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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.

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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 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.

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

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 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

Two New Classes To Improve Your Tap Dance Skills

5 Nov

Two New Classes To Improve Your Tap Dance Skills

Nov-2009

Toronto tap dance classes, November

Attention Hoofers!

Good news: I’ve been working hard to let people know we got some kick @ss tap classes running in our new home.

Since we have the space now, starting Tuesday November 17th I’ll be adding new Toronto tap dance classes to the schedule at BDX. YESSS! I want to help everyone successfully improve their footwork and ears.

Say Amen! Because Here’s The Good News:

Starting Tuesday November 17th, we’ll have an ELEMENTARY tap dance lesson at 5:45 pm.

This class is for those of you who used to tap and haven’t in a while. If you’re rusty, this is where you go. This is NOT a beginner class, you must have previous training.

Right after that, I’ll have an INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED tap dance class at 7 pm.

If you’re at a stronger dance level, know your technique and been working at a competitive tap dance level, this tap lesson that will challenge, inspire, and push you to new limits.

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If you’re nervous, don’t be! Sure it might have been a while. But there’s no egos or attitudes here to hold you back from doing what you love: tap dancing. And if you’re wondering where exactly you might fit in…

…then get your butt down to a class and find out. I’ll even let you take class for FREE to you know how your feet (and brain) will respond.

Click Here For Directions To Byfield Dance Experience

So stop making excuses, stop wondering, and get those tap shoes out your closet!

– Shawn Byfield

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