National Tap Dance Day 2020 With Shawn Byfield

May 25th is National Tap Dance Day National Tap Dance Day is here! This tradition honours the birthday of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. Born in Richmond, Virginia, you’ve seen the left-footed tap dancer shuffling up stairs, sharing his giant smile (often with Shirley Temple) and paved the way for Black entertainers to perform in film, onContinue reading “National Tap Dance Day 2020 With Shawn Byfield”

National Tap Dance Day in Toronto!

National Tap Dance Day 2016 is here! Worldwide, tap dance lovers are celebrating the birth of Bill Bojangles Robinson. Come celebrate National tap dance day with me at Byfield Dance Experience, where I’m holding an open tap class for experienced dancers for only $19! Bring your lunch, tap shoes and a smile, let’s get ourContinue reading “National Tap Dance Day in Toronto!”

HAPPENING TODAY! National Tap Dance Day Workshop

Today’s the day Toronto! For the official National Tap Dance Day workshop at Byfield Dance Experience. Get all the amazing info right now and register your spot. We have a great time every year, and 2014 will be no different. Go to the page at the link for all you need to know… Toronto’s NationalContinue reading “HAPPENING TODAY! National Tap Dance Day Workshop”

Today’s Awesome DANCE News Brought To You By…

Today’s dance news is brought to you by two events that make you happier than Pharrell’s song… FIRST: Remember that Black Canadian Award I was nominated for, and the event got postponed? Well it’s happening in two weeks! Gahhhh I’m so excited! I’m one of only six dancers across Canada nominated for Best Contemporary Dance Act in the 2014Continue reading “Today’s Awesome DANCE News Brought To You By…”

It’s Official! Toronto’s National Tap Dance Day 2014 Workshop

National Tap Dance Day Toronto Workshop 2014 QUICK… Grab your tap shoes and don’t miss out on this fun tap dance workshop celebrating National Tap Dance Day! But you have to RSVP in advance… I look forward to shufflin’ with you! Click here to RSVP and get info…

Tapdancing Television: Shawn Byfield On CP24 Toronto

In case you missed it… your favourite, most awesomely fun dance expert 😉 was interviewed and taught the hosts Jee and Gurdeep tap dance moves for National Tap Dance Day 2013. An entertaining few segments, we woke up Toronto with some fun! | Watch on CP24 Here’s a few photos from National Tap Dance DayContinue reading “Tapdancing Television: Shawn Byfield On CP24 Toronto”

Celebrate National Tap Dance Day With FREE Tap Dance Classes in Toronto

What’s the best way to celebrate Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s birthday? Totally FREE tap dance classes! Saturday May 25th is National Tap Dance Day. I’m 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 bitContinue reading “Celebrate National Tap Dance Day With FREE Tap Dance Classes in Toronto”

National Tap Dance Day: A Message From Bojangles

GUESS WHAT!? Today is National Tap Dance Day! If you didn’t know, every May 25th tap dancers around the world celebrate the art form of tap dance. This day marks the birthday of famous black tap dance legend Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. Another name for tap dancers is “hoofers.” We have metal under our feet, andContinue reading “National Tap Dance Day: A Message From Bojangles”

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

SNEAK PEEK PART 3: The Shoes Of I Think I Can Shoes. OMG, SHOES. So as you’ve learned, it’s a tap dance show. And we have a LOT of shoes! Each character has a signature step when entering to the stage, and their shoes are no different. Here’s what the cast of I Think IContinue reading “SNEAK PEEK PART 3: The Shoes Of I Think I Can”

Toronto National Tap Dance Day Footage

National Tap Dance Day, Toronto 2008 Yo! What a fun day! This is my solo performance from National Tap Dance Day show here in Toronto, May 30th. Even though it was rainy, that wasn’t gonna drown out our show. And guess what? The crowd loved my improvography (improv plus choreography) that they wanted me toContinue reading “Toronto National Tap Dance Day Footage”