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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

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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

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.

http://www.Twitter.com/BDXstudio
http://www.ShawnByfield.com/tapdance.htm

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.

SNEAK PEEK PART 3: The Tap Shoes Of I Think I Can

15 May

SNEAK PEEK PART 3: The Tap Shoes Of I Think I Can.

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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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

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