Here’s How To CONNECT and EXPERIENCE Dance in Toronto- Starting Today

It’s true- there’s a LOT of dance stuff happening! You just need to know where to find it. So to help you out (as I always do), here’s my line-up of recommended and must-do activities:

mini-student-card11.jpg— 1) ADULT HIP HOP DANCE CLASSES: I taught some amazing hip hop classes at Laurier University for charity yesterday. A few of the conversations I had with students just reinforced the fact that we ALL need dance in our lives, no matter our age. To be inspired and motivated, to feel healthy, to reconnect with a past passion, or even if just to beat boredom.

** Congratulations to the 39 brave new students that signed up to dance last week! **

If you need to dance, for whatever reason that’s important to you, read the info on my site and DO SOMETHING. Here’s the link:


IMPACT— 2) IMPACT: Inspiration : Motivation : Passion : Attitude : Choice : Training

IMPACT was a concept created by the Inspirational Education Program Foundation. It was designed to address issues of drug abuse, violence, and obesity among youth, by making them aware that they have a ‘choice’. Instead of reinforcing the negative aspects of youth related problems, IMPACT focuses on motivating youths to choose healthier lifestyles.

I’ll be choreographing bits of this show, which involves hip hop, breakdance, martial arts, acrobatics and spoken word. I’m also doing a SICK performance in this show with a percussionist and beatboxer… Look for some of us on Breakfast Television NOVEMBER 5th.


SWEAT!— 3) SWEAT! The Ultimate Dance Convention schedule has been finalized and is now available for download online at

We look forward to seeing you all as we welcome EDDIE GARCIA, RICHARD O’SULLIVAN, GINGER COX, BRIL BARRETT & our latest addition to the SWEAT faculty ALINA ADJEMIAN, to the PARADISE BANQUET HALL (Toronto) Sunday November 4th.


All the links are there for you to visit and GET INVOLVED. Let me rephrase that… Get Involved TODAY. Life is passing you by. Amazing things are happening all around you- while you make up excuses for why you “can’t” do something. Stop making excuses and live your life to the fullest.

I’ll be your cheerleader, shouting “YES YOU CAN!” every step of the way.

Lastly, I’ll be in Regina this weekend for the GEMINI AWARDS. In case you didn’t know, I’ve been nominated for an award this year! So check your tv listings to find out what channel it’s on this Sunday night. I’m not really expecting to leave with a statue, just being recognized is amazing.

But there’s nothing wrong with having your cake and eating it too! 😉 Cross your fingers,

– SB

Published by ShawnByfield

Shawn Byfield is a certified public speaker, expert dance coach and entrepreneur. A National authority in dance and veteran in entertainment, film and fashion. Byfield is a DORA AWARD winning choreographer, GEMINI AWARD nominee, and 2x BLACK CANADIANS AWARD nominee. Shawn Byfield loves to travel nationally as an inspiring mentor, adjudicator, public speaker and choreographer.

7 thoughts on “Here’s How To CONNECT and EXPERIENCE Dance in Toronto- Starting Today

  1. Nothing but POSITIVE VIBES being sent your way, Shawn! I have the utmost respect for the Gemini Awards, but this well be the FIRST TIME I will have EVER planned to sit and watch the entire show! lol! (Unless of course, they broadcast your category in the first 10 minutes of the show…after that, I can’t make any promises.)

    Anyway, as cheesy as it sounds, you’re already a WINNER in MY books! 😀 Go show ’em how it’s done!



    -uh…I’d better go program BT as well….I’d hate to wake up late and catch the part where they try to interview you right AFTER your performance!

  2. Konniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiichiwa all the way from Japan!

    OH MY GOD!!!!! Shawn you are IT!!!!
    I am sooooo proud of you and of course happy for all your success. You really work hard and everyone who knows you will say the same thing.
    Because I am away I wont be able to watch the show but trust me that all my prayers are directed towards you this weekend.
    Last even if you dont get the price….you ARE STILL THE S***!!!


  3. Hey Shawn,

    Just wanted to send out a big kiss to you…….I know your gonna win! So when you get back we’ll have to celebrate!


  4. Good luck, Shawn!! We’ll definitely watch and cheer for you. Michael Buble et. al have some serious competition!

  5. Congrats on the nomination Shawn!!! I’ll be watching. . . The best to you!!!
    Remember when your “eating your cake” it goes good with a little bubbly.


  6. Shawn B!! All the luck in the world on Sunday – we’ll be thinking of you 🙂 I’ll PVR the show. Then I can shout out “that’s Shawn B! I KNOW that guy!!” lol

    much love

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