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”

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”

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”

TEACHERS: Why A Little Encouragement Can Do Wonders

Hey teachers, a little encouragement can go a long way! Never underestimate the power of your words with your students. The words that come out of your mouth matter. I know sometimes it doesn’t feel like it… But some of it will *actually* stick! Encouragement is always memorable. So try your best to make sure whateverContinue reading “TEACHERS: Why A Little Encouragement Can Do Wonders”

CONGRATULATIONS Winners! (The Simple, PROVEN, 2 Step Formula For Winning At Everything)

I LOVE hearing good news from my dancers and friends. Just found out one of them made the callback for Argos Cheerleaders! Out of 165 girls fighting to get paid to dance, do community work, and cheer on Toronto’s Grey Cup winning team, she’s in! PLUS: one of my friends, after shadowing me, improving herContinue reading “CONGRATULATIONS Winners! (The Simple, PROVEN, 2 Step Formula For Winning At Everything)”

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?”

Today’s Awesome DANCE News Brought To You By…

Today’s dance news is brought to you by two events that make you happier than Pharrell’s song… FIRST: Remember that Black Canadian Award I was nominated for, and the event got postponed? Well it’s happening in two weeks! Gahhhh I’m so excited! I’m one of only six dancers across Canada nominated for Best Contemporary Dance Act in the 2014Continue reading “Today’s Awesome DANCE News Brought To You By…”

Black Canadian Awards Nominate Shawn Byfield In Top Six

I’m OFFICIALLY IN! And I’m asking for your help. It’s true. I’m one of six amazing artists (out of 20,000 online votes) officially nominated in the 2014 BLACK CANADIAN AWARDS for Best Contemporary Dance Act. What a remarkable honour! I’ve been dancing for 30 YEARS, and have always been a supporter of my community. It’sContinue reading “Black Canadian Awards Nominate Shawn Byfield In Top Six”

Spark Dance Competition Lights Up The Stage- Just In Time For The Holidays

Spark Dance Competition 2013 A few shots from the semi finals of Spark Show Production’s dance talent contest at Market Village in Markham. My Toronto dance studio Byfield Dance Experience is one of the prestigious sponsors for the event, and I’m one of the judges for the competition. The finals are Saturday December 7th (TOMORROW)Continue reading “Spark Dance Competition Lights Up The Stage- Just In Time For The Holidays”