“Be Prepared!” Mindset Advice For Dancers

This is the one where I talk about the Boy Scouts. Are you using their motto to “Be Prepared” for your future dance success? Or are you just wingin’ it? Watch this lesson below and find out what you can do, starting TODAY! Need an event speaker, dance choreographer or personal coach? Connect with meContinue reading ““Be Prepared!” Mindset Advice For Dancers”

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?”

BRAND NEW Toronto Tap Dance Classes This March

Good news: I’m personally teaching a brand new, super short, three-week tap dance session in MARCH. WHEN IS IT: March 15th, 22nd and 29th (SUNDAYS) Since closing the doors to my BDX studio last year, I currently rent a cozy flamenco dance school (Carmen Romero’s studio, she’s actually quite famous) for all classes, rehearsals, etc. TheyContinue reading “BRAND NEW Toronto Tap Dance Classes This March”

FLASHBACK: Choreographer Shawn Byfield On Canada’s Smartest Person

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. » Click Here To Watch (Scrub to 25:25)      As a sought-after presenter, choreographer, coach and entrepreneur, Shawn Byfield’s unique perspective is enjoyed by thousands who train andContinue reading “FLASHBACK: Choreographer Shawn Byfield On Canada’s Smartest Person”

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’sContinue reading “Canadian Tap Dancer Wins GOLD MEDAL At Dance World Cup”

Who Could Say No To The Nicholas Brothers? (And Why You Should NEVER Put This Kind Of Fire Out)

Who could say no to The Nicholas Brothers? Fayard and Harold are firecrackers. I mean, they LITERALLY explode off the screen, inextinguishable in every performance. I was just thinking of how as Black performers, because of racial inequality, our ancestors didn’t have many opportunities to perform on stage or film 60, 70, 80 years ago…Continue reading “Who Could Say No To The Nicholas Brothers? (And Why You Should NEVER Put This Kind Of Fire Out)”

Tap Dance To Raise Awareness For Autism

On Tuesday May 17th, I was honoured to be a tap dancing headliner for The Autists– a high-profile art auction created to raise funds and support for the Geneva Centre for Autism. The event was curated by celebrated Canadian artist Charles Pachter. Ralph Benmergui of CBC and JazzFM fame, hosted the evening. Canada’s top jazzContinue reading “Tap Dance To Raise Awareness For Autism”

SNEAK PEEK PART 3: The Shoes Of I Think I Can

SNEAK PEEK PART 3: The Shoes Of I Think I Can Shoes. OMG, SHOES. So as you’ve learned, it’s a tap dance show. And we have a LOT of shoes! Each character has a signature step when entering to the stage, and their shoes are no different. Here’s what the cast of I Think IContinue reading “SNEAK PEEK PART 3: The Shoes Of I Think I Can”