX). It was a wonderful opportunity for tap dancers from the GTA and as far east as New Brunswick- to come together, learn, grow and make friends.

See Toronto Tap Dance Intensive PART 1 here…

Tap intensive Part 2: Starting on the 2nd day, IMPROV was the name of the game. Improvisation is a major component of jazz music and tap dance. It’s helped the art form grow and evolve. Yet so many dancers are terrified when someone asks them to “make it up on the spot.”

During the Tap Dance Intensive all participants learned tips, tricks and techniques to:

  1. Finally eliminate their fear and negative outlook of improvising;
  2. Understand and practice using many different improv strategies;
  3. Strengthen improvisation individually, as well as trading in teams and groups.

There’s a reason we put the “E” in IMPROVE. Because IMPROV is a constant work in progress.

At week’s end, we showed off to a small audience, everyone proudly showing their new respect and understanding of improvisation. Kudos to the participants, and to all tap dancers who continue to work on improv and embrace being creative!

– Shawn Byfield

Click Here To Learn About More Toronto Tap Dance Classes

Working on tap dance improv

Working on tap dance improv

Click Here To Learn About More Toronto Tap Dance Classes

BDX Toronto Adult Tap Dance Class

10 Aug

BDX Toronto Adult Tap Dance Class

Check it out: These tap dancers eagerly worked it out to Dave Brubeck’s Unsquare Dance, a great jazz piece in 7/8 time signature. Because counting to 8 is so “square.” At BDX Studio we put the groove in your tap moves.

Come experience something different. Challenge your brain. Learn how to get unsquare!

Visit our Toronto dance studio and get your tap dance on. Even if you haven’t been tap dancing in a while, BDX is the best way to meet other tap dance lovers. Like yourself.

Plus, get on the GUESTLIST and your first tap dance lesson at Byfield Dance Experience is completely free.

BDX = AWESOME!

– Shawn B

Click Here For An Inspiring Tap Dance Class In Toronto!

Free Tap Dance Lesson Warmup

7 Feb

Free Tap Dance Lesson Warmup!

I call this tap dance exercise “Can You Dig It!” It focuses on dig heels, weight transfer, pattern recognition, syncopation, and variations in the pattern when switching to other sides.

Slow the tap warm up down if you’re a beginner tap dancer or speed up the exercise to challenge your advanced skills. Best part about this exercise? It’s perfect for all tap dance levels.

We’ll be using this tap lesson at my Toronto dance studio Byfield Dance Experience (BDX) regularly in class.

Learn it, comment and enjoy!

– Shawn B

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