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Toronto Needs Tap Dance Studio Space!

30 Nov

So recently I talked about how Toronto desperately needs a new dance studio. Especially a place for tap dancers to throw down.

Renting dance studio space is fine, but I’d prefer to have a space of my own to offer tap lessons. One with a solid sprung floor, bright lighting, and feels like home. You know what I mean?

Here’s the flyer for the Toronto Holiday Bonanza I’m hosting:

Help build a dance studio for tap dancers- and more!

Help build a dance studio for tap dancers- and more!

I’ll be hosting the entire evening. The line up of performers is ridiculous, and I couldn’t be more excited! Live funk, soul and r&b musicians, bellydance, hip hop choreography, break dance, afro Brazilian, and of course a lil’ hoofin.

Check out the awesome event details here:


Please share the flyer, send this post to a friend, and come support arts and dance in Toronto!

– Shawn B

Exciting News For Tap Dancers in Toronto

27 Nov
Shawn Byfield tap shoes

Shawn Byfield tap shoes

What’s the exciting tap dance news, you ask?

Well if you live and tap dance in Toronto (or anywhere in the GTA), let me just say the secret is out… I’ll be having a Holiday benefit concert at Six Degrees Nightclub. Sunday December 14th, 7 pm.

I’m looking to raise funds to start building a dance studio in Toronto! And that means, one with a great dance floor for tap dancers. Sprung hardwood. Bright space. Good acoustics. This will allow me to have more dance space and classes for my current tap dance and hip hop students, and open the doors to new members.

What’s really exciting, is I want to build a dance space in Toronto for performing companies, choreographers and other dance artists as a place to create new ideas, collaborate, and inspire each other. Which also allows for better dance choreography and shows.

I’ll even open the dance studio doors to informal and formal performances.

All of this, of course, requires cash… and lots of it. That’s why I’m having an event to raise awareness and funds. Check out the details here:


I’d LOVE to have a dance space ready for you by the summer, but who knows how long these things take. The important part is, I’m taking action. One tap step at a time. Sooner or later, this dance space will be built!

– SB

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