Toronto Dance Auditions – PRE AUDITION NOTICE

**ATTENTION DANCERS** I have gigs & performance opportunities coming up that I’ll need talent for. I need performers who can do MORE than one style, and will hold a Toronto dance audition sometime next few weeks. If you only take hip hop, this is not for you. Not interesting. And yes, I will give preferenceContinue reading “Toronto Dance Auditions – PRE AUDITION NOTICE”

Top 4 Things That Made Me Smile Today

So. I’m slightly injured. I’ve been rehearsing for a film, teaching and running BDX, teaching dance workshops at public schools, and letting the world know about my show. Plus other stuff like performing, newspaper and other media interviews & community work. I love what I do. I hardly ever complain. I’m blessed to live aContinue reading “Top 4 Things That Made Me Smile Today”

New Study Reports Negative Effects Of Homework

New Study Reports Negative Effects Of Homework A new study on younger school-age students shows that doing too much homework can decrease grades and actually diminish interest in the classroom. The excessive workload prevents kids from demonstrating comprehension, especially when studying scientific principles. “It’s true. Too much homework can be overwhelming and creates an undesirable,Continue reading “New Study Reports Negative Effects Of Homework”

Jade Hollywood Anderson Presents URBANESQUE

Hollywood Presents: URBANESQUE “An Uninhibited body of work, with the breath of Burlesque” Featuring: The Women of Urbanesque Vaness of Vanessalegacy Surprise Guest Performers March 17th 2011 – El Convento Rico (750 College Street) – Doors Open 8:30pm 19+ ID Required – No Cameras – Strictly for Mature Clientele – $15 Advance – $20 atContinue reading “Jade Hollywood Anderson Presents URBANESQUE”

A MUST SEE: The Dance Migration Presents Os Elementos

SO. I’ll try to keep this short. If you’re a fan of vivid dance choreography, a fan of passionate artists, and a fan of powerful Brazilian music, this show is a must-see. Here’s why… Last year’s The Dance Migration Toronto show was a smash. The company is inspired by choreographer Adrianna Yanuziello, who I hadContinue reading “A MUST SEE: The Dance Migration Presents Os Elementos”

Women In Dance Returns To Toronto

A Creative Showcase Celebrating the Female Dancer Co-Produced by Laura Furtado & Melissa Nascimento-So Date: Saturday, October 30th, 2010 Theatre: Jane Mallet Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Showtime: 7:30PM Tickets: $25- $45 Purchase Women in Dance tickets online: www.stlc.com Women in Dance is a collaborative dance showcase featuring female dance talent and choreography withinContinue reading “Women In Dance Returns To Toronto”

Toronto Tap Dance Ad – GO Transit Presto

A few shots from my GO Transit tap dance commercial for the new Presto Pass. Click an image to see the tap dance commercial and leave your comment! – Shawn Byfield About The Author: Shawn Byfield (www.ShawnByfield.com) is an award winning choreographer, show director and a leading expert in dance lessons and industry advice. HisContinue reading “Toronto Tap Dance Ad – GO Transit Presto”

Juno Awards Flash Mob Takes Over Toronto

2010 JUNO Awards Flash Mob Toronto 2010 JUNO Awards Flash Mob at Yorkdale Mall, Toronto. This is frickin’ sweet! How many times do you get to see regular people bust out in public? I created the dance choreography, planned rehearsals, & direction of the event. The filming & editing by THE Chris James of Grey AreaContinue reading “Juno Awards Flash Mob Takes Over Toronto”

If This Doesn’t Prove ANYONE Can Dance, What Will?

Stop what you’re doing and WATCH THIS. This performance was a surprise treat to celebrate Oprah’s 24th season. Black Eyed Peas and Oprah’s team organized the largest dance flash mob in history. Dance choreographer Ashley Wallen put together the fun routine for over 20,000 residents of Chicago. Only TWENTY of them were professional dancers! IContinue reading “If This Doesn’t Prove ANYONE Can Dance, What Will?”

VIDEO PROOF: Anyone Can Dance

Here’s footage of my Toronto adult dance students in hip hop dance class and tap dance class. Most of the dancers in the videos have only taken class with me for LESS than a year. The videos tell it all. Adult Tap Dance Choreography Learn about Toronto adult tap dance classes Toronto Dance Class- RadarContinue reading “VIDEO PROOF: Anyone Can Dance”