MINDSET TIPS: What’s A Team Quest, Anyway?

What the heck is a “Team Quest” anyway? This video below explains what that means, and how it can help your dance team- using characters and plot from my favourite movie! (And if you haven’t seen it, watch it on your TV tonight because it’s the best, and you’ll love the romance) Need an eventContinue reading “MINDSET TIPS: What’s A Team Quest, Anyway?”

DANCERS: Here’s The Answer To Your Question

The best answer to many of the questions I receive from dancers, parents and teachers is: “Take The Risk!” Great. Now that we got that out of the way, watch this video to best understand how the rest of the conversation applies to YOU… Need an event speaker, dance choreographer or personal coach? Connect withContinue reading “DANCERS: Here’s The Answer To Your Question”

DANCERS: Here’s 3 Stupid-Simple Tips To Take Care Of Your Body

These 3 healthy tips are so easy, ANYONE can do them! Watch, learn and apply. Which one will you apply today? Watch below to discover what they are! Need an event speaker, dance choreographer or personal coach? Connect with me here.  ALSO: A great resource for dance teachers, students, and dance lovers of all ages,Continue reading “DANCERS: Here’s 3 Stupid-Simple Tips To Take Care Of Your Body”

MINDSET LESSON: The 3 Traits Of Pro Students

I’m sure you’ve discovered all serious dancers have something in common… but WHAT is it exactly? Watch this video and I’ll let you in on the secret! Do you have all three? Need an event speaker, dance choreographer or personal coach? Connect with me here.  ALSO: A great resource for dance teachers, students, and danceContinue reading “MINDSET LESSON: The 3 Traits Of Pro Students”

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”

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

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 someoneContinue reading “Want To Do What You Love? REALITY: You Don’t Need Permission”

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”

NEWSFLASH! Toronto International Youth Dance Festival Update

(( NEWSFLASH! ))   Next Friday August 5th, I’ll host and judge the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL at Nathan Phillips Square, downtown Toronto. We’re very excited for the event, which I proudly serve on Board of Directors. Woot woot!   The team has done a super job showcasing diversity in dance, culture and ethnicity theContinue reading “NEWSFLASH! Toronto International Youth Dance Festival Update”

Just Got Off Stage? Why Congratulations Are In Order

Super Congratulations! You Did It! Ok… So what did you do exactly? Here’s what you did: You showed up. You got on stage and shared your passion. You should be extremely proud of yourself! Why? Because sometimes, those nerves suck. But look- despite being nervous, you did it! You got up there despite feeling shaky,Continue reading “Just Got Off Stage? Why Congratulations Are In Order”