Hip Hop Class Toronto: This Video Shows Best Example of Where Passion And Displine Will Take You

Adult hip hop dance class in Toronto

Adult hip hop dance class in Toronto

Behind the scenes of an adult hip hop dance class in Toronto, every Monday and Tuesday night at my totally fantastic dance school Byfield Dance Experience.

I like showing “fly on the wall” footage, where you get to see unrefined choreography, lots of love and tons of sweat. Just check out my shirt. =) I share inspiration, and challenge dancers to perform with emotion, musicality and intensity in every class.

BY THE WAY…

It’s important for you to know this:

Most of the adult dancers in the video below are NOT trained dance studio people. Most of them started with me at zero. Total Newbies. Only a handful have previous training, but many years ago. This is an example of where passion and discipline will take you over time.

So when’s the best night for you to visit? Every night is the best night for class! Check out the video below to see one of my hip hop dance classes…

@ShawnByfield

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How YOU See Yourself: Is Your Self-Image Holding You Back?

Tonight’s wisdom:

“Science and psychology have isolated the one prime cause for success or failure in life. It is the hidden self-image you have of yourself.” – Bob Proctor

In tonight’s hip hop dance class, I touched on how we oooh and ahhh over dancers killing it in videos, working their confidence on TV shows, being fierce on YouTube. But then when it comes time for US to perform in class…

…we shy away from our sex appeal, become timid, self-doubt, and for whatever reasons we put in our head… we don’t share our confident self.

What’s the ONLY difference between you and those dancers on YouTube?

They made a DECISION to BE confident. To BE sexy. To BE somebody that lets their passion shine through. They all had to learn “steps” just like you and I. From count one to count 8. Anyone can learn dance steps.

But what sets those who inspire you apart from the rest is the fact that they lead with passion and self-confidence, among other things that have NOTHING to do with steps. I believe in every single person that comes my way. You’ll learn the steps. That’s secondary.

I encourage you all to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF first. Believe you’re just as capable. And believe you’re worthy of praise not just from your teacher or coach, but from YOURSELF.

Give yourself the benefit of the doubt- you CAN be just like them. JUST BELIEVE, make a DECISION, and stop getting in your own way.

@ShawnByfield

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SquareShawnAbout The Author: Shawn Byfield (www.ShawnByfield.com) is an award winning choreographer, show director and a leading expert in dance lessons and industry advice. His extremely fun approach to learning is a must for anyone looking to achieve their highest potential through dance. Visit www.BDXstudio.com for Canada’s #1 dance classes for adults.

UPDATE: How To TURBOCHARGE Your Spring

Toronto dance classes at Byfield Dance Experience

[Shawn Byfield’s Toronto dance email update April 3rd, 2012]

Happy April!

Spring has officially arrived. Did it hit you like it hit me? Because just the other day I had a “holy eff” moment- “It’s already April? I swear it was just New Years…”

Yup, we’ve all been busy, I haven’t even written to you in a while. And look- that sneaky Spring showed up right under our nose. In a few days, charming tulips & roses will wink at us to stop by for a whiff. Which leads me into this thought:

Success starts with showing up.

If you haven’t been “showing up” because of [insert excuse here] then take a minute to yourself right now. Inhale, and smell the roses. Got some food for your thoughts below, and it starts with:

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“Why Do So Many Say YES To Drugs? So They Can Get Uncontrollably Hooked On DANCE- WITHOUT Fear Of Intervention”

Rick James once said: “Cocaine is a hell of a drug.”

Call me your pusher, man, ’cause DANCE is a hell of a drug. Once it grips you, that’s it. You’re IN. Flying high… And when that dance hit starts to disappear from your life, you pretty much get the same withdrawal symptoms as those crackheads on Intervention.

Shhhh. Come closer…

How does a year supply of dance sound? Get yourself a quick, three-pay plan for an annual membership that costs less than the “insurance” you pay your neighbourhood thug.

Go on, take it. This link gives you 365 day access to some good stuff:

–> http://www.BDXstudio.com/get-your-pass

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“All Dance Monsters Should Pay Attention: Here’s GOOD NEWS That Can Cure Any Bad Romance”

Did you tune in? LADY GAGA’s choreographer and artistic director Laurieann Gibson was teaching at BDX recently? Sweet Judas! Did you know Gibson was born this way? As in Toronto?

BDX & Gaga are definitely a GOOD romance. Here’s the news segment:

–> http://bit.ly/HQj0X6

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“How To Turn Your Flabby Arms Into Sculpted Works Of Art That Make Michelangelo Weep With Jealousy”

Yeah, I said it. If you’re sitting at home wondering how to fix that damn flab where your tricep should be, then I suggest- no, I URGE you to get into our Dance Workout classes. Here’s why…

In the Dance Workout classes I personally taught last week, we focused on some serious arm toning exercises. Sure, lot’s of bitchin’ and whining from my students ’cause it felt like burning. But guess what I tell ’em?

I tell ’em: “You’re not gonna die from carving out a sexier body.” You’re a beautiful piece of art under that excess marble. Train for your summer! Train for your future. Come sculpt those arms. 5 Dance Workout classes weekly! Schedule:

–> http://www.BDXstudio.com/schedule

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PSA’s (Public Service Announcements)

** BYFIELD DANCE EXPERIENCE is CLOSED Easter Monday April 9th

** Our FACEBOOK PAGE is on the new Timeline, check the new stuff

** Delicious & healthy GRANOLA BARS are back, on sale very soon made exclusively by Jenna Sweetcakes for BDX

** NEW TEACHERS will be added regularly, stay tuned

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“Who Could Say No To The Nicholas Brothers? — And Why You Should NEVER Put This Kind Of Fire Out”

Now THIS is a good post. Check out the videos too, that’s all I’m gonna say. Want to learn how to TAP DANCE starting from scratch? Let me know TODAY, because I can make it happen for you in a few weeks:

 –> http://wp.me/p4VXs-sD

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So there you have it. This should be more than enough here to turbocharge your season and get you fired up! I’ll send you more news as it comes.

Comment? Tweet me at http://www.Twitter.com/ShawnByfield. It’s really ME replying, no trained monkeys here.

Spring into action!

– Shawn B

Hip Hop Class At BDX Toronto

BDX Hip Hop Class Beginner & Intermediate Classes

Think you “can’t” dance? With the famous words of our favourite Gary Coleman (RIP) I say to you: “What chu talkin’ bout Willis?”

Here’s proof that REGULAR PEOPLE can (and DO) learn to dance- very well I might add. I’m not talking years here; I’m talking months. Watch this footage from a hip hop class at BDX in Toronto.

Almost everyone you see in this video started from zero when they first came to my Toronto hip hop dance classes. And they’re regular people just like you.

So remove the sentence “I can’t dance” from your vocabulary permanently. Because if they can learn to dance… so can you, Willis!

– Shawn Byfield

Hip Hop Class For Adults

Hey dancers,

Just a video of a recent hip hop class for adults in Toronto. Most of the students in this video never took a hip hop class before they got to my Toronto dance lessons. I think they look pretty sweet, and I’m totally proud of them! 

Know anyone in the video? What you think? Leave your comment below,

– Shawn B

Hip Hop Class For Adults Video

PS: Visit my website here to learn more about the hip hop classes I offer. 🙂