Byfield Dance Experience Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

Byfield Dance Experience Toronto Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Of Dance Studio

BDX Studio Toronto 1 Year Anniversary

Yes friends… it’s BDX Studio’s first BIRTHDAY!

Can you believe it? It feels like just a short while ago I was spending numerous hours looking for the right space, and going through the frustrating roller-coaster of negotiating for ownership.

Then the time-consuming task of transforming the space into our new home for dance. Renovation delays, cleaning parties, a city workers strike (remember that? Remember the gutter installation Dallas company workers being shouted at by those city workers?), painting, delayed mirrors. And, and…

Holy cow. It’s fascinating how one year has zoomed by.

And here we are! Toronto’s newest dance studio exists. It’s my baby. And I’m a proud papa.

Which means… a party is in order! On Saturday October 23rd, we’ll have our birthday celebration. Snacks, performances and a frickin’ good time are to be expected- just like any other day!

RSVP today at or click here so we know you’re coming.

BDX is not some self-indulgent venture. It’s a stress-busting escape for YOU. If you’ve been before, you’ll know that it’s a place do develop friendships, stay fit and confirm that a positive, uplifting experience truly does exist. And you deserve it.

You deserve it.

So get ready for a night of FUN. In the words of Rick James… “It’s a celebration b#tches! Enjoy Yo’selves.”

– Shawn B

Awesome! Toronto Dance Audition Photos

BDX Toronto hip hop dance audition photos

BDX Toronto hip hop dance audition pics

Dance audition Shawn Byfield and Hollywood

Dance audition Shawn Byfield and Hollywood

Love dance in Toronto? Check out these hi-res photos from our recent BDX Street Team dance audition. Huge thank you to Wes Wilson for capturing the event!

Click an image or click here to see more dance photos on flickr from the audition.

– Shawn Byfield

Toronto top dance studio for adults BDX

Toronto top dance studio for adults BDX

Anybody Can Dance 2 – Toronto Dance Classes at BDX

Anybody Can Dance 2 – Toronto Dance Classes at BDX

If you haven’t seen the dance magic, here’s the sequel to the original “Anyone Can Dance” video, directed and edited by Chris James of Grey Area Productions (I’m sure you remember the massive response from the  Toronto Juno Awards Flash Mob? Same team).

The best part? They shot and created this new video without me even knowing!

The videos show that ordinary, regular adults can get involved in dance. This one shows instead of a smoke break, why not a dance break? I sense a trilogy…

Get in to a BDX Toronto dance class and find out for yourself how true the statement is!

– Shawn B

Toronto Dance Audition Behind The Scenes

Toronto Dance Audition Behind The Scenes

Toronto Dance Audition Behind The Scenes

Toronto Dance Audition

On Friday, we held a dance audition in Toronto for my new BDX Street Team. Great turnout of hot, sexy dancers! Everyone was ready to learn, support every dancer in the room and finally show their stuff.

I started with an introduction and shared the purpose of the dance audition. Looking for dancers who fit the inviting energy and positive dynamic of Byfield Dance Experience.

We discussed how we only need so many dancers who are at a strong level in terms of dance technique and performance. As much as I’d love to accept everyone on the team, not all will make the cut. And that’s ok, that’s just the reality of how a dance audition works.

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I introduced many of my BDX team behind the table who came to support, film, take photos and notes. The pressure was on- with 2 video cameras and 3 still cameras rolling!

Hip hop dance teachers Cartoon and Hollywood encouraged the group to dance with passion, pay attention to details and use opportunities to bring out their personality. These are important notes that not only apply to a dance audition, but to anytime you set foot in a dance class

…because not only does it improve your game, but you also raise the bar and energy of everyone around you. Many dance auditions in Toronto can be stressful, but we proved that at BDX that pressure only makes you a better artist and performer.

It’s important to remember that when you’re at an audition, it’s not always about YOU. Don’t be selfish. Yes, dance your fullest and show what you have to offer. But by continuously encouraging your peers to achieve their fullest potential is a greater reward in itself.

Toronto Dance Audition at BDX

Toronto Dance Audition at BDX

Congratulations to everyone who came to audition, you should be tremendously proud of yourselves!

– Shawn B