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Toronto Tap Dance Class For Adults Who “Used To Tap”

14 Jan
Toronto tap dance class

Toronto tap dance class in action

These Toronto Tap Classes Are PERFECT For You- Even If You’re Rusty As Heck And Haven’t Tap Danced In Years

Now’s the time.

If it’s been ages since you put your tap shoes on and you haven’t had the chance to throw down with us before, DON’T WORRY! After a few tap dance classes you’ll feel back up to speed. You’ll start remembering all the tap steps you used to master back in the day.

Byfield Dance Experience is Toronto’s favourite dance studio where people just like you come to get back in to it.

Oh, and heads up: We have tons of fun. Period.  And there’s always a gem of wisdom to take away from each tap dance lesson in Toronto, and all of our dance classes.

By the way, if you’re looking for some exercise, Tap dancing is definitely the best damn “boot camp workout” for your brain and your body, just as much as your feet. It’s safe, fun, and the perfect workout for adults. So if you’re looking for exercise, it’s a hell of a lot more exciting than a run on the treadmill. =)

Get more adult Toronto tap dance class info and see for yourself.

Toronto tap dance class

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.

Connect with Toronto tap dance choreographer Shawn Byfield on Twitter

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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!

In Step Dance Festival – Behind The Scenes

30 May

Behind the scenes of In Step Dance Festival, Cape Breton Nova Scotia with tap dance choreographer,  dance competition adjudicator and Toronto dance studio owner Shawn Byfield. Great energy, great kids, a great experience!

Adult Beginner Tap Dance Lessons In Toronto

20 Jan
Adult tap dance classes in Toronto

Adult tap dance classes in Toronto

** NEWSFLASH: ** Beginner Tap Dance Lessons are here!

I know at some point you’ve thought about learning to tap dance. I would be doing you a dis-service if I didn’t tell you it’s actually easier than you think. For realsies.

How? Check this out:

—> http://bit.ly/wisi5F

Yeah, I just said “for realsies.” You know I’m random sometimes. Anyway, a few friends asked about starting a basic, absolute beginner-beginner tap dance class, here in Toronto.

So. I finally gave in. Yes! Democracy for the win. =) And as they say on the west coast, “I’m like, totally stoked dude.”

But, before I go on…

…not gonna lie, they start soon. Like, really soon.

So to speed things up for you, I posted the SUPER-IMPORTANT info you need to know now (things like when, who, where, plus how to get a discount on a sweet pair of new tap shoes, and stuff about babies. Well, ONE baby) at that link, so go there now.

Please understand, this isn’t for the fence-sitters. If you seriously want to learn to tap dance, NOW’S THE TIME. It’s a new year. And you did say you’d stop procrastinating this year… so…

Did you visit the link yet? Or are you “gonna do that later” too?

Look… If procrastination is something you want to improve, then you owe it to yourself to at least go to the page. Get the info, make a decision. I’ll help you with the rest. Fair enough?

Cool. Gotta get back to work. Check your email early next week for more great news!

– Shawn B

Cast of I Think I Can – Kyle Brown and Jennifer Stewart

17 May

Behind the scenes in Ottawa with I Think I Can cast members Jennifer Stewart and Kyle Brown.

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National Arts Centre for info:
http://www.nac-cna.ca

More Behind The Scenes Of I Think I Can

16 May

Behind the scenes of Dora award winning musical I Think I Can, co-created and choreographed by Shawn Byfield.

This clip is from Toronto rehearsals. The mostly tap dance show runs in Toronto at the prestigious Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People (new name: Young People’s Theatre) and in Ottawa at Canada’s National Arts Centre.

It’s Time For Inspiration! Dance eXperience Magazine Launches

5 Oct

Shawn Byfield's Dance eXperience MagazineIntroducing: The 1st edition of Dance eXperience Magazine! Get it here:

http://ShawnByfield.com/dxm.htm

You’ll see interesting and vibrant interviews and articles from my students and staff. Right now, John and I plan to make this a monthly publication that embraces the real-life stories of people who walk through the doors at BDX.

It’s just a start, but hey- you gotta start somewhere. So just start. Whatever you’re thinking of doing, just take one step toward it. Don’t ever be afraid to jump off the cliff…

…because you can always build your wings on the way down. =)

Happy Tuesday, and stay positive.

– Shawn B

PS: What’s your thoughts on John’s story? Do you relate to Jamie’s transformation? Let us know…

http://ShawnByfield.com/dxm.htm

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.

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