The #1 Way Dance Teachers Save BIG On Travel

Attention Dance Teachers: Hotels and vacations costing too much? Here’s the reality… It’s common knowledge people who work in the travel industry don’t pay what we pay. Dancers spend a fortune on hotels for conventions, competitions and vacations, yet unfortunately we don’t get any savings from the hospitality industry. But finally! Now there’s GREAT NEWS…Continue reading “The #1 Way Dance Teachers Save BIG On Travel”

TEACHERS: Why A Little Encouragement Can Do Wonders

Hey teachers, a little encouragement can go a long way! Never underestimate the power of your words with your students. The words that come out of your mouth matter. I know sometimes it doesn’t feel like it… But some of it will *actually* stick! Encouragement is always memorable. So try your best to make sure whateverContinue reading “TEACHERS: Why A Little Encouragement Can Do Wonders”

Canadian Tap Dancer Wins GOLD MEDAL At Dance World Cup

15 Year Old Tap Dances Circles Around World’s Best, Wins Top Prize At “Olympics Of Dance” TORONTO, ON – When it comes to dancing, Canadians have the tap bug. Dance student  Lara Renaud wins the top medal for her tap dance solo at this year’s Dance World Cup, held this July in Whistler, BC. “It’sContinue reading “Canadian Tap Dancer Wins GOLD MEDAL At Dance World Cup”

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”

Tap Dance With Flute And Beatbox

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 TwitterContinue reading “Tap Dance With Flute And Beatbox”

Who Could Say No To The Nicholas Brothers? (And Why You Should NEVER Put This Kind Of Fire Out)

Who could say no to The Nicholas Brothers? Fayard and Harold are firecrackers. I mean, they LITERALLY explode off the screen, inextinguishable in every performance. I was just thinking of how as Black performers, because of racial inequality, our ancestors didn’t have many opportunities to perform on stage or film 60, 70, 80 years ago…Continue reading “Who Could Say No To The Nicholas Brothers? (And Why You Should NEVER Put This Kind Of Fire Out)”

ANNOUNCEMENT: Adult Beginner Tap Dance Class For Toronto Area Residents

Learn How To Tap Dance – It’s Easier Than You Think

Always wanted to learn how to tap dance? It’s easier than you think! Check this out: Heads up: We’ll finally have BEGINNER tap dance sessions at BDX! It’s taken a bit of time, but I’m pretty stoked about it. And they start SOON. If you’re interested, here’s the details: Absolute Beginner Tap Dance 8 WeekContinue reading “Learn How To Tap Dance – It’s Easier Than You Think”

Experience Jazz. Thelonious Monk at BDX

Love jazz music? Thelonious Monk was a highly influential post-bebop jazz pianist. He played with more space, and used dissonance in his chords (notes that normally wouldn’t sound good together, or clash). He was cool. His quartet joined us for a recent tap dance class at Byfield Dance Experience in Toronto. Well… maybe not inContinue reading “Experience Jazz. Thelonious Monk at BDX”

Toronto Star Tap Dance Article

Here’s an article from the Toronto Star I was featured in 2007.  Click the image to see a bigger version. I just read it again, great write up of what I was doing at the time. 🙂 Not too fond of the thumbnail photo they used, but oh well! A thank you to Susan WalkerContinue reading “Toronto Star Tap Dance Article”