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Toronto Tap Dance With FluteBox

14 Jun

Tap Dance FluteBox – Shawn Byfield & Rahul Bader share an elemental combination of wind, wood and metals to create a spark… tap dance, flute and beatbox. Check out the video to see their unique collaboration.

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Connect with Toronto flute musician Rahul Bader on Twitter

Toronto tap dance teacher & choreographer Shawn Byfield with Rahul Bader

Toronto tap dance teacher & choreographer Shawn Byfield with Rahul Bader

Shawn Byfield teaches tap dance classes for adults at BDX Studio and offers tap dance workshops nationally. Get your tap on!

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Tap Dance Choreographer Shawn Byfield with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

28 May

Tap Dancing Shawn Byfield with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Behind The Scenes: Canadian dance authority Shawn Byfield ( http://www.twitter.com/ShawnByfield ) recently energized the crowd with a spectacular tap dance. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s swinging performance received a standing ovation in Canada’s Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

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 1

1 Sep

Behind The Scenes: Toronto Tap Dance Intensive PART 1

Toronto tap dance

Toronto tap dance

Tap dancers unite! 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.

Run by some Shawn Byfield guy, the 5 day Tap Dance Intensive briefly covered many topics:

  • Basic tap dance history, notable tap dancers from the past and their contributions
  • Lesson in music history, specifically focusing on Europe’s influence on North American music eras
  • Daily exercises to refine and improve our tap dance technique, musicality and listening skills
  • Improvisation techniques, and how to improve our confidence when creating on the spot
  • Crash-course in reading music, notation, traditional musical forms and how they apply to us as dancers

And of course, a TON of daily tap dance choreography that would make your head spin!

And if that wasn’t enough, not one but TWO popular, exciting and very special guests came in to teach their tap choreography, share stories of their experiences and INSPIRE. Here’s some shots from behind the scenes.

SHARE your thoughts! Comment at end of this post. Stay tuned for Part 2…

– Shawn Byfield

Click Here To Learn About More Toronto Tap Dance Classes

Tap dance Toronto

Tap dance Toronto

Click Here To Learn About More Toronto Tap Dance Classes

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

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

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

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