I really don’t know what it is. Start of the new year? The cold weather? Too much holiday stuffing? Lately, a few friends have asked me if I teach beginner dance classes. I almost (note: ALMOST) want to say
“What the funk, have you been living under a rock?”
Because I’ve only been offering tap dance and hip hop classes for beginners here in Toronto since, hmmm… 2004. I had to look that up. That’s almost 10 YEARS. I’ve been teaching much longer than that, but I guess some haven’t been paying attention.
Which means I haven’t been doing my best letting everyone know. So.
Let me officially mention here and clear up any doubt:
YES, I offer beginner dance classes. Right in downtown Toronto. I have classes for the total newbie. Dance lessons for the awkward and clumsy. Classes for people that know they have two left feet and didn’t know there’s a right. Classes for black people. And… classes for white people.
Praise Sweet Baby Jesus
Yeah, I said it. If you’re here reading this, you know what I’m talking about. There’s no shame. Because dance doesn’t discriminate. And neither do I.
ALL PEOPLE deserve to dance! Especially YOU. Can I get an Amen?
If you’re thinking of dancing but have been nervous or self conscious, don’t be. Just bring your awkward Liz Lemon dance moves to my studio Byfield Dance Experience. I won’t make any promises…
…but we’ll see what we can do. Deal?
– Shawn B