OMG this is life changing…well not really

20 Mar

Hey lovely people.

Got some good news for ya and I got some not so good news..like life changing news…wellllll it’s really not that bad.

Good News

I’ve set up shop somewhere else in cyber space, and it’s around the corner..no need to travel far, just a CLICK AWAY.

My current blog is called Dance Live Inspire but my domain is kayannward.wordpress.com, so I decided to start a new blog..it’s still called Dance Live Inspire. except, the domain is DanceLiveInspire.Wordpress.com. Also this blog is dedicated to dance, everything dance and only dance. It’s not the conventional blog..

Dance Live Inspire

A blog that connects, educates, develops and highlights the creative freedom of dancers and dance lovers in the commercial & entertainment industry.

It’s not censored, it’s truthful and there are lots more to come from this.

So what’s the not so good news you may ask

Well, I will be changing my current blog..I will have everything from my website at kayannward.com and I will have a personal blog dedicated to helping ladies look and feel good from the inside out..and may I add this comes with all the randomness, craziness and misbehaving antics that I’m known for. I figured the best way to help others, which I really truly love to do, is to be myself 100% of the time.

So you see the bad news is not so terrible and life threatening after all.

I will continue to post some great stuff on this blog, but it won’t be for long. And I promise you when I move my personal blog, you will be notified.

So here is what I need you to do..if you love dance, then go over to Dance Live Inspire and check it out. CLICK HERE

And thank you in advance..:)

Talk to you lovelies later.

Kay-Ann

A message to the creative entrepreneur

16 Feb Creative Entrepreneur

 

Every now and then, something inspires me, sometimes I don’t know where the inspiration comes from. Like today, it just came and within 3 minutes I wrote this. But I don’t think it was instant inspiration, I think now was the right time to share this, so like all natural things, everything flowed and fell right into place.

Step out with faith

Being an artist is fun, we are able to create, we are able to start from scratch and bring life to anything, we use colors, we use music, we use our bodies, we use whatever it is made possible to create magic.

However we are also very fragile beings. We are sensitive about our work, and we spend endless hours until the world notices our talents constantly explaining what we do, why we do it, and how we make a living from doing it.

We find it hard at times for the rest of the world, “The Regular People” to understand us, and give us the time we need so we can foster our talents. I say regular people, because sometimes the regular people think of us as “The Odd Ones”

We put our talents out there, and pray that it is best received. Some enjoy, some dislike, some despise, and some take what we put out there, duplicate it and call it their own.

We experience many challenges and we experience many joys.

But today, this one is for all the creative entrepreneurs I know, this also goes out to myself.

Step out with faith.

Know that the gifts given to us, is for us to share with the world, and it doesn’t matter how hard times get, and trust me they get hard, don’t give up.

Whenever you fall, get up, dust yourself off, wipe your face, dry your tears and continue.

Keep stepping out with faith as your armor. Something great will happen, just know it, feel it and believe it.

 

Give your time and skills to someone else

14 Feb Help others

When feeling lost, not knowing what the next move should be, one of the best things we can do for ourselves is to help others.

Help someone achieve their goals, be of service to others. Learn, and open up yourself to meet new people, try new things, go to new places. But continue to be of service to others. I’ve learned that great things happen when we do this. Volunteer, participate in a group activity.

Sometimes we like to isolate ourselves, and feel sorry for ourselves.

That’s not the best thing to do.

Don’t have an end result in your mind. Just be of someone elses service. You will start to notice a shift in your energy, and while you help someone else you’re helping yourself. It’s amazing.

Just ask someone could I help, what do you want me to do?

I’m not saying, go out there and let someone take advantage of your kindness and labour, I’m saying let it be about someone other than you.

Because at the end of the day we all need help, and wouldn’t it be nice to have someone offer their help to you when you need it.

Exactly, so if you understand this rule, this law, then go help someone.

Let me know if you have been in a situation similar to this…have you gave your time to helping others and because you did this, you helped yourself professionally and or personally..

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Ask and you shall receive

27 Jan

We all have bad days, I’ve had my share and I will continue to have my share of not so pleasant days.

One thing that I’ve learned to do, is to ask for the tools I need to get me through those days.

Before I roll out of bed, I ask for the strength, the courage, the knowledge and all the tools I need to make the best of my day.

And throughout the day, I’ve learned to continously give thanks for the greatness and awesome things that come my way.

Same goes for when my day takes a turn for the unpleasant. When this happens, I ask for the tools I need to make the change so that my day gets better.

This helps me get back on track and even if the day doesn’t turn around, my mind is now focus on the sulution and not making the issue more of an issue.

Try it. The ulimate focus is to ask for what you need and to give thanks for what you already have.

This is why we have to make sure that what we are asking for is what we truly want.

Enjoy your weekend.

A sweet thank you

27 Jan DX-Thank You

So its been almost a week since the Dance Xpression Workshop and I’m coming off of a really great feeling and Xperience.

I had so much fun. I can’t thank you all enough, for coming out and dancing with MsToya and I.

 

We started a Facebook Like Page, and of course we are inviting you to go over there and LIKE the page. We have lots planned and lots to share with you. CLICK HERE to Like the page.

Thanks again.

 

Answers to your Dance Xpression workshop questions

18 Jan Dance Xpression Q&A

Many of you have some questions about the Dance Xpression Workshop coming up this Saturday, especially questions about the Hot n Heels Dance Style and the Dance Vixen Dance style.

MsToya and I answered some of the common questions that many of you are asking.

We organized your questions in categories. HOT n Heels, Dance Vixen and the Dance Xpression Workshop. If you still have questions after this please email us at info@dancexpression.com

Hot n Heels

What is Hot n Heels? I’m sure we’ve all noticed that girl walking down the street, or at the night club and admired her confidence, power and sass. This Hot n Heels class will help you feel the same way, by exploring your confidence through dance moves and having fun while doing it!

Do I have to dance in heels? You shouldn’t feel intimidated as everyone is taking the class to have fun, sweat and learn ways to Xpress themselves.

What if I can’t dance in heels? It is suggested that you bring your heels and try out the moves, whether it be high heels, kitten heels or even flats…it’s all based on your comfort level.

What size heels? You can wear high heels, kitten heels or flats.

Dance Vixen

What is the dance Vixen style? This style is all about embracing yourself, and being free with your movement. It’s dancing with confidence, sensuality and a little edge to keep your audience intrigued and wanting more. It’s playful, yet sexy and smart. The Dance vixen style brings you to the dance floor and allows to you to let go and be the vixen that is waiting to be released. You have seen Beyonce, Ciara, and other artist strut their movements; well it’s your turn to tap into yourself.

Is this a strip tease class? NO this class is not a strip tease class. Yes the moves are sexy; however they are tastefully done with the art of dance and creative choreography being the focus. If you choose to go home and turn it into a strip tease dance for that special someone or for yourself then you do that. I applaud you, do what makes you feel good. Go ahead and Xpress yourself.

Is this dance style hard? No this style is not hard. I understand that everyone is at a different level, that is why I made sure that each move can be done with different dance levels in mind. The beginner dancer can do the same move, but not with the same complexity, and the advance dancer can do the move and add more complexity to it. Overall this Xperience is not an intimidating one, so it’s for all to enjoy.

The Dance Xperience workshop

How can I get a discount? You can visit anyone one of these websites to get a special discount on the regular ticket price. Just click on the name and you will be taken to the website automatically. The Dancers of Toronto and Those Girls Are Wild. If your having any issues getting a 10 or 15% discount please email us at info@dancexpress.com

Can I still get Early Bird tickets? Yes, there are 10 limited early bird tickets, you can get them if they are still available by visiting Those Girls Are Wild website. But you have to hurry because once those xclusive tickets are gone, then its back to the 10 or 15% discount.

What can I expect at the workshop? Expect to have a good time and empower yourself through movements that are made just for a women’s body and attitude. Expect to let go and Xpress yourself in ways that will make you feel good. Expect to be surrounded by other amazing ladies. You will learn how to tap into yourself, so that your comfortable with who you are so that your able to xpress yourself in your everyday life as a dancer or non dancer.

Is the workshop just for dancers? No..this workshop is not just for dancers. This Dance Xpression workshop is for dancers and non dancers. It’s for ladies who love to dance and or who want to try something new.

What if I’m a complete beginner? Yes of course you can attend if your a completed beginner, we want you in the studio with us ladies, embracing your confidence, letting go and Xpressing yourself.

I’m an advance dancer is this for me? Yes it is for you, every advance dancer needs the opportunity to let go. You will be surrounded by other dancers and non dancers, it’s the perfect environment to let go, learn something new and dance….ask yourself when was the last time I let go and dance..well now is the time to do so, this workshop is for you.

Are the dance moves hard? The dance moves that are taught by Toya and myself are very different, and they give you the right challenge. We teach the moves and break them down so that each person is able to pick it up, and depending on the dance move, we give variations so that you can increase or decrease the complexity of the dance move.

What should I wear? Wear what makes you comfortable and feel good. It’s called Dance Xpression, so xpress yourself and your style. We will be xpressing ourselves, so you should too.

Where is the workshop? Gotta Dance Studio located at 3581 Dundas Street West

When is it? This Saturday January 21st 2012

What time is it? 1pm  to 4pm

I want to attend how do I get my ticket?: CLICK HERE to get your ticket now

Simple tips to improve your daily life

11 Jan Happiness
I found this on my friends facebook status and I had to share it. After you read this, please share it with your family and friends…I don’t know who the author is..but thank you to who ever wrote this.

POINTS ON HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE

Personality

1. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
2. Don’t have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment …
3. Don’t over do; keep your limits
4. Don’t take yourself so seriously; no one else does
5. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip
6. Dream more while you are awake
7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
8. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
10. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present
11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you
12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
13. Smile and laugh more
14. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Community

15. Call your family often
16. Each day give something good to others
17. Forgive everyone for everything
18. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6
19. Try to make at least three people smile each day
20. What other people think of you is none of your business
21. Your job will not take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.

Life

22. Put GOD first in anything and everything that you think, say and do.
23. GOD heals everything
24. Do the right things
25. However good or bad a situation is, it will change
26. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up
27. The best is yet to come
28. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful
29. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it
30. If you know GOD you will always be happy. So, be happy. While you practice all of the above, share this knowledge with the people you love, people you go to school with, people you play with, people you work with and people you live with. Not only will it enrich YOUR life, but also that of those around you just live laugh and love.

Don’t let anyone hold you down. Life is too sweet for that.

10 Jan

We all have dreams and we all have goals.

Sometimes we don’t know where to start and what to do to go after the life we want.

And before you know it, we are wrapped up in someone else’s plan, someone else dream, and someone’s else’s goal.

It’s always good to help and support others. But you are your own person; you have your own dreams, your own goals and your own personality.

If you’re stuck in a relationship, personal or professional and it’s hindering you from taking flight, take some time to search deep within you and ask yourself, is this helping me to get closer to my goals or dream. Or am I being comfortable, and am using this platform because I’m afraid to step out and see my own shadow.

It’s a powerful question, but it’s one that will help you and one that can change your life.

I’ve been there myself, and I continue to ask myself if I’m moving forward or being comfortable and allowing someone else to carve my path for me.

Sometimes we are surrounded by people that try to take one up on us..they feel great by making us feel small and or inferior. Really this is done because they don’t feel good about themselves, so there way of feeling good and powerful is to come across better and bigger than us.

They never support you, but they are quick to ask for your support, saying, you know what I’m really better than you, and it will be crazy if I did anything for you.

It’s a New Year, and the best time to start going after your dreams and goals is now.

Support others, but don’t get lost constantly trying to please them, and lose sight of your dream and lose yourself in the process. It will be hard to step away, if it was easy, chances are you would have done it long time ago. But when you step away you will feel that weight lifted off your shoulder. You might feel scared and not sure what to do..but trust yourself and trust that you have what it takes to start a new venture and meet new people that will support you each step of the way.

Don’t let anyone hold you down. Life is too sweet for that.

Kay-Ann

 

Video editors needed for the Traveling Black Chick

5 Jan Volunteers needed

New Year, New Projects, means it’s time to get out there and show the world your amazing skills.

If you enjoy telling great stories via film then maybe we got something for you! The Black Chick Group is looking for a Volunteer Video Editor/Videographer to work with our team on the Traveling Black Chicks Blog and other projects.

CLICK HERE  for more details.

Happy New Year..2012 here we come

1 Jan 2012 New Year

Happy New Year

Wishing you all an AMAZING beginning to 2012. And not just beginning, have a great year.

Without a doubt I’m feeling good about 2012. One of the joys of entering a New Year is the thought of getting a fresh start, a clean canvass to call your own, so you can color it and create the picture you want. 

Create your canvass, and create the canvass that makes you happy.

Lets make 2012 great. What do you have planned? Write it down, and make it happen.

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