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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

TAP DANCERS: The Ugly Reality Check About Dancing In A Comfort Bubble

2 May

Taking a tap dance class in Toronto? Here’s terrific wisdom every tap dancer should take to heart. Apply to not just tap dance class, but to every dance style you do!

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Wisdom to take to any tap dance class in Toronto or worldwide.

ANNOUNCING: Adult Beginner Tap Dance Classes In Toronto

24 Jan
Adult Tap dance at BDX Toronto

Adult Tap dance at BDX Toronto

Leading Dance Studio Wants Every Adult To Enjoy Their Warmest Winter Ever, With Toronto’s Hottest Tap Dance Classes

The hottest beginner tap dance classes are coming Sunday, January 29th. Join BDX Studio for an amazing season of tap dance geared specifically to newbies

Toronto, ON: January 24, 2012 – Byfield Dance Experience announces beginner tap dance classes throughout the winter and spring in downtown Toronto. Byfield Dance Experience, Canada’s leading dance studio for adults, announces its new tap dance session for 2012, catering to beginners, newbies and anyone with two left feet.

There’s never been a better time to learn how to dance, and take a tap dance class, especially right here in Toronto” says Shawn Byfield, director of Byfield Dance Experience. “There’s a huge interest in tap dance and such a vibrant, growing community here. Plus, there are so many clubs and lots of live music, it’s crazy to live here and not learn to dance, or at least try it out. Our classes are energetic, fun, and completely step-by-step.”

Byfield Dance Experience tap dance classes take place on multiple days, but the beginner tap dance session happens Sundays in Toronto. No experience is necessary. Classes are filled with regular people who want to build their passion for tap dance, have an outlet to release energy and get great exercise.

For people who have made resolutions to get healthier, lose weight or feel more energized but haven’t started on those goals, now is the time. Many will be surprised at how much of a workout tap dance is, and how dancing can enrich their lives. Dancers will learn a skill that they will enjoy for years to come.

Don’t delay, classes start soon. Registration and information is available at www.BDXstudio.com. Get started today, and jump-start your 2012 goals!

About Byfield Dance Experience

Located downtown Toronto, Byfield Dance Experience (BDX) is an inspiring Toronto dance studio space created by Dora Award winner and Gemini Award nominee Shawn Byfield. A National authority in dance choreography, expert instructor and veteran of the entertainment biz, Byfield created BDX to enhance culture in Toronto. BDX is Toronto’s exclusive recreational dance studio for lovers and supporters of dance who may or may not have any dance training whatsoever. Inspiring adult tap dance classes are offered from a professional, fun and energizing staff in a positive, social atmosphere.

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Adult tap dance classes in Toronto

Adult tap dance classes in Toronto

Adult Tap dance at BDX Toronto

Adult Tap dance at BDX Toronto

Experience Awesome Tap Dance Lessons in Toronto At BDX

20 May

Awesome Tap Dance Lessons in Toronto at BDX, Byfield Dance Experience. Always crazy awesome energy. Get yo’ tap dance shoes out of your closet Toronto!

See you in class.

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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

TORONTO DISCOVERED: Adult Tap Dance DOES Exist

18 Aug
Adult tap dance Toronto

Adult tap dance Toronto

TORONTO DISCOVERED: Adult Tap Dance DOES Exist – And It’s Closer Than You Think

Love tap dance, but haven’t had a tap class in what feels like forever? Don’t panic. You can get it all back. Despite what you may have heard, tap dance lessons for adults DO exist. And they’re closer than you think…

Yes, you can feel comfortable tap dancing again. And yes you CAN rekindle your passion and your technique, with adults your own age. If you used to tap back in the day and you’re looking for adult tap dance lessons in Toronto, check out BDX Studio’s inspiring tap dance classes every week.

The newest dance studio to hit Toronto’s downtown is created by local instructor and award-winning choreographer Shawn Byfield, a veteran of television, film and live theatre. His “no stress, no attitude” approach to teaching has inspired hundreds of Toronto residents to rekindle their love for dance.

“As long as you have a little patience, some focus and a heartbeat, I’ll whip  your feet and brain back into shape in no time,” states Byfield, a tap dancer since the age of six. “Refreshing your tap skills is like riding a bike. It all comes back to you once you get back on.”

Byfield and his team share their passion for dance daily in his adults only dance school. But the love doesn’t stop there. Byfield taps into technology and reaches out to a larger audience through his Twitter page.

“It doesn’t matter where I am or what time it is. With Twitter, you can get inspiration 24/7. I tweet my dance and life experiences for the world to embrace. As I grow and learn, I share.”

BDX Studio, which stands for Byfield Dance Experience, is located at 819 Yonge Street, Toronto. Students can get more info online at www.ShawnByfield.com

If planning on joining, your first tap dance class is free. That will help determine what level you’re really at and give you an idea of how much fun you can handle. But a warning for newbies:

“Students at BDX sweat buckets, and have a ton of fun while dancing. Bring your positive energy- and a towel!”

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!

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

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