FLASHBACK: Choreographer Shawn Byfield On Canada’s Smartest Person

Shawn Byfield dance choreography on CBC Television

Shawn Byfield dance choreography on CBC Television

That time Choreographer Shawn Byfield talked about math! Shawn Byfield created tap dance choreography, and was a guest for an episode of CBC’s Canada’s Smartest Person.

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Shawn Byfield dance choreography on CBC Television

Shawn Byfield dance choreography on CBC Television

 

 

Shawn ByfieldAs a sought-after presenter, choreographer, coach and entrepreneur, Shawn Byfield’s unique perspective is enjoyed by thousands who train and mentor with him every year. To start learning, yearning, movin’ or groovin’… contact Shawn before today ends.

Want To Do What You Love? REALITY: You Don’t Need Permission

Shawn Byfield speaks from the stage

Shawn Byfield speaks from the stage.

Want to do what you love? You can!  But you gotta stop asking  other people “can I start now?” before taking a chance on yourself.  The reality is: placing your power in others to give you a green light won’t help you move forward.

Go. Do You.

Make today the day you stop waiting for someone else to give you permission to do what you love! Life is short. Do what you love. I have no regrets and I want you to win!

– Shawn Byfield

As a sought-after presenter, coach and entrepreneur, Shawn Byfield’s unique perspective is enjoyed by thousands who train and mentor with him every year. To get your group learning, yearning, movin’ or groovin’… contact Shawn before today ends.

Canadian Tap Dancer Wins GOLD MEDAL At Dance World Cup

15 Year Old Tap Dances Circles Around World’s Best, Wins Top Prize At “Olympics Of Dance”

TORONTO, ON – When it comes to dancing, Canadians have the tap bug. Dance student  Lara Renaud wins the top medal for her tap dance solo at this year’s Dance World Cup, held this July in Whistler, BC.

“It’s an incredible accomplishment to win at this event,” says dance expert Shawn Byfield (www.ShawnByfield.com) who’s taught tap dance in Canada for over 25 years. “Countries from around the world send their top students, to compete for the gold medal. It’s just like the Olympics, but for dance.”

Byfield, who is Renaud’s Toronto tap dance teacher, says it’s not easy being a champion. Many dedicated hours, lots of sweat, early mornings, and exhausted feet discourage dancers from reaching this kind of success. But because of Renaud’s love and passion for dance, the work doesn’t dissuade her.

“She’s such a motivated dancer and always rises to a challenge. I’m so very proud of her!”

Over 8,000 dancers globally have competed at Dance World Cup. Dance World Cup is recognized by the International Dance Council, and celebrated its 10th anniversary season at Fairmont Château Whistler Resort.

“When I got off stage, many people and dancers came to say how amazing it was!” shares Lara, excited about her Gold medal win for her tap dance solo. “There were dancers from USA, Mexico, India, China, Russia, Romania, Poland, Gambia, and all Canadian Provinces and Territories.”

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What Size Heels Do YOU Wear? Here’s Why…

Esie Mensah

Esie Mensah Heels Workshop. Photo: Zak Kearns

Question: What size heels do you wear?

I ask because this Saturday at Byfield Dance Experience, I’m hosting a Learn To Dance In HEELS Workshop. Taught by the one and only Esie Mensah!

You’ve seen her on So You Think You Can Dance Canada, with Keisha Chante, Jully Black, AND on MuchMusic:

http://bit.ly/RdxzNN

It’s gonna be frickin’ fierce. I’m sure you know someone who could benefit from this kind of dance class.

But here’s the thing:

From past conversations with students and similar classes, not every lady has a pair of sexy heels they feel comfortable dancing in.

So I thought I’d ask…

…Can you bring an extra pair of solid heels this Saturday? Just in case a fellow fierce diva needs to borrow yours.

See the flyer BELOW and I’ll see you there,

– Shawn B

Toronto heels dance workshop at Byfield Dance Experience

Toronto heels dance workshop at Byfield Dance Experience

PS: Best that you don’t bring a pair from ALDO. Sure they look great but let’s face it, they suck from a comfort perspective.

PPS: You’ll notice you need to CALL to RSVP. Number is at the link and on the flyer. If you don’t CALL, you might not get in. I’ll post some photos on my Twitter if you miss it… Not exactly the same but that’s what happens when you’re slow to respond!

Too Much Rain? Beachwear Week At BDX Predicts A Sunny Forecast

Tired of the gloomy rain clouds? Lacking energy? Watch This.

Toronto tap dance and hip hop dancers, let’s create our own weather forecast and make the sun shine. Beachwear Week at Byfield Dance Experience will make the clouds disappear. You’ll see.

Essential wardrobe for the trip this week: tank tops, bikinis, shorts, swim suits and anything beach wear.

Don’t forget your sunscreen!

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