Tag Archives: BDX

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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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

Tap Dance Video – The Four Step Brothers

11 Dec

I love vintage tap dance videos… check out this display of rhythm and tap dance love from 1933.

Four Outstanding Tap Dancers

Tap dance is truly such an amazing art form. You get to express through movement, be a percussive musician, and sweat your pants off when it’s all over! I’m loving this video.

If you’re in Toronto, come drop by my dance studio and let’s tap!

– SB

Toronto Tap Dance at BDX – Night Train

29 Nov

Toronto Tap Dance at BDX – Night Train

A recent (and fun) tap dance lesson. Man, I love this song. Enjoy, and feel free to use some of the steps for your own tap choreography! If you do, share the love and send the link to your video so I can see what you did.

Brapp!

– Shawn B

Future Tap Dogs in The House?

26 Nov

Tap dance at Byfield Dance Experience Toronto

I just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS to all the boys who came to the Tap Dogs Canadian audition at Byfield Dance Experience.

FYI Ladies: you missed a day of sweaty, passionate, strong men tap dancin’ all over the place! In the lounge, the reception, and the studio of course.

Sheldon Perri, Dein’s brother, put the boys through the mental wringer with his rhythmic tap dance routine. Suprisingly, a few actually had energy to pose after the workout. đŸ˜‰Â Merde to all, and good luck!

– Shawn B

Two New Classes To Improve Your Tap Dance Skills

5 Nov

Two New Classes To Improve Your Tap Dance Skills

Nov-2009

Toronto tap dance classes, November

Attention Hoofers!

Good news: I’ve been working hard to let people know we got some kick @ss tap classes running in our new home.

Since we have the space now, starting Tuesday November 17th I’ll be adding new Toronto tap dance classes to the schedule at BDX. YESSS! I want to help everyone successfully improve their footwork and ears.

Say Amen! Because Here’s The Good News:

Starting Tuesday November 17th, we’ll have an ELEMENTARY tap dance lesson at 5:45 pm.

This class is for those of you who used to tap and haven’t in a while. If you’re rusty, this is where you go. This is NOT a beginner class, you must have previous training.

Right after that, I’ll have an INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED tap dance class at 7 pm.

If you’re at a stronger dance level, know your technique and been working at a competitive tap dance level, this tap lesson that will challenge, inspire, and push you to new limits.

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If you’re nervous, don’t be! Sure it might have been a while. But there’s no egos or attitudes here to hold you back from doing what you love: tap dancing. And if you’re wondering where exactly you might fit in…

…then get your butt down to a class and find out. I’ll even let you take class for FREE to you know how your feet (and brain) will respond.

Click Here For Directions To Byfield Dance Experience

So stop making excuses, stop wondering, and get those tap shoes out your closet!

– Shawn Byfield

Saturday’s Tap Dance Lesson Downtown Toronto

21 Sep

This past Saturday’s adult tap class was our first time hoofin” in the new dance studio!

Byfield Dance Experience, aka BDX, is coming together nicely. We made sure to love the dance floor with a funky tap dance routine. (“Get on the Boat” by Prince.)

Toronto adult tap dance lessons are on every Tuesday and Saturday, and it won’t stop anytime soon!

– Shawn B

ATTENTION Tap Dancers: Who Is This Man?

1 Sep

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Who Is This Man?
http://www.ShawnByfield.com/topsecret.htm

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