DANCERS: What Will You Do With Your TIME?

WHAT A TIME we’re living in huh? It’s truly a challenging time for EVERYONE, not just for you or I.  People wonder how I’m still positive and I know many of you think I’m crazy. Trust me- I have my down moments. I struggle with my mistakes, my challenges, and our new global reality just likeContinue reading “DANCERS: What Will You Do With Your TIME?”

AMAZING! How Neuroscience Affects Your Daily Life

Neuroscience is amazing! Neuroscience is basically the science of the brain, how it communicates to itself and how it makes our body work. One of the most fascinating observations about the brain is this… The quality of your thoughts 🤔 has a huge impact on the quality of your LIFE. 🌞 Science says we thinkContinue reading “AMAZING! How Neuroscience Affects Your Daily Life”

The Importance Of Having A Coach

It’s true: People at the top of their game rarely do it alone. They always have the best team pushing and challenging them to new heights. Since the very beginning, successful people around the world in every field imaginable had coaches in their corner lead them to where they want to go. The truly smartContinue reading “The Importance Of Having A Coach”

What’s The Definition of Insanity?

Definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over yet expecting different results. You can’t stay the same and expect things to change. Albert Einstein said it best… “Nothing happens until something moves.” Ask yourself: Are you moving? Are you growing? Are you doing something different to make a difference? What you think ofContinue reading “What’s The Definition of Insanity?”

How To Win: The BEST PRIZE At Dance Competition

Yes, it’s dance competition season. So train hard, show up focused, and commit to your team that you’ll do your best. But the most valuable prize is this: knowing you got out there and left your HEART on that stage. Dance with PASSION. When you start living like THAT, know what happens? Magic. Magic happens.Continue reading “How To Win: The BEST PRIZE At Dance Competition”

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)”

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!”

Dance Coach Saves Toronto City Hall

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s Ugly Crack Habit, Booze Addiction And Spiralling Depression Saved By Dance Class Intervention (Toronto ON- November 18, 2013) It’s not easy to kick a bad habit. But kicks, along with jumps and basic footwork- are exactly what Toronto Mayor Rob Ford needs. A hip hop dance class is a healthy choiceContinue reading “Dance Coach Saves Toronto City Hall”

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”

Helping To Build ConfiDANCE in High Schools

A few pics of my students at Newtonbrook High School in Toronto. I’m excited for these dancers. They’ve been working on a piece for a competition in the TDSB. They collaborate on all the choreography themselves, with one student choreographer. Their dance teacher Joanna Perlus and I do nothing but coach & ask questions thatContinue reading “Helping To Build ConfiDANCE in High Schools”