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Toronto Tap Dance Choreography – Soulive Routine

9 Jul

Toronto Tap Dance Choreography – Soulive Routine

Tap dance class at BDX (Byfield Dance Experience) Toronto. Tap dance choreography to funk from Soulive. Definitely a good sweaty tap class workout. Visit a tap class at BDX and join the rhythms!

– SB

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 bestĀ tap dance lessons in toronto. Brapp!

– Shawn B

Toronto Tap Dance Class To Brubeck

30 Dec

Toronto Tap Dance Class To “Take Five” By Dave Brubeck Quartet

This is one of my favourite jazz songs to tap to! This tap class forced us to think outside the usual 4/4 time signature and work with 5 beats per bar.

Tap dancing to different time signatures adds so many colourful layers and rhythmic ideas to the mix! Comment, share and enjoy.

– 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.


– Shawn B

More Tap Dancing in Toronto!

19 Jul

Brush off your shoes, and get into a Toronto tap dance class!

Tap Dancing in Toronto

Tap Dancing in Toronto

Now there’s even more tap dancing in Toronto. Get your tap dance shoes out of the closet and get in a class. There’s a tap dance lesson for everyone, so get involved!

– Shawn Byfield

Tap Dance at Extreme Dance 2009

13 Jul

Last week was the finals week for Extreme Dance Convention, run by Melissa Williams. I was lucky enough to be the tap dance teacher for the week with some super students. They danced their hearts out!

Here’s some footage of the tap choreography we did:

Extreme Dance Convention Tap Dance

Congratulations to all tap dancers who participated at this event, you worked it out! To continue tap dancing in Toronto, get your fix here.

Keep working on your skills everyone!

– Shawn B

Will Season Two of SYTYCD Canada Beat Season One?

16 Feb
Why no tap dance in SYTYCD Canada?

Why no tap dance in SYTYCD Canada?

Yesterday, I was in the studio working on tap dance choreography, creating a competition solo for a very talented teen tap dancer, Mike. We used a Linkin Park tune, some hard core rock tap dancing. Gonna be sweet when we’re done.

After rehearsal, Mike, his mom and I talked about things that frustrated us about So You Think You Can Dance Canada. Like, that fact that there was no TAP dance anywhere in the show.

Yes, we know tap dance is hard to learn in such a limited time period. But come on… you mean to tell me CTV couldn’t find one tap dance video to show? Or they couldn’t have a tap dance number open just one elimination show?

I’m STILL wondering if the voting REALLY matters… because, well no offense to any dancers, but Izaak and Tamina were not technically as strong as some of the others. But they were on forever. Both Breanne and Romina were voted off way too early…

I don’t think cameras were rehearsed enough to truly showcase the choreography… and I don’t think all the judges had enough constructive feedback for the contestants.

But I DO think Leah looked fabulous! Girl, WERRK those heels and dresses. Call me… =)

By the way, you can read theĀ  first press release for Season Two of So You Think You Can Dance Canada here.

Anyway. There were a lot of things I loved about SYTYCD Canada (yes Nico DOES rock), but I feel a few choices could have made our production much better.

What do you think? What you think was lacking in our first season? Do you think it was inspiring? Do you think the show could improve on stuff?

Let’s discuss. Or praise, or rant, or whatever…

– Shawn B

Shim Sham Tap Dancing Mummies

14 Feb

Just a snippet from a tap dance gig I did a while back. Nothing technically amazing here, just a bunch of mummies doing the shim sham.

Just showing my funny tap dance choreography side. Maybe this will give people some good halloween tap show ideas?

– Shawn B

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