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.

Toronto Instructors Team Up For Hip Hop For Hope

Sunday June 26, 2011
4:00pm to 8:00pm

LOCATION: Canada’s National Ballet School
400 Jarvis Street, Toronto PRICE: $20 (for 1, 2 or all 3 classes)

All classes will be OPEN LEVEL so that everyone can attend!
All proceeds are going to Princess Margaret Hospital!

CLASSES & INSTRUCTORS:

1. OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP
Shawn Byfield BDX – Byfield Dance Experience)

2. KRUMPING
Dustin Pym (GeoMetrix)

3. GADFLY HIP HOP
Apolonia Velasquez & Ofilio Sinbadinho (Gadfly)

Advanced registration is required!
For registration details visit:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=193894547309592
OR contact us at info@hiphopforhope.ca

BDX NEWS: New Class Times, More Classes and Pie. Yes, PIE

Beavertail in OttawaShawn here. Hope you had a great Family Day weekend?

I just returned from Ottawa. I taught a few free dance workshops for the kids out there at the N.A.C. It’s right on the Rideau Canal, so I got to see families skate with their young ones. Awww.

GOOD NEWS! I got something for you: A fresh, mouth-watering, decadent chocolate-hazelnut covered beavertail. I’m so excited to give it to you! BUT there’s some BAD NEWS…

…The damn thing accidentally made it’s way to my mouth. I tried to fight it off but, ah, just when I had my mouth open, it fell into my stomach. Arrg. Don’t you hate when that happens?

It’s the thought that counts right? =D On your next trip to the Nation’s capital, go get some tail.

Beavertail.

BTW, check this out- I added MORE classes and a few sweet changes to the BDX schedule (you know, the coolest dance studio for even cooler Toronto adults). Watch this…

BDX Toronto Breaking News – March Madness

Don’t *not* watch this because you’re “busy.” I was busy before telling you about my beavertail. And I made you this sweet (literally) video so you won’t feel like an idiot next week.

Watch it, so you can say “Now I know!”

See you on the dance floor,

– Shawn B

PS: That pie is mouth watering, isn’t it? Almost as good as… you guessed it. That stuff at the end of the video. 😉

3 DAYS ONLY: Mind-Boggling Boxing Day Deals at BDX

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Byfield Dance Experience (BDX) is the first and only dance studio in Canada that offers you a membership for unlimited tap dance & hip hop classes every month. Works just like a health club or gym membership, but WAY cooler. Come discover why Toronto’s #1 Dance Studio for adults adds more FUN and excitement to your life!

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BDX Featured Dance Studio On WantToDance Website

Shawn Byfield Dance Experience interview

Shawn Byfield Dance Experience interview

BDX Featured Dance Studio On WantToDance Website

Byfield Dance eXperience (BDX) in Toronto celebrated their one year anniversary as a studio at the end of October.

A veteran of stage and screen, Shawn Byfield knew he would always open a space for dancers of all levels. His goal? To open up a place where regular people can just come and throw down and meet other people who share the same passion for dance.

While the studio is open to everyone, BDX is geared to the adults since, according to Byfield, there are already places for kids and teenagers to go and take classes.

“What about the rest of us who watch So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars? There’s no place for them to…” Read rest of feature on Want To Dance website