Worried that you can’t dance? Sometimes fear gets in our own way. These Toronto hip hop dancers below started out as regular people who dived in anyway to a beginner hip hop class at #BDXstudio- and now look what they can do!
“Science and psychology have isolated the one prime cause for success or failure in life. It is the hidden self-image you have of yourself.” – Bob Proctor
In tonight’s hip hop dance class, I touched on how we oooh and ahhh over dancers killing it in videos, working their confidence on TV shows, being fierce on YouTube. But then when it comes time for US to perform in class…
…we shy away from our sex appeal, become timid, self-doubt, and for whatever reasons we put in our head… we don’t share our confident self.
What’s the ONLY difference between you and those dancers on YouTube?
They made a DECISION to BE confident. To BE sexy. To BE somebody that lets their passion shine through. They all had to learn “steps” just like you and I. From count one to count 8. Anyone can learn dance steps.
But what sets those who inspire you apart from the rest is the fact that they lead with passion and self-confidence, among other things that have NOTHING to do with steps. I believe in every single person that comes my way. You’ll learn the steps. That’s secondary.
I encourage you all to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF first. Believe you’re just as capable. And believe you’re worthy of praise not just from your teacher or coach, but from YOURSELF.
Give yourself the benefit of the doubt- you CAN be just like them. JUST BELIEVE, make a DECISION, and stop getting in your own way.
About The Author: Shawn Byfield (www.ShawnByfield.com) is an award winning choreographer, show director and a leading expert in dance lessons and industry advice. His extremely fun approach to learning is a must for anyone looking to achieve their highest potential through dance. Visit www.BDXstudio.com for Canada’s #1 dance classes for adults.
Toronto’s favourite adult dance studio says “Get Back To Work!” It’s an order.
NEW Blogsite, facebook fridays and more stuff! Pay attention to the AWESOME.
Take a look… The brand-new Blogsite for Byfield Dance Experience is a go! I’m a bit slow, but slow and steady wins the race right? Your new BDX home away from home is finally:
“Fully automated… and unstoppable.”
– Miriam McColl in i Think i Can
Why a “Blogsite?” instead of a regular website, you ask? 5 reasons:
- Because we’re different. At BDX we’re interactive. And a blog let’s you connect with us through videos, photos, polls and more.
- Because so much happens weekly, a blog captures that energy and excitement. BDX isn’t boring, so a plain old boring website just won’t cut it.
- Because with a blog, it’s easy to share news and studio updates, from anywhere. At like, any time.
- Because unlike other studios, we think WAY outside the box. The blog allows our students to participate in our forward thinking genius.
- Google likes blogs. And we all like Google. Fresh, updated content keeps our dance classes easy to find in the search engine when you’re iching to throw down.
Thanks for your support friends! The steps are all coming together.
Dance info still points to my current website, but that will also change soon. New dance stuff will be on the BDX blogsite regularly, so bookmark the page, add to your favourites and DARE I suggest making it your homepage? It even looks kinda nifty in your Android phone or iThingy.
And it’s ready for you to SHARE to your peeps. Go there now and share away!
– Shawn B
PS: Let me know what you think. And don’t forget to LIKE us when you get there! You’ll see the Facebook LIKE link waiting for you.