Spark Dance Competition judge Shawn Byfield
Spark Dance Competition 2013
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!
Spark Dance Competition judge Shawn Byfield giving feedback
Spark Dance Competition judges
Shawn Byfield tap dance choreographer performs
Toronto volunteers wanted
Volunteer Help Wanted.
If you need volunteer hours, looking for an excellent recommendation letter (providing you don’t suck) and wouldn’t mind gaining first-hand experience and personal coaching in MY world of business and entertainment, I have a TON of exciting projects, businesses and tasks that are waiting for you!
Toronto residents needed for BDX Studio related work.
Some other tasks do NOT require you to be a Toronto resident. Anywhere in Canada will do as long as you have a computer, regular internet access and email/social media savvy.
Contact me IMMEDIATELY if you fit the bill, and we’ll set up an interview.
Of all the days in the year, TODAY is the #1 day of 2013 to get a new phone. Black Friday deals are incredible. I’m an authorized Telus dealer in Canada. So all you starving dancers and broke students listen up:
I can tell you- this sh*t is bananas. If you’re thinking of gifting someone, TODAY is the day. I’m seriously debating upgrading my OWN phone too…
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
…If you want a Galaxy S4, an iPhone5 or Blackberry Z30 (free btw) you must DECIDE TODAY because obviously, they run out. Don’t email me. My store will automatically show if a phone is out of stock or not. Order now and my store will even tell you how soon it will ship!
(*To my AMERICAN friends: inbox msg me directly and I’ll see what in my Verison/Flash/Sprint/T-Mobile wireless stores for you)
Please… don’t contact me after this weekend because you were too slow or lazy and missed out. There’s only so many phones in Canada. This sale is ridiculous. Plus, the Christmas delivery rush starts TODAY. I keep you informed on the best possible money-saving deals, and THIS IS IT. You snooze, you…
That’s your news. Press the blue SHOP NOW link on this page and enjoy.
- Shawn B
Dance Intervention for Mayor Rob Ford? (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star)
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s Ugly Crack Habit, Booze Addiction And Spiralling Depression Saved By Dance Class Intervention
(Toronto ON- November 18, 2013) It’s not easy to kick a bad habit. But kicks, along with jumps and basic footwork- are exactly what Toronto Mayor Rob Ford needs. A hip hop dance class is a healthy choice that will finally end the Toronto Mayor’s shocking substance abuse, anger issues and his overuse of alcohol.
“Enough is enough! It’s time for an intervention. Our Mayor needs to know there is help. And dancing is a proven alternative to the crack pipe,” shares leading dance authority Shawn Byfield, and owner of popular dance school Byfield Dance Experience. “Dance puts you in a great mood by boosting endorphins in your body, which gives you a rush and that ‘high’ feeling. Drugs and alcohol do that artificially. Plus, a sweaty session on the dance floor helps you relax after.”
With the multitude of tasks required to manage city hall, no wonder the city’s Mayor is under so much pressure to escape the daily stress. Running Canada’s top marketplace clearly has a toll on Toronto’s top employee. Byfield’s prescription? “A beginner hip hop dance class twice weekly is an excellent start. I’d even give him free classes because I know it will change his attitude right away- and that’s exactly what our city deserves.”
With all the bad press of his overuse of drugs and alcohol, Mayor Ford has nothing to lose by trying a natural alternative. But there’s a catch, Byfield warns. “Dancing can be quite addictive… But dance is the purest form of stimulant with zero side effects. In fact, Ford may even lose a few pounds.”
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Shawn Byfield is an award-winning choreographer, leading dance coach and owner of Toronto’s favourite dance studio Byfield Dance Experience. Shawn teaches residents how to lose weight and boost confidence- all while having fun learning head-turning moves on the dance floor. CONTACT SHAWN TODAY
A HUUUUUUGE THANK YOU to everyone who’s supported me in the Black Canadian Awards. This is the LAST weekend to VOTE.
I hope to hear from them this week… and I hope I’m still in the running! As I mentioned on my website, I’m so thrilled and honoured to be officially nominated in Canada’s top Black leaders. The official award show is in March 2014.
Black Canadian Awards Nominee Shawn Byfield
– 1.) BEST DANCE ACT and
– 2.) LEADERSHIP
Voting ends TOMORROW… Wish me luck!
- Shawn Byfield