BRAND NEW Toronto Tap Dance Classes This March

Good news: I’m personally teaching a brand new, super short, three-week tap dance session in MARCH. WHEN IS IT: March 15th, 22nd and 29th (SUNDAYS) Since closing the doors to my BDX studio last year, I currently rent a cozy flamenco dance school (Carmen Romero’s studio, she’s actually quite famous) for all classes, rehearsals, etc. TheyContinue reading “BRAND NEW Toronto Tap Dance Classes This March”

This Is Important Advice – Not Just For Anyone In Entertainment

SOME ADVICE I SHARED at Groove Street Dance Convention: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀➡️ It’s okay to say NO. It’s okay to say NO 🙅🏾‍♂️ to the things, people, experiences etc that don’t serve you, or help you stay true to yourself. ALSO:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀➡️ Entertainment is a tough industry. With that being said, take care of your mental 🧠 health,Continue reading “This Is Important Advice – Not Just For Anyone In Entertainment”

What Happens When You Don’t Have All The Answers?

I DON’T HAVE all the answers. 🤷🏾‍♂️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Nobody does! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Not you. Not me. Nobody. And that’s ok. You’re NOT meant to have all the answers.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀It’s the QUESTIONS ⁉️ we ask that make life interesting.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀And… not having answers is the cure for boredom, because you’ll always have something to do!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#KeepSearching 👊🏾 – Shawn Byfield

These Quick Tips Will Make You A Better Listener

Quick Tips To Become A Better Listener 1️⃣ Stop talking(Wow! What a concept! Literally, STOP talking. Just pay attention)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀2️⃣ Let other people talk(Listen *without interrupting* the person talking)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀3️⃣ Listen respectfully⠀⠀⠀(Be present. Pay attention. Acknowledge what the person said)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀4️⃣ Respond respectfully(Smile. Say thank you for sharing. Be enthusiastic and open, so the speaker wants to shareContinue reading “These Quick Tips Will Make You A Better Listener”

“This Is Impossible?” Here’s The Single Question To Ask To Get Started

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. It all comes down to one word: DESIRE. ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The question “Is it even possible?” then becomes: “How bad do you want it?”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Because if you have an unruly fire burning 🔥🔥 within you, and your desire is big enough, you’ll figure out how to make it happen.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Turn impossible into ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀* I’M POSSIBLE! *Continue reading ““This Is Impossible?” Here’s The Single Question To Ask To Get Started”

Toronto Kids Fashion Week – This Is A Thank You!

ATTENTION TO ALL TKFW models, designers, cast and crew:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Give yourself a round of applause! 👏🏾👏🏾 Congratulations on this third season of @lovetkfw Toronto Kids Fashion Week. And, I’d like to say a heartfelt  THANK YOU for having me as your emcee for TKFW. I had a blast, and hope you did too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀BTW: that “walk”Continue reading “Toronto Kids Fashion Week – This Is A Thank You!”

Canada’s Favourite Dance Competition Adjudicator

I was called “Favourite dance competition adjudicator” recently, and I think I like it! UPDATE I’M ALREADY running out of weekends. See below:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⛔ April is completely booked ⚠️ Limited availability March⠀⠀⚠️ Limited availability May⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Let your favourite Dance Competition know your favourite dance adjudicator and emcee is running out of slots! Available to judge dance competitionsContinue reading “Canada’s Favourite Dance Competition Adjudicator”

Don’t Be Afraid To Stretch Regularly – Here’s Why

STRETCH! Yes it’s important to stretch physically, and regularly. But it’s even more important to stretch your capabilities. The sad but true reality is, the majority of people around you stopped stretching once they graduated from school. And when we stop stretching… we stop growing. Don’t be like the majority.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you want toContinue reading “Don’t Be Afraid To Stretch Regularly – Here’s Why”

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”

ATTENTION LEARNERS: Five Lessons From My Intense Week

The past few days have been insanity. From emceeing Toronto International Youth Dance Festival, creating a new business, leading dance workouts, teaching tap dance and hip hop classes, plus choreographing six pieces for dance competition… my plate (and brain) are extremely busy. For you learners out there, 🎓 here’s five lessons from my intense week:Continue reading “ATTENTION LEARNERS: Five Lessons From My Intense Week”