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”

TAKIN’ACTION Podcast: Robert Debartolo and Shawn Byfield

Here’s the story:   Robert and I have candid conversations almost weekly about growth, life, obstacles, and motivation to keep moving forward. So we said “why don’t we just record our conversations and make a podcast?”   So… we did.   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/takinaction/id1462285548   Enjoy our unscripted, bite sized chats from two biz brothers, live fromContinue reading “TAKIN’ACTION Podcast: Robert Debartolo and Shawn Byfield”

Here’s What To Do When A Setback Smacks You

DEALING WITH A SETBACK? It’s true: They suck. The crappy part of life WILL happen, to everyone. Stop, and take whatever time you need to recognize and embrace all the crappy feels that go with it. But there’s Hope! Because when you’re ready, a time WILL come when you wake up, and decide you wantContinue reading “Here’s What To Do When A Setback Smacks You”

All Smiles At Toronto Dora Mavor Moore Awards

All smiles at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards! What’s the Doras you ask? Just like the Tony Awards, or the Academy Awards, Toronto has an awards event run by TAPA. The Doras recognize theatre, opera, and dance professionals on and off the stage.If you didn’t know, the secret is out… I’m a Juror for thisContinue reading “All Smiles At Toronto Dora Mavor Moore Awards”

DEADLINE JUNE 30th! Toronto International Youth Dance Festival 2019

CALL FOR DANCE STUDIOS: Get ready for the 2019 Toronto International Youth Dance Festival! The annual TIYDF is created to bring youth dancers from all over the world together while celebrating diverse dance and culture through friendly competition and showcase. Toronto International Youth Dance Festival aims to instil the importance of Art, Education, and CommunityContinue reading “DEADLINE JUNE 30th! Toronto International Youth Dance Festival 2019”

Werrk It Wednesday! Mississauga Hip Hop Dance Class For Adults

Hey Mississauga! Enjoy a fun filled and inspiring Wednesday hip hop dance class with award-winning choreographer and national dance coach, Shawn Byfield! WEDNESDAY JUNE 26TH 7:00PM – 8:30PM Watts School Of Dance 370 Britannia Rd E #6, Mississauga Ages 19+ Minimum 2 years dance training required YES! PLEASE SAVE MY SPOT. ONLY $25 OR CLICK HERE IFContinue reading “Werrk It Wednesday! Mississauga Hip Hop Dance Class For Adults”