How To Win: The BEST PRIZE At Dance Competition

15 Apr Shawn Byfield dance competition

Shawn Byfield dance competition

Yes, it’s dance competition season. So train hard, show up focused, and commit to your team that you’ll do your best. But the most valuable prize is this: knowing you got out there and left your HEART on that stage. Dance with PASSION. When you start living like THAT, know what happens? Magic. Magic happens. And that’s a prize more fulfilling than ANY trophy.

Sending you energy and high-fives,

@ShawnByfield

 

shawnsquareAs a sought-after dance choreographer, performer, presenter, coach and entrepreneur, Shawn Byfield’s unique perspective is enjoyed by thousands who dance, train and mentor with him every year. To get your group learning, yearning, movin’ or groovin’… contact Shawn before today ends! 


 

The Secret Truth About What’s On Your Playlist RIGHT NOW

7 Apr LionelRichie

LionelRichie

HELLO… And I’m So NERVOUS

Why am I nervous? Because:

“Who is MJ?” Someone young actually asked me last month.

In the words of Marvin Gaye, What’s Going On?! We officially have a generation of aspiring dancers, upcoming singers and rising artists with NO IDEA of where good music came from! Forget that fact that many of them have no idea about the influence of previous choreographers, songwriters, directors and the like who paved the way for them… sigh.

In this post, let’s just chat about MUSIC. The secret truth is this:

  • North America’s new “microwave mentality” combined with the:
  • false promotion of instant gratification we see on TV, enhanced with:
  • the I-deserve-it-all-NOW attitudes we see in young people all around us…

…are all contributing factors in our next generation’s lack of musical appreciation. This makes me very nervous, because great music can easily die out in a short period of time if we’re not careful.

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If you’re an impatient singer, musician, songwriter or artist, Read This Not-So-Charming Post for a wake up call- and 5 point checklist you should magnetize to your fridge
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Like, for instance:

It’s important to know that artists like R Kelly, Ne-Yo, Usher respect Lionel Richie. Why?

Not only is he “Nicole Richie’s dad,” or original member of the Commodores… he’s in fact right up there as one of the BEST-SELLING ARTISTS OF ALL TIME…

And yes, he sang at MJ’s funeral.

No damnit- Michal Jordan is still alive! I refer to The OTHER Michael.

 

YOUNG UNS: Lemme Holler At Chu

Sam The Record Man

If you’re 26 and under, lemme holler at chu for a min. There’s something important you should know:

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Ask someone older about that photo above, it was a Toronto landmark
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If you didn’t already know, many of today’s grooves, hooks and hits were ACTUALLY influenced by yesterday’s classics, some 10, 20, even 30+ years ago. Yup, before you were a twinkle twinkle in your parents eyes.

Yes I agree, those Tupac, Kendrick and Biggie samples you hear ARE sick! But many times that’s just delicious slice of a bigger pie, an even better, harder, faster, stronger song that the record labels don’t always give credit to.

Understanding the earlier artists who influenced today’s hip hop, pop, R&B, house and more will give you a better knowledge and respect of today’s artists- AND help you appreciate what “timeless” music actually means.

So. Take the time to learn a little bit more about what you’re listening to. Everybody wins when you do.

To continue my mission to positively lift up society, educate our community and support the arts, I’ll regularly post influencing funk, disco and other classics I find on my twitter page. Put your headphones on and sink your teeth into these.

 

ATTENTION Dance Teachers! Do You:

Need an upbeat, crowd pleasing song for a jazz group or waaking routine?

Today’s BIG TUNE below is a disco classic, guaranteed to make you move. You might recognize it from various house tracks, as well as Kirk Franklin’s “Looking For You.” Enjoy,

– Shawn B

Patrice Rushen – Haven’t You Heard

 

Shawn-thumbnailAs a sought-after dance choreographer, performer, presenter, coach and entrepreneur, Shawn Byfield’s unique perspective is enjoyed by thousands who dance, train and mentor with him every year. To get your group learning, yearning, movin’ or groovin’… contact Shawn before today ends! Email Shawn@ShawnByfield.com right now.

If You’re A Personal Trainer, Fitness Coach Or Offer Nutrition Or Skincare, DON’T MISS THIS…

29 Mar wpid-fb_img_1427462325745.jpg

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** Attention: PERSONAL TRAINERS, NUTRITION EXPERTS and SKINCARE REPS **

So tomorrow I’ll have a room full of 40+ models who need to look good and stay in shape.

Somehow.

Hmmm.

Yes I can totally tell them to dance with me. My amazing Toronto dance classes are proven to help you stay fit, improve your skin, burn calories, increase your stamina, mold you a sexier ass, and put you in a much better mood all week long…

…But what about the ones who don’t want to dance? Who is going to help them?

Hmmm.

Go here to get access: www.TeaseLifestyle.com

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Don’t Believe The Hype

Media and negative friends try to make us believe that there is no work. Times are tough, yes.

But it’s not doom and gloom. In fact, there is opportunity for lots of work if you look for it. And when you see it, you get off that ass I mentioned earlier, and go out and get it.

Good News For Lazy People!

My team and I have done the work for you.

I’m literally presenting an amazing opportunity for personal trainers, nutrition & wellness coaches, cosmetics & skincare reps or any health care expert a chance to double? perhaps triple your client base LITERALLY overnight.

You can have it, but only if you show up. Your future clients, potential subscribers and paying customers are already there. The only one missing is YOU.

What other products or services can you think of that models and industry professionals need? Do you know someone that offers it? Do you?

Show up. And Turn Up

Because it’s actually gonna be a kick ass masquerade party and night out. Fully stocked bar. Cool entertainers also! But you’ll have to attend to witness the surprise… And it all happens at one of the classiest venues right downtown Toronto on King Street West.

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Dress Like You Mean It

Dress the part. Look fabulous.

And surround yourself with a community of opportunity. Your network determines your net worth. My business cards are ready, but are YOURS?

Go here to get your tickets: www.TeaseLifestyle.com

I’m curious to see who jumps on the opportunity. Don’t forget your business cards!

See you there,

– Shawn B
#ThinkBIGGER #NetworkMarketing  #LearnToNetwork

CONGRATULATIONS Winners! (The Simple, PROVEN, 2 Step Formula For Winning At Everything)

23 Mar do you

do you

I LOVE hearing good news from my dancers and friends.

Just found out one of them made the callback for Argos Cheerleaders! Out of 165 girls fighting to get paid to dance, do community work, and cheer on Toronto’s Grey Cup winning team, she’s in!

PLUS: one of my friends, after shadowing me, improving her presentation skills and contacting the right people went from adjudicating ZERO competitions to judging 8 events this year. Zero to hero, just like that!

AND my littlest one who’s 12 (TWELVE, just to be clear) got FIRST PLACE in her tap category, AND first place junior soloist in the ENTIRE competition- that’s hundreds of entries… twice! (She did this last month too)

I’m so very proud of you girls, you worked your BUTTS OFF. I know you wanted this, and I believed in you. Still do, it isn’t over!

I’m honoured to be part of a winning team.

Now On The Flip Side…

Those are just a few stories. Now on the flip side, if only everyone actually listened to me, ugghh.

I have the world’s SIMPLEST two-step formula for winning. The dancers who invest in my training are successful because they are:

  1. COACHABLE and
  2. Put in the WORK

Because of the world’s simplest, easy-as-pie, doesn’t-require-a-scientist, actionable two steps (ONLY TWO!) they performed with Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Stratford Festival, Disney, Broadway, major movies and more. They get to share their passion with the world, and bring in many tens of thousands of dollars. The BIG bucks.

Dance and get paid? Trust me, it’s not a bad deal.

But allow me to be BLUNT: If you want it, you need to…

Shut Your Pie Hole

Sad part is, most of us are stuck in ego and excuse world. Why you “can’t” do this and why you “can’t” do that. “I’m not this enough. I’m not that enough.”

Shut your pie hole and open your eyes, because others are ALREADY doing what you want to achieve! Look around you! Turn on the TV, read a magazine, open a book, look online… There’s no question that whatever you want is possible…

…YOU just need to invest the time and resources to get there.

GOOD NEWS!

Your investment always pays off in the end- IF YOU WANT IT BAD ENOUGH and you’re willing to shut up, put your ego aside, and work with someone who can ACTUALLY get you there.

Think about it. What’s your response when Ryan asks you:

What do you want?

What do you WANT??

I already know it will happen, I know you will win. And I’m always rooting for you! =D

– Shawn B

Shawn-thumbnailAs a sought-after dance choreographer, performer, presenter, coach and entrepreneur, Shawn Byfield’s unique perspective is enjoyed by thousands who dance, train and mentor with him every year. To get your group learning, yearning, movin’ or groovin’… contact Shawn before today ends! Email Shawn@ShawnByfield.com right now.

Say You Like Big Butts? You’ll Love This Big-Ass Birthday Sale

12 Mar

RightNow

Yes it’s my birthday! I usually like to have what I call a Shawnathon this time of year.

Thank you for all your warm birthday wishes, and for putting a smile on my face and supporting dance in Toronto. In exchange, wear a smile on YOUR face and give your butt a big discount on Toronto hip hop dance classes or awesome tap dance classes. This Shawnathon won’t happen again until *maybe* next year!

Only a few hours left…

– Shawn B

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