No, I don’t have kids of my own. But I teach enough of them to know that any dollar raised for SICK KIDS HOSPITAL is going to good use. We all have family, friends, and collegues who’ve needed their services. I’m SO proud to announce the young performers of this year’s Toronto International Youth Dance Festival were able to raise exactly $1000 for the hospital, plus extra cash donations from friends and family!! The KIDS did this!
If you thought dance can’t change the world… if you thought kids can’t change the world… you’re WRONG. Our theme of the festival is KIDS HELPING KIDS. Note to dancers: It’s not always about competing and winning stuff. What’s more valuable is using your gift to make a difference in things that actually MATTER.
Just by sharing your passion for dance on stage, you made a difference in someone’s life. I’m very proud of all studios and dancers who participated. You made a difference, and we can’t wait to do more next year.
– Love, Shawn Byfield ❤️