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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

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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

Finding A Toronto Tap Class

6 Jul

Where is a tap class in Toronto, you ask?

If you need to dance but you couldn’t find a tap dance class near downtown Toronto, you might be interested in tappin’ with us! Sorry, no tap classes for kids, as these classes are for adults 19+.

Unfortunately, there’s not many facilities to run a tap class in Toronto. =(

You will however, find teachers offer tap classes at a community centre, a church, a fitness centre, or even in their own homes. I actually rent space, and teach tap class out of Goodlife Fitness in the Eaton Centre, downtown Toronto.

But it’s not always the space that matters- it’s what you get out of the tap class!

The teacher, the music, the teacher’s experience and training, convenience of the location, and the energy the class provides all make a difference. You feelin’ me?

I’m curious- is it hard to find a class in your neighbourhood?

– Shawn B

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