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Adult Tap Dance In Toronto: BEHIND THE SCENES

21 Oct

Great work tap dancers!

Behind the scenes of adult tap dance in Toronto with Shawn Byfield, downtown at BDX Dance Studio (Byfield Dance Experience) Felt like tap dancing to a popular club song.

Very proud of my adult tap dance class students, they always do their best each class.

Artist: Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love

Adult tap dance in Toronto

Adult tap dance in Toronto

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National Tap Dance Day: Tap Choreographer Shim Shams on Toronto Television

11 Jun

In case you missed it… your favourite, most awesomely fun tap dance expert ūüėČ was on television! I taught hosts Jee and Gurdeep simple tap dance moves for National Tap Dance Day 2013. An entertaining few segments, we woke up Toronto with some fun! | Watch on CP24

Here’s a few photos and screenshots from National Tap Dance Day at the Toronto news station.

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

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

National Tap Dance Day with choreographer Shawn Byfield

National Tap Dance Day with choreographer Shawn Byfield

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.

Leave a COMMENT below!

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 ‚Äď 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

NOTICE To Toronto Tap Dance Lovers

29 Jul
Tap dance in Toronto

Love tap dance? This could be you.

NOTICE To All Toronto Area Tap Dance Lovers:

So you know how I love tap dance right?¬†And know how I’m always providing cool opportunities for tap dancers to improve their skills? Well listen- the summer tap dance intensive I’m ¬†holding at BDX is in a month!

BUT…

The split payment option ends Friday July 30th.

Yes, you can still sign up after that date (only if spots are left.)¬†But I put that option to make it easier for eager-beaver tappers like yourself to sign up.¬†Plus, by making a choice NOW you can book the time off. This way, you won’t have any last-minute excuses pop up that’ll lead you to miss the training. Simple!

So if you love tap dance like I love tap dance, then there’s news you need to know. Spots are filling up.¬†Take charge, and make a decision today.

Don’t let this pass you by!

– Shawn B

Click Here To Register For The Toronto Tap Dance Intensive

PS: I have not one, but TWO celebrity tap dance teachers who will also show you what they know. Hint: One was in a major stage show. The other was in a major TV show. You gotta sign up to find out who!

BDX Tap Dance Studio in Toronto Commercial

27 Apr

BDX Tap Dance Studio in Toronto Commercial

Need your fix for a Toronto tap dance class? Drop by Byfield Dance Experience. Tap dance or hip hop… It’s ALL good.

Warning: this video may induce laughter!

– SB

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

www.ShawnByfield.com

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

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