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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

National Tap Dance Day in Toronto! 2013 Celebration

23 May
National tap dance day Toronto with choreographer Shawn Byfield

National tap dance day Toronto with choreographer Shawn Byfield

What’s the best way to celebrate Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s birthday?

Totally FREE tap dance classes in Toronto!

Saturday May 25th is National Tap Dance Day, which honours the birthday of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. The left-footed tap dancer paved the way and opened the doors for Black entertainers to perform in film and stage.

To celebrate, expert tap dance choreographer Shawn Byfield is hosting FREE tap dance classes for dancers aged 16 and up, at Byfield Dance Experience, 819 Yonge Street, Toronto.

— 4pm Dancers with lots of tap training
— 5pm Dancers with a bit of tap training
— 6pm Dancers with very little tap training

Limited Spots Available, CALL 416-917-1169 to Register

National tap dance day Toronto

National tap dance day Toronto

ALSO: big discounts on drop-in passes and merchandise will be available on National Tap Dance Day only, this Saturday.

Even if you’re broke, you CAN afford this day of awesomeness! Pick up the phone right now, RSVP your time and get involved. Come celebrate tap dance in Toronto and around the world!

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

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!

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

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

Tap Dance Video – The Four Step Brothers

11 Dec

I love vintage tap dance videos… check out this display of rhythm and tap dance love from 1933.

Four Outstanding Tap Dancers

Tap dance is truly such an amazing art form. You get to express through movement, be a percussive musician, and sweat your pants off when it’s all over! I’m loving this video.

If you’re in Toronto, come drop by my dance studio and let’s tap!

– SB

Future Tap Dogs in The House?

26 Nov

Tap dance at Byfield Dance Experience Toronto

I just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS to all the boys who came to the Tap Dogs Canadian audition at Byfield Dance Experience.

FYI Ladies: you missed a day of sweaty, passionate, strong men tap dancin’ all over the place! In the lounge, the reception, and the studio of course.

Sheldon Perri, Dein’s brother, put the boys through the mental wringer with his rhythmic tap dance routine. Suprisingly, a few actually had energy to pose after the workout. 😉 Merde to all, and good luck!

– Shawn B

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