Dance Coach Saves Toronto City Hall

Dance Intervention for Mayor Rob Ford? (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star)

Dance Intervention for Mayor Rob Ford? (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star)

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 choice that will finally end the Toronto Mayor’s shocking substance abuse, anger issues and his overuse of alcohol.

Enough is enough! It’s time for an intervention. Our Mayor needs to know there is help. And dancing is a proven alternative to the crack pipe,” shares leading dance authority Shawn Byfield, and owner of popular dance school Byfield Dance Experience. “Dance puts you in a great mood by boosting endorphins in your body, which gives you a rush and that ‘high’ feeling. Drugs and alcohol do that artificially. Plus, a sweaty session on the dance floor helps you relax after.”

With the multitude of tasks required to manage city hall, no wonder the city’s Mayor is under so much pressure to escape the daily stress. Running Canada’s top marketplace clearly has a toll on Toronto’s top employee. Byfield’s prescription? “A beginner hip hop dance class twice weekly is an excellent start. I’d even give him free classes because I know it will change his attitude right away- and that’s exactly what our city deserves.”

With all the bad press of his overuse of drugs and alcohol, Mayor Ford has nothing to lose by trying a natural alternative. But there’s a catch, Byfield warns. “Dancing can be quite addictive… But dance is the purest form of stimulant with zero side effects. In fact, Ford may even lose a few pounds.”

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Shawn Byfield Dance Authority & EntrepreneurShawn Byfield is an award-winning choreographer, leading dance coach and owner of Toronto’s favourite dance studio Byfield Dance Experience. Shawn teaches residents how to lose weight and boost confidence- all while having fun learning head-turning moves on the dance floor. CONTACT SHAWN TODAY

HIP HOP HOLIDAY Is The #1 Dance Workshop Of The Season…

Shawn Byfield's Toronto Hip Hop Holiday Workshop

Shawn Byfield’s Toronto Hip Hop Holiday Workshop

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE.

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The Holidays is the season for family, friendships and love. A time to reflect on the past year, and to charge up for 2013. So what better time to have a dance workshop? An excellent way to start your new year with motivation.

Come and learn the moves from expert choreographer, TV and Film performer (HAIRSPRAY, Turn The Beat Around) & Canadian dance authority Shawn Byfield!

Only 30 Spots Available

Get 3 hours of inspiration:

  • Sweet hip hop dance choreography you can keep and use
  • New steps, hot moves and awesome inspiration to start your 2013 with STYLE
  • Experience Shawn’s “No Workout Workout”
  • A private Q&A session– Get your questions answered
  • Bring your smartphone- LIVE TWEETING from the event

LOCATION: Byfield Dance Experience

819 Yonge Street, Toronto (Just north of Yonge & Bloor Subway, diagonally from MTV)

If you SERIOUSLY LOVE dance and want a fun holiday dance party, then this is for YOU. Don’t miss this because this afternoon will kick more *ss than the Avengers… Or holiday stuffing.

Register NOW, right here by clicking the big button below. It’s that easy. See you there!

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PS: HURRY! This Toronto dance workshop with Shawn Byfield will fill up very quickly, you might not get a spot if you come back tomorrow. Register now to get sweet hip hop dance choreography, new steps and inspiration that will carry you through the holidays and have you PUMPED for next year!

Beginner tap dancing classes Toronto

Totally Cool 60 Second Weekend Update (Better Than SNL)

Remember the days of Eddie Murphy, Steve Martin, Kevin Nealon & Tina Fey’s Weekend Updates, and Lonely Planet videos? Remember when Ashlee Simpson was busted lip-syncing on live TV, then covered up doing a hoedown dance?

Not sure about you, I used to watch SNL religiously every Saturday night. Guaranteed smiles and gut-busting laughs.

But…

…I hear SNL (Saturday Night Live) isn’t doing too well with their new cast. True?

Either way, here’s some fun “stuff”-in-a-box that’s guaranteed to put a smile on yo’ face this weekend- and actually every week:

= = = = BEGINNER TAP = = = =

Beginner tap dancing classes Toronto

Beginner tap dancing classes in Toronto

A brand new BEGINNER tap dance session starts this Sunday! We’re the #1 place in Toronto to learn how to tap dance. Info:

http://bdxstudio.com/dance-classes/beginner-tap-dance/

= = = = MUSIC = = = =

Need stuff for your playlist? A few tracks I’ve used in tap and hip hop the past few weeks to spice up your own “James Brown’s Hot Tub Party”:

  • “Money In The Bank” Swizz Beatz
  • “Grenade” Bruno Mars
  • “Get On The Floor” The Jacksons
  • “Jammin” Bob Marley
  • “Young Love” Janet Jackson
  • “The Whisper Song” Ying Yang Twins
  • “When We Get By” D’Angelo
  • “El Conguero” Poncho Sanchez
  • “Get Up” Bow Wow
  • “Call Of The Jitterbug” Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Every teacher at BDX has awesome music. So ask them what they’re using!

= = = = VIDEOS = = = =

Posted some entertaining and funny dance videos on our BDX Facebook Fan Page. Take a look (and check out the new “Douchebag” video)

http://www.facebook.com/BDXstudio

Come to BDX and get your laugh, smile and dance on this weekend. Better than SNL! (maybe) =D

– Shawn B

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.

New BDX Studio Blogsite!

New site for Toronto dance studio Byfield Dance Experience

New site for Toronto dance studio Byfield Dance Experience

Take a look… The brand-new Blogsite for Byfield Dance Experience is a go! I’m a bit slow, but slow and steady wins the race right? Your new BDX home away from home is finally:

“Fully automated… and unstoppable.”
– Miriam McColl in i Think i Can

Why a “Blogsite?” instead of a regular website, you ask? 5 reasons:

  1. Because we’re different. At BDX we’re interactive. And a blog let’s you connect with us through videos, photos, polls and more.
  2. Because so much happens weekly, a blog captures that energy and excitement. BDX isn’t boring, so a plain old boring website just won’t cut it.
  3. Because with a blog, it’s easy to share news and studio updates, from anywhere. At like, any time.
  4. Because unlike other studios, we think WAY outside the box. The blog allows our students to participate in our forward thinking genius.
  5. Google likes blogs. And we all like Google. Fresh, updated content keeps our dance classes easy to find in the search engine when you’re iching to throw down.

Click here to check ‘er out.

Thanks for your support friends! The steps are all coming together.

Dance info still points to my current website, but that will also change soon. New dance stuff will be on the BDX blogsite regularly, so bookmark the page, add to your favourites and DARE I suggest making it your homepage? It even looks kinda nifty in your Android phone or iThingy.

And it’s ready for you to SHARE to your peeps. Go there now and share away!

– Shawn B

PS: Let me know what you think. And don’t forget to LIKE us when you get there! You’ll see the Facebook LIKE link waiting for you.

New site for Toronto dance studio Byfield Dance Experience

New site for Toronto dance studio Byfield Dance Experience