Dance authority, coach and speaker Shawn Byfield is live on Turnout Radio.

TUNE IN: Shawn Byfield Going In On Toronto Radio

Dance authority, coach and speaker Shawn Byfield is live on Turnout Radio.

Dance authority, coach and speaker Shawn Byfield is live on Turnout Radio.

Wake up Friends… Because Toronto’s Byfield Dance Experience owner Shawn Byfield will be LIVE on-air!

TUNE IN to Turnout Radio, CIUT 89.5 FM at 9am EST Wednesday April 20th. You don’t wanna miss this fun radio interview and dance performance… you gotta hear it to believe it.


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!


Impatient? READ THIS… How Does This Popular Movie Quote Relate To Your Current Life?


So in my world, so much can change in 8 hours! Here’s a real-TIME story unfolding right now:

Two hours ago I was at home in my underwear. Now, I’m lying down comfortably in my honeywagon, after a major movie production sent a driver to pick me up and bring me to set. Yup, I’ve been requested.

UPDATE: I was Adam Sandler’s movement coach for this movie:

How The Heck Did I Get Here? (And Other Random Ramblings)


If you want it, you have to PREPARE for it. I’m constantly striving to become the person I am capable of being. Working hard is NOT the same as working smart. Understand the difference, then do both! Sometimes that means late nights or earlier mornings. Many times it requires doing something that makes you uncomfortable.

Everything you want in life is just outside your comfort zone.

Listen. Whatever you want you’re not going to get right away. I’ve worked diligently for years to build a reputation of being an expert in my field. So now, sometimes unexpectedly, I land a gig and appear on set literally hours later. Pretty cool sh*t. 🙂

There’s a popular saying in the movie biz:

“I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!”

That’s a good one, no? Damn witches…

But the one I’m referring to is actually “Hurry Up And Wait.” It’s important to notice how that directly relates to our personal growth as well. Invest in yourself NOW. Work hard NOW…

…Then be patient. You might not see instant success but you will reap the benefits in the future.

Wait for it. It’s coming!


MAKE YOUR MOVE: Newest Dance Movie Features Toronto Dance Talent

It finally comes out!

And YES, I’m in this movie with Kpop superstar artist BoA, and Dancing With The Stars champ and actor Derek Hough. Same writer/director as Step Up and Save The Last Dance (Duane Adler- he’s awesome, I had a ton of fun working with him.) So if you enjoyed those energizing movies you’ll enjoy this also. =)

We shot Make Your Move (originally titled COBU) years ago, and rehearsed many of the dance scenes at schools across the city- including Toronto’s coolest dance studio Byfield Dance Experience. Heard of it?

This is also the film where I injured my back the FIRST TIME during rehearsals (remember all that acupuncture, massage and physio?) The second time was last year, randomly. But no worries, thanks to our amazing health professionals in Toronto, your boy is totally “back” to 100%.


The film comes out in North America April 18… when it shows in Toronto I’d like to do a big field trip to watch! Leave a comment below and let me know:

1.) If you’d like to have a movie date?

2.) Do you have a favourite scene in a dance movie?

I’ll keep you posted when I know more…
– Shawn Byfield

Why Dancing Makes You An Irresistible Lover


Ok I admit: I’m a dance lover.

Seriously. From the dance floor to dating… who would have thought a sweet dance class can translate into a sweeter Valentine’s Day?

Or ANY day for that matter.

Because you don’t need a special holiday to dance- or to let someone special know that you got moves. In fact, the way you move on the dance floor is a pretty strong indicator of how you move somewhere else…

…so enjoy this throwback newspaper feature in Toronto’s Town Crier. I discuss with reporter Meagan Bowden three basic techniques to help build a strong relationship even AFTER the “day of love” passes.

Can you relate? Or do your hips lie? Share your comments,


The Secret On How To Feel Good Naked (and Other Updates)

Toronto dance classes for adults

** Shawn B’s Awesome Newsletter Updates **

In this issue: Answers to your popular questions, and about less clothing:

1. — “How do I get back into tap dancing? I haven’t done it in years!”
2. — “I need to get into shape ASAP- I’m tired of being sick! What’s the best class to take?”
3. — “I LOVE the music you use in class! What was the song?”
4. — How to feel good naked (you might want to read this first)

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1. — “How do I get back into tap dancing? I haven’t done it in years!”

Beginner tap dance Toronto

Beginner tap dance Toronto

If you have total basic experience from years ago, and haven’t put tap shoes on in forever, here’s good news… a new 8 week beginner tap dance session is starting THIS Sunday!

Beginner Tap: Sunday April 7th, 4pm
Advanced Beginner Tap: Sunday April 7th, 3pm (one hour earlier)

These sessions are EXCELLENT. If you used to tap dance, haven’t done it in years & want to get back into it. That’s who this class is for. Starts again THIS WEEKEND. Email me directly at if you have any questions.

See details, video, photos and sign up directly here:

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2. — “I need to get into shape ASAP- I’m tired of being sick! What’s the best class to take?”

If you’ve been feeling like sh*t because that damn cold won’t go away, it’s because you need to strengthen your immune system. That’s not gonna happen if you:

A) Aren’t sleeping enough each night
B) Aren’t drinking enough water each day
C) Aren’t getting out of a toxic environment
D) Aren’t exercising enough

We’ve all been there. Being sick sucks donkey balls.

So if you want to feel healthier, you need to change one, or all of the above. I know for sure we can help you with that last one in our…

“Toronto Dance Workout” class! Good tunes, fun people and tons of cardio, strength training and sweat- all in an environment that encourages you and makes you feel, well, AWESOME.

And I’m sure you agree- awesome is a great feeling!

If you’re wondering how to get in shape, without feeling self-conscious around jerks and rude skinny b*tches at the gym? The answer is to come see us! And have fun doing it. YES, exercise can be F.U.N. Do you like fun?

Toronto Dance Workout classes happen FOUR times weekly, and there’s a spot for you. See the schedule and get your membership to better health today, at this link:

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3. — “I LOVE the music you use in class! What was the song?”

My teachers are pretty cool. And when it comes to music, they always play good music. If you want to be just as cool as they are, I’d suggest showing up more 😉

Here’s 5 awesome suggestions from my recent classes. Add to your playlist immediately:

— Things We Do (Q-Tip)
— Nightflight to Venus (Boney M)
— Hustler’s Anthem (T-Pain & Busta Rhymes)
— Suit & Tie (Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z)
— Plenty (Guru & Erykah Badu)

BONUS: 5 more funky chunes to get you on the floor

— Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars)
— Funky Good Time (James Brown)
— The Bomb (Bucketheads)
— Release (Timbaland)
— Music Feels Better With You (Stardust)

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4. — How To Feel Good Naked

Let me back track to the health issue. I have a great post on my website (look up “Stretchy Pants”) on how to get & stay in shape. Have you read it?

WARNING: You might find some of that post shocking… (that burger looks great though doesn’t it?)

Warm Summer weather is literally just around the corner. Time to get outside! Pool parties. Beach. Patios. Nightclubs. Which means…  less clothing for all of us. Gasp? Panic?

Here’s the secret to feeling good naked:

If you want to OWN a summer body, you need to start EARNING it in the spring. And that season is now.

Avoid embarrassment, avoid always being sick, and avoid lame excuses on why you “can’t wear that” this year. Why not? Want to feel better with less clothes on? You know the answer…

…is RIGHT HERE. Come to BDX and feel more confident, one class at a time. All you have to do is show up.

I truly believe you deserve to have a kick ass year! Do you agree? If yes, come see what we do in person. Today’s a brand new day, you CAN start shaping your summer- and your future- exactly how you want it to be.

Don’t hesitate to email, facebook or tweet me if you have any questions!

Love you long time,

– Shawn B