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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

New Workshop: Dance Xpression, ladies this is for you

23 Dec

Ooooooh I’m so XXXXXcited to share this with you.

I’ve been working with one of my fave ladies, to create a one of a kind dance Xperience that I know your going to love. The workshop is called Dance Xperience, you will be learning two dance styles. Hot n Heels and Dance Vixen

I’m not going to spill the beans here, what I need you to do, is visit the event website..CLICK HERE to get all the details on the AMAZING Dance XPERIENCE.

Watch this video invitation that we made just for you

Tell your friends and register before January 6th 2012.

If your still on my blog…booo to you, you really need to CLICK HERE and get the details on this amazing workshop. Your gonna need your sexy heels, your sassy attitude and your amazing personality for this event.

I can’t wait. See you there. Register TODAY

Last Dancehall class this Tuesday December 20th, make sure you attend

18 Dec

Lets end 2011 off with a bang

Join me this Tuesday December 20th at 8pm for the last Dancehall Class of 2011.

As a special gift to you all, this last class will be $10

So tell your friends, family and co-workers.

We will sweat just a little bit more, the choreography will be just a little bit sweeter, the energy will be off the wall…the class is Always Live and Always Fresh

Make sure you register in advance to claim your spot. Send me an email to info@SweatB4USweat.com

I can’t wait. It’s going to be FIYA…See you soon.

Kay-Ann

Give the gift of Dance: Gift certificates now on SALE

6 Dec

It’s that time of year again, when many of us are asking, what am I going to get for my cousin, my aunt, my sister and the list goes on. Maybe you have that dancer in your family and you know what they would like. Or maybe your budget is tight, and you want to make sure you still have funds left over to treat yourself to something special.

Well here is something I know you will like.

 

Gift Certificates are available all year round, however they are on SALE until December 12th, 2011. And it’s a pretty sweet SALE

What type of Gift Certificates are available?

Private dance lessons and Class sessions are now available

What type of private lessons are there?

Save up to 10% on 3 private lessons. You can choose a private dance lesson in any of the following style, you don’t have to choose the style now, you can choose it when your ready to start.

  • Hip-Hop
  • Sexy Dance
  • Dancehall Reggae
  • Soca
  • Special Choreographed Themes
  • Movement lessons

Class Sessions: New class sessions will be added to the schedule next year, and you can SAVE big, like up to  50% big when you get your class sessions NOW.

Class Session Dance styles are

  • Dancehall Reggae: A fresh and energetic class, taught to the best dancehall songs.Learn amazing Dancehall choreography.
  • Caribbean Moves: Learn how to dance to dancehall reggae and soca. This is a fundamental class. An instructional, beginner/intermediate friendly session.
  • Sweat B4 U Sweat “Caribbean Dance Workout”: An amazing Caribbean Dance Workout, that gives you everything you need to work up a good sweat and tone your entire body.
  • Dance Vixen: Embrace the sexier, edgier, and sassier side of you. Learn how to dance like the fab ladies you see on stage performing to the hottest songs.

How to purchase your Gift Certificate?

Email info@kayannward.com

These are great gift ideas for yourself or for someone else, the best part is your saving.

Get them today.

 

Video: Sweat B4 U Sweat “Caribbean Dance Workout” check it out

19 Nov

For those who  have no idea what Sweat B4 U Sweat “Caribbean Dance Workout” is, here are two videos for you to get an inside look into why it’s so fun and why it gives you a killer sweat.

Go through the workout with us from beginning to end

The Dancehall cardio section

 

What you get from each Sweat B4 U Sweat workout

15 Nov

***Here is what you get in every energizing workout***

1) The perfect mix of dance moves
You’re never bored with the style your learning. You’re working out and dancing, which means your burning calories, toning your body, and you’re having fun doing it.

2) You’re listening to high energy music, you’re dancing and the moves are amazing, you’re engaged from the beginning to end, it really doesn’t feel like a workout

3) Improve your overall health
Increase your flexibility which helps you perform everyday task, improve your heart rate, improve your endurance, get excited about life, have more energy, look and feel good, this radiates a glow that is priceless.
You’re empowered to be the driver of your amazing life

4) You’re motivated all the way through. Times when you feel like stopping, you’re reminded of why you’re doing this, your reminded about the goals you want to reach. Feel more confident

5) You see the change in your body, your mind and your soul. Before every workout, we take a few minutes to set our personal goals for the workout. This exercise helps you take control of your life so you’re able to focus and get more results.

6) Each move is designed to work on a specific muscle
You’re not just dancing and burning calories, each move you do, helps you tone the right area, so you feel it, and you’re able to get and see the results.

There is no workout and no experience like Sweat B4 U Sweat Caribbean Dance workout simply because it gives you everything. Fun, a killer workout, and a motivation push for you to get and stay healthy.

Make sure you register for a class today. info@sweatb4usweat.com

It’s your business to know..here is why

14 Nov

Last week I posted this on my facebook status “One of the most important lessons I learned as a dancer and choreographer..”If your going to make this your living, your career, then you need a business plan.” When I first heard that I kind of got it, but through experience I can say “I GET IT LOUD and CLEAR”

Ayeesha Kanji asked “so can you expand on this more in a blog, I’d like to read it!”

Follow up

Dancers are creative people,we want to dance, create, dance, create, dance and create..you get the drift.

For many of us a business plan, is not on the list of things to do. What the hell is that a dancer/choreographer may ask..I just want to dance, it’s not about the money.

REALLY????

Many like to think I’m going to dance, and something great will happen, and then I will live off of this something great for the rest of my life.

REALLY, what is that “SOMETHING GREAT”

Well when you’re a dancer and or choreographer and you plan on making your talent your career, you need to get serious and ask yourself questions like, “How will I do what I love and live the life I want to live by doing what I love?”

That’s the question, I was told to ask myself from a mentor.

He said, you kind of get it, but when you do, you will really understand, and then your thought pattern will change.

Well it did change here is why.

1) I realized that I can no longer just do something just because I like to do it..I have to be smart with my time, I have to be smart with choosing the right people to work with, choosing the right people to learn from. I have to continue to learn, even learn things that have nothing to do with dance/fitness, but they help my overall career.

Downside: When this isn’t done then your scattered, doing everything, which often results in burn out, and you’re not anywhere closer to your dream or your goal.

2) He said there is a system and a foundation that businesses are set up from. Pay attention to how businesses are set up, and follow. Some may think it’s bad to follow…ummmm helllo…if your following in the steps of someone successful, and your learning valuable information that will help you, and help you help others, then this is a good thing…

Downside “When we don’t humble ourselves and allow ourselves to learn, we miss out on what can help us, we end up falling behind because we failed grow.”

3) People that love what they do and find a way to live a great life by using their talents “These people have a plan, maybe they didn’t have one when they started, but to maintain a career that will make you live from your talents, you need a clear plan, and a plan of action”

Downside: Not having a plan to succeed, is planning to fail.

You need to know 

  • What you want?
  • Why you want it?
  • How you will get it?
  • When you want it by ?
  • What you need to do to get it?
  • How will you know when you have it?

Dance and fitness is life, it really is, without it, a major part of me is gone, and if this is you, then we can relate. Even if your talent is music, acting etc..We as artist have to be smart, and understand that we can’t leave our lives up to others. Get creative,  create a plan, implement the plan and continue on the path to make sure we are sharing our talent to the world without being “The broke ass artist”

Share your thoughts and comments

Kay-Ann Ward

 

What was your 1st dance class like

8 Nov

What was your 1st dance class experience like?

I remembered mine. It went something  like this.

I was told about a popular Hip-Hop dance class.

I went to this dance class, thinking yes finally I will be able to dance, and do what I love to do.

I walked into the studio, it was packed, I knew no one, except the girl who invited me. By the time she took her spot in class, her focus changed and I was not on her mind, she was ready, and I was left alone to figure it out.

The class started with a warm up, that was hard as hell.

The teacher then came in and taught the dance routine, which was also hard as hell, I couldn’t figure it out if my  life depended on it.

Damn, I was awful, so painful to think about…I was horrible, I just didn’t get it..”turn left, turn right..and boom kack, kack kack, hit”.???????….I didn’t get it.

I was bumping into people, and tripping all over myself….HOT MESS OF A HOT MESS

I left the class and whatever ego I had was crushed to pieces..lol

I didn’t attend another dance class again until 2 years later. I was still awful when I took another dance class, only now I was more than determined to get better.

I figured I was a good freestyle dancer, but I was awful at picking up choreography.

Through time and dedication, I learned how to pick up choreography faster, and I learned how to  execute my moves better.

Everyone has there challenges, my 1st challenge as a dancer, was to learn how to learn..

So if your thinking that you will never get better, you will..just keep at it…and give yourself permission to learn, and to learn you have to be open to knowing that you don’t know…that’s why you’re in class..you also have to be nice to yourself…and don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself..laughing is good for the soul..

I’m still laughing at myself because of how horrible I was..HOT HOT MESS..

****If your thinking about dancing, you want to start, or you want to get better..a friendly tip is just start and don’t give up****

I wish it didn’t take me two years to go back to a dance class, but what is done is done..I’m dancing now, and loving every bit of it.

Have you had a funny dance class experience, if so share it with me?

 

Sweat B4 U Sweat Caribbean Dance Workout starts this Wednesday

6 Nov

Sometimes the boring treadmill, and jogging is just not good enough for a cardio workout and sometimes going through the same repititions at the gym is just not appealing for us to go back.

Lets admit that working out is extremely important, and lets admit that our workout has to be engaging to keep us coming back.

That is why I want you to try this amazing Caribbean dance workout.

Sweat B4 U Sweat “Caribbean Dance Workout” is designed to make you sweat, make you dance, make you feel good, and give you a full body workout.

Yes your burning calories, while you dance and tone your body…that is not bad at all.

Class set up

1) We start with a light warm up done to dancehall reggae and soca

2) We move into the cardio section, done to high energy Soca, Dancehall, and Urban music

3) We move into body toning exercises that allows you to focus on each muscle while you dance, sweat, and tone

4) We slow things done by grooving to soca, urban and dancehall music that relaxes you

 Each workout is different, each exercise is different, each exercise combines the hottest dancehall reggae, soca and urban dance moves to give you a full body workout.

When: Starting Wednesday November 8th, 2011 to December 21st 2011

Time: 8-9pm

Special promotion: Drop in classes are now $12 until the new year

***BEST DEAL***

Purchase 7 classes for $10

You can purchase the 7 class card on Wednesday November 9th 2011 before class

Student ID cards are not accepted for this particular class promotion.

Get in on this amazing full body workout.

Register today.

info@sweatb4usweat.com

Make sure you Sign Up B4 U Show Up

Show your Student ID card or attend with a friend to SAVE on dance classes

6 Nov

Saving money is a good habit to develop, so here are two ways dance lovers could SAVE on great dance classes.

I always have students telling me they want to attend Dancehall Reggae classes, workshops and the Sweat B4 U Sweat “Caribbean Dance Workout” classes, but their financial situation is always holding them back.

So here is something just for the hard-working students.

Student Discount: Because being a student is hard work, and sometimes stressful, it’s always good to get a good deal for just being a student.

Show your student ID card when you attend class and pay only $12 for each drop in class.

Also look out for future workshops and sessions that allow you to get a discount just because you’re a student.

*****IMPORTANT*****
You must be a student 18+ in any post secondary institution (High School, College, University etc)

Friend Discount

When you plan on attending class with a friend, your more likely to show up and have a good time, your more likely to push yourself, and your more likely to relax because you have your friend with you.

So to honor friendship and companion ship, here is a discount just for you.

Attend class with your favorite pal, or encourage a friend to take class with you, because you will both save. Pay $10 each when you attend with your friend.

Registration is always simple

email info@sweatb4usweat.com

Make sure you Sign Up B4 U Show Up

 

See you soon

Kay-Ann Ward