Trophies Are Nice, But This Is Better

DANCE COMPETITION SEASON is around the corner! Here’s a rehearsal snippet from a flamenco inspired #tapdance from last year’s season.

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Sure winning trophies are nice, but creating a memorable, challenging piece is always much more rewarding. This solo was best of all worlds, winning numerous categories and big scholarships, while providing a fulfilling challenge to my wonderfully smart student Lara.

I choreographed to a beautiful arrangement of a Gypsy song, “Seresta**” The entire piece was extremely musical, and filled with passion using complex, flamenco syncopation, a range of dynamics, and lots of space in the intro. Plus, listen to the time signature, one of my faves to work in! 🎶🎶

– Shawn B

**SERESTA performed by Dizzy Gillespie United & Nations Orchestra

Even Though Styles Change… THIS is Always In Fashion

Styles change. Trends disappear. But know what’s always in fashion?


Because saying THANK YOU never goes out of style. 📸 shot by #wweiimage @wweiimage Website

Had an incredible time emceeing Toronto Kids Fashion Week, both shows were SOLD OUT. I brought positive energy, showed some of my dance moves, and kept the event FUN and entertaining.

Congratulations to the models, all designers and the entire team behind the scenes!

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Toronto Adults: Here’s Tap Dance And Hip Hop Dance Classes You ACTUALLY Want To Take


Shawn Byfield and Byfield Dance Experience team in the community, warming up participants for Toronto Pearson Runway Run. Photo: Alejandro Quintero

Who’s in your circle? Life is too short to only be around grumpy people. In 2019, surround yourself with people who ACTUALLY want to see you happy, healthy, and positive!


Looking for somewhere with a non-competitive atmosphere? Want to just let loose and vibe, without feeling like you need to impress anyone? You’re in luck.

You can finally learn to tap dance in this beginner tap dance class at Byfield Dance Experience.  Or if you have years of experience, check out our the other Toronto tap dance classes. “Regular awesome people” attend after a long day of work or university. Students come to unwind, while fuelling their passion for tapdance.

Need to get a grip on your health? You can also ramp up your fitness level in a fun and funky hip hop dance class called Hip Hop Dance Workout. WARNING: If you don’t like sweating, this is not for you!


Check out the classes before spots fill up, you’ll be glad you did! Amazing dance coaches, lots of teeth smiles, and bottomless high-fives. Start your new year putting your BEST foot forward, with the right people.

Shawn Byfield 

ONE HOUR SALE! Save Bucks On 2019 Hip Hop And Tap Dance Classes



Registration for 2019 hip hop dance classes and tap dance classes at Byfield Dance Experience starts Friday December 7th, at noon. While you’re at lunch, why not grab your spot in on of Toronto’s favourite dance classes for adults?

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BONUS: For ONE HOUR ONLY, from 12 noon to 1pm, all students registering will receive a sweet discount, just for signing up. Perfect way to save some bucks before the holidays.

But hurry… once the clock strikes ONE, the deal is over!

  Shawn Byfield

Friday December 7th | 12pm – 1pm