MINDSET TIPS: What’s A Team Quest, Anyway?

What the heck is a “Team Quest” anyway? This video below explains what that means, and how it can help your dance team- using characters and plot from my favourite movie! (And if you haven’t seen it, watch it on your TV tonight because it’s the best, and you’ll love the romance) Need an eventContinue reading “MINDSET TIPS: What’s A Team Quest, Anyway?”

MINDSET LESSON: The 3 Traits Of Pro Students

I’m sure you’ve discovered all serious dancers have something in common… but WHAT is it exactly? Watch this video and I’ll let you in on the secret! Do you have all three? Need an event speaker, dance choreographer or personal coach? Connect with me here.  ALSO: A great resource for dance teachers, students, and danceContinue reading “MINDSET LESSON: The 3 Traits Of Pro Students”

UPCOMING: Groove Street Productions Vancouver

West coast dancers, I’m coming for you. Let’s sweat, get inspired, and have some FUN! Teaching tap dance and musical theatre master classes at Groove Street Productions dance convention all weekend long near Vancouver this November, with an INCREDIBLE faculty you won’t want to miss. Surrey BC is where it all goes down! Will IContinue reading “UPCOMING: Groove Street Productions Vancouver”

The Secret Truth About What’s On Your Playlist RIGHT NOW

HELLO… And I’m So NERVOUS Why am I nervous? Because: “Who is MJ?” Someone young actually asked me last month. In the words of Marvin Gaye, What’s Going On?! We officially have a generation of aspiring dancers, upcoming singers and rising artists with NO IDEA of where good music came from! Forget that fact that many of them have noContinue reading “The Secret Truth About What’s On Your Playlist RIGHT NOW”

WOW… Here’s Why ASKHOLES Drive Me Nuts!

Funny, but not funny post. One of the most frustrating people I meet: ASKHOLES. “Someone who continually asks for advice and does nothing with it” If you didn’t know this about me already: I LOVE helping you. I really do. I know I’m a wired encourager and my purpose is to help others achieve their higherContinue reading “WOW… Here’s Why ASKHOLES Drive Me Nuts!”

Impatient? READ THIS… How Does This Popular Movie Quote Relate To Your Current Life?

So in my world, so much can change in 8 hours! Here’s a real-TIME story unfolding right now: Two hours ago I was at home in my underwear. Now, I’m lying down comfortably in my honeywagon, after a major movie production sent a driver to pick me up and bring me to set. Yup, I’veContinue reading “Impatient? READ THIS… How Does This Popular Movie Quote Relate To Your Current Life?”

Can’t Dance? Neither Could They… But Once They Heard The Music EVERYTHING Changed

Worried that you can’t dance? Sometimes fear gets in our own way. These Toronto hip hop dancers below started out as regular people who dived in anyway to a beginner hip hop class at #BDXstudio- and now look what they can do! Total If You Want Me – Hip Hop Dance Class at BDX TorontoContinue reading “Can’t Dance? Neither Could They… But Once They Heard The Music EVERYTHING Changed”

ATTENTION: All Impatient, Entitled, Wanna-Be Choreographers, Actors, Directors, etc- Here’s A Harsh Reality Check Worth Reading

Unlike the dapper gentleman above, this post isn’t pretty. So if you’re looking for an article that leaves warm fuzzies, shuffle away. But if you can handle some truth sprinkled with sarcasm… Listen up. One of the most iconic directors, choreographers and entertainers of our time, Gene Kelly, had to WORK his way up theContinue reading “ATTENTION: All Impatient, Entitled, Wanna-Be Choreographers, Actors, Directors, etc- Here’s A Harsh Reality Check Worth Reading”

2014 Black Canadian Awards Add Shawn Byfield To Nominees

A HUUUUUUGE THANK YOU to everyone who’s supported me in the Black Canadian Awards. This is the LAST weekend to VOTE. I hope to hear from them this week… and I hope I’m still in the running! As I mentioned on my website, I’m so thrilled and honoured to be officially nominated in Canada’s topContinue reading “2014 Black Canadian Awards Add Shawn Byfield To Nominees”