BREAKING NEWS: Favourite Toronto Dance Studio Gets WOW From Celebrity Christopher Walken

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If famous Hollywood actors say so, it’s gotta be good! Byfield Dance Experience is proud to be totally endorsed by Christopher Walken!*

*Byfield Dance Experience is totally NOT endorsed by Christopher Walken. But we’re that good, we could be

Offer EXPIRES April 26th. Wowie wow wow! Walk-in to Byfield Dance Experience THIS WEEK and grab yourself a cowbell. If no cowbells are around, grab a Drop-In Pass instead, and dance your @ss off. Save 13% off Drop-In Passes! Cash only.

YOU MUST SHOW THIS PHOTO from your smartphone to get discount.

Just walk-in when we’re op-in. Get schedule here. See you soon at 819 Yonge Street, Toronto!

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%.

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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

Spark Dance Competition Lights Up The Stage- Just In Time For The Holidays

Shawn Byfield, leading choreographer & speaker judges Spark Dance Competition

Shawn Byfield, leading choreographer & speaker judges Spark Dance Competition

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A few shots from the semi finals of Spark Show Production’s dance talent contest at Market Village in Markham. My Toronto dance studio Byfield Dance Experience is one of the prestigious sponsors for the event, and I’m one of the judges for the competition.

The finals are Saturday December 7th (TOMORROW) at CNTV Theatre, and the event is huge. How huge?

One of the prizes is a 5 day cruise in the Bahamas. That huge. Check out Spark Dance Competition on facebook to see behind the scenes video. And below are some shots from official photographer Paul Yang.

Sending positive energy, focus and determination to all the participants. Such a great dance event to start the holidays!

Shawn Byfield gives motivating feedback during Spark Dance Competition

Shawn Byfield gives motivating feedback during Spark Dance Competition

Shawn Byfield with Spark Dance Competition judges

Shawn Byfield with Spark Dance Competition judges

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Shawn Byfield tap dance choreographer performs

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Study Of Canadian Dance Schools Finds Shocking Discovery

Studio Owners Dance Around Issue- Yet 50% Of Businesses Overpay

TORONTO, ON – Prepare yourself for this. Independent research conducted by a leading dance business owner revealed a foul truth. Here’s what was discovered-

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Shawn ByfieldShawn Byfield is a licensed energy consultant and leading authority on essential services for dance studios in Canada and USA. He shows dance business owners how to find monthly savings to reinvest into your school, or treat yourself to a glass of wine! For a 100% free, no-strings-attached assessment on your studio expenses, contact Shawn@ShawnByfield.com right now. You’ll be glad you did.

The “LIKE” Button: Why Stretchy Pants Are Winning While Your Health Declines

TODAY’S REALITY CHECK: A whopping 60% of Canadians are overweight. That’s more than half the country.

Explained differently: Line you up with 9 of your peers. 6 people in your lineup are overweight. SIX.

And that’s my message. That’s it.

Stretchy Pants For The Win

Listen. It isn’t my intention to make you feel uncomfortable. This is REAL. This is real news and statistical information straight from the Government that you should be aware of. Did ya see it?

Click the link to see for yourself:

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-625-x/2012001/article/11708-eng.htm

So… there it is. Right there on the official government interweb. However you want to interpret the stats, the message is clear: We ARE getting bigger. Stretch pants with the elastic waist are winning.

Nothing wrong with a juicy burger every now and then. Personally I love ’em. But without adhering to the word “moderation,” things start to expand. Literally. And we’ll continue to get bigger over time if something doesn’t change.

However… the good news is this:

We CAN change. Toronto’s #1 dance studio for adults, Byfield Dance Experience, is THE most comfortable, welcoming, non-judgy place for regular adults to jump in a dance class, a dance workout class or group fitness class, with zero experience.

We’ve been helping Toronto residents TAKE BACK their health, one dance step and one push-up at a time. I EARN my burgers. Cause I bust my butt every week working out on the dance floor.

Get Ready Shortstop, ‘Cause Here Comes The Catch

REALITY CHECK, PART 2: That last paragraph may sound all fine and fuzzy, but it’s not that easy. There’s a catch. Know what it is?

Go on guess, I’ll wait πŸ˜‰

The catch is: You have to STOP.

You have to stop “Liking” pictures on instagram of workout quotes. You have to stop envying VS model pics. You have to stop “pinning” the billion ways to achieving better abs.

You definitely have to stop envy hating on the most attractive Bachelor contestants, and stop retweeting pics of your favourite Hollywood actress’ workout selfies… You have to STOP all of that.

Then, you have to START.

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Because you don’t build muscle watching other people workout! You have to DO SOMETHING. Anything! Just START SOMEWHERE. A commentator on the sidelines of life is simply just a spectator with a microphone.

Shut up, and get IN the game.

You don’t need anything else but a willingness to be open and have fun. I know with dance, I can help you GET STARTED on whatever your goals may be. As long as you participate in life and work hard, you will see results.

But you do have to START!

Even if you’re an example of excellent health, we all have a friend who can benefit from a little exercise. Dancing is fantastic exercise. If you know someone who struggles with their health,Β  help them with their fitness goal.

Because…

Because now, you have information that could potentially change their life. You just read what the problem is, and now you know the solution. And because you’re armed with the solution, you now have a moral obligation to share with those who need it.

Be of service. Karma will reward you for giving. You won’t be rewarded for hoarding and selfishness. Don’t keep valuable information to yourself. Benefit others.

So, that’s my message for today.

When you’re sick and tired of, well, just feeling sick and tired… take ACTION and come see me. Get up, put your funky dance gear on and get to a class!

Because. I want to help you become the best YOU possible. But that’s only gonna happen if you meet me half way. Fair enough?

@ShawnByfield