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”

DANCERS: What Will You Do With Your TIME?

WHAT A TIME we’re living in huh? It’s truly a challenging time for EVERYONE, not just for you or I.  People wonder how I’m still positive and I know many of you think I’m crazy. Trust me- I have my down moments. I struggle with my mistakes, my challenges, and our new global reality just likeContinue reading “DANCERS: What Will You Do With Your TIME?”

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”