๐Ÿ”ฅ This ONE Action Of Successful Dancers Will Improve Your Game At Your Next Competition

Attention Dance Parents:

๐Ÿ”ฅ This will almost certainly make or break your dancers’ experience as a high-performing competitor…

Because there’s one action ALL successful dancers, performers and artists do before getting on stage that the unsuccessful don’t…

Dance Judge Shawn Byfield's Pre-Comp Masterclass is for competitive dancers, teachers and parents
Shawn Byfield’s Pre-Comp Masterclass for competitive dancers, teachers and parents

Here’s A Quick Story

๐ŸŽฏ Here’s a quick story and lesson:

I was Adam Sandler’s private movement coach for the movie PIXELS. ๐ŸŽฎ Worked with him on set for a few days.

One day in his trailer I’m teaching him how to do the moonwalk. He asks:

“Shawn, what do you think? Am I ready?” To which I replied:

“You’re better, but no… You’re not there yet.” ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Here’s The Lesson

๐ŸŽฏ LESSON: The one action all successful performers do is get pro advice BEFORE a performance.

โœ… Whether it’s singing a song before an award show, filming a scene in a movie, or in your case- dancing on stage at competition.

โœ… The performers we admire understand the importance of getting professional insight BEFORE showtime.

โœ… As I said before, this can make or break your experience as a competitive dancer. If you don’t want to be one of the 99% of dancers who fail, grab a spot at my LIVE Pre-Comp Masterclass this Saturday.

I’ll share unconventional wisdom you can apply immediately! It’s online. Watch from your cellphone, just like what you’re doing right now.

Here’s what you gotta do:

– Shawn Byfield ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ

Dance Adjudicator Shawn Byfield's's Pre-Comp Masterclass
Shawn Byfield’s Pre-Comp Masterclass for competitive dancers

Shawn Byfield is an award-winning choreographer, expert adjudicator and international dance authority. He’s a veteran performer, knowledgeable instructor, and passionate about encouraging dancers to dream big. Learn more at: http://www.DanceJudge.ca/dance-competition-webinar

#dancecompetitions #dancecompetition #torontodance #kelownadance #calgarydance #pentictondance #vancouverdance #winnipegdance #mississaugadance #edmontondance #saskatoondance #ontariodance #halifaxdance #ottawadance #ottawadancers #torontodancers #vancouverdancer #danceteachers #danceteacher #danceteacherlife #dancemomlife

๐ŸŽฏ This Competitive Dance Webinar Gives You Secret Tips BEFORE Dance Competition

“Mind-Blowing Concept, I Know”

As a dance competition judge (I prefer the term “Adjudicator”) I’m so excited to share my Pre-Comp Masterclass with you!

Shawn Byfield’s Pre-Comp Masterclass gives dance competition tips before dancing on stage.

This is big news! Because as a competitive dancer, you’re going to learn so much that is NOT common.

This masterclass is a webinar, completely online. Dance lovers can learn from anywhere and you don’t even have to leave your house.

It’s the best way to start your Saturday. Isn’t that cool?

Saturday August 27th

10:00am PT / 1:00pm EST

Get Details And Register

The advice I’ll share will help everyone have an improved competitive dance season, so don’t keep us to yourself! Please SHARE WITH EVERY competitive dancer you know.

Shawn Byfield

๐Ÿ“Œ Adult Tap Dance Classes Shuffle In To Kelowna

Kelowna tap dance classes for adults and youth coming soon

KELOWNA, BC: Whether you used to tap dance and haven’t in a while, are a competitive tap dancer looking to improve your skills, or you can’t even spell the word TAP and you’re a complete beginner, Canadian dance choreographer Shawn Byfield has you covered.

Originally from Toronto Canada, Byfield left the hustle and grind of the big city for a more relaxed Okanagan lifestyle.

But living in Kelowna hasn’t slowed his passion for the arts. Shawn is looking for new students who want to learn how to tap dance, or want to level up their current skills.

Dance Choreographer Shawn Byfield will start tap dance lessons at Kelowna’s Rotary Centre For The Arts.

Tap Dancing Is Great For Social Connections

Not only is tap dancing a great physical and mental workout, it’s a wonderful way to be social and make new friends.

“Tap dancing changed my life!” states Byfield, who recently got married to a tap dance lover like himself. “I met my wife through this art form. What else could be better?!”

If you’ve been wishing for more tap dance in your life, brush off your shoes and add your name to the waitlist. Who knows, maybe you’ll meet your new bestie or dance partner like Shawn did.

Join the Kelowna Tap Dance Waitlist and get ready to add some rhythm in your step!

COMPETITIVE DANCERS: This Is The Summer Dance Intensive YOU NEED In Your Life

Byfield Dance Intensive in Kelowna This Summer!

ATTENTION: Okanagan Dance Parents and Competitive Dancers

Shawn Byfield here! Welcome to an AWESOME summer dance intensive in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

Byfield Dance Intensive is for competitive, dance-loving teens aged 13-19 who want to rise to a challenge, feel good about their choices, and feel better about THEMSELVES.

The past few years have taken a mental and physical toll on our dancers, which has led to a decrease in self esteem. This 3 day summer dance intensive boosts confidence in dancers, while giving a physical challenge that prepares participants with REAL SKILLS needed for a fulfilling career in the arts.

If this resonates with you or your dancer, and you currently dance in Kelowna, Vancouver, Summerland, Penticton, Lake Country or other areas of the Okanagan, read all the information here.

This dance intensive could be EXACTLY what you’ve been looking for!

– Shawn B

Shawn Byfield’s Dance Intensive in Kelowna Helps Competitive Dancers Regain Confidence!

The 2 Types of Interference Dancers Put On Themselves

Shawn Byfield Dance Intensive coming aoon

Here’s todays DEEP THOUGHT ๐Ÿค”

Sometimes, just like football, we let interference stop the play. โ›” What’s “Interference” you ask? Read on…

Interference in football is a penalty ๐Ÿšฉ when an opposing player illegally blocks you from catching the football. ๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ Like when a player pulls your jersey, grabs your helmet, or trips you on purpose.

Does This Happen To You?

Sometimes, we create our OWN interference. Yup, we block our own pass. ๐Ÿ˜”

And then we wonder why we’re not getting the touchdown we wanted? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ It’s because we’re getting in our own way!

There’s 2๏ธโƒฃ forms of interference we create ourselves:

โŽ One is mental interference, things we tell ourselves.

โŽ The other is physical interference, stuff like our phones, TV, and other distractions.

Byfield Dance Intensive Helps You Get The Touchdown

A summer dance intensive you won’t want to miss

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ On August 5th, 6th and 7th, I’m running BYFIELD DANCE INTENSIVE. One of the conversations will be HOW to stop getting in our own way. HOW to stop creating our own interference that prevents us from dancing at our fullest, and living our best life. โค๏ธ

I have three (3) full and immersive days of dance, growth and inspiration waiting for you! Only in Kelowna, British Columbia.

If you’re a loving dance parent, or a teen competitive dancer and this resonates with you, check out this summer dance intensive. Join us!

– Shawn Byfield

FACTS: Your LENS Determines How You See The World

Shawn Byfield Motivational Monday


Just like a photographer, we all see the world differently based on the LENS we choose.
โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
Let’s keep this simple:

๐Ÿ”Ž How YOU see things isn’t always how someone else sees things, simply because you don’t have the same lens.

๐Ÿ”Ž Sometimes, we’re STUCK seeing things one way. Because we only have one lens in our arsenal in which to see the world.

๐Ÿ”Ž And sometimes, that lens gets dirty! Because of what we watch, what we read, and who we spend time with.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
If you’re looking for a way to change how to see things, I’d suggest intentionally looking for what’s right, what’s good, and what’s possible in the world.
โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
It’s not easy. And it’s not the only way. But it’s a start!
โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
It’s true: When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
– Shawn Byfieldโ €โ €โ €
โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
#Kelowna #kelownaliving #kelownabusiness #kelownalife #kelownalifestyle #kelownasmallbusiness #dancekelowna #kelownadance #kelownadancers #kelownaentrepreneur #okanaganlife #okanaganlifestyle #okanaganbusiness #kelownaevents #dancestudio #dancestudioowner

How Do You Make Things Work Out? Here’s The Answer You Didn’t Expect…

Read that again. โ˜โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
There’s absolutely no doubt this was a tough, challenging year for myself personally. I’m certain it’s been a challenge for you also.


There have been so many wonderful highlights in this year. Like new blessings, renewed opportunities I had or didn’t make time for, and a much needed PAUSE to reflect on other things I unconsciously and unintentionally take for granted.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
Plus- my “Pivotability” has improved 10 fold! โ™ป๏ธ

If 2020 taught me anything, it can be simply summed up in one word… โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
…RESILIENCE. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
They say when the going gets tough, the _____ ____ _____. Even when it sucks. Even when it seems impossible to win.

2020 threw (and landed) some surprising punches. They hit HARD. If you’re feeling bruised, battered, confused, and dizzy with uncertainty, so am I. But I choose to keep fighting, and going for all 10 rounds.โ €
โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
Put your dukes up! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
Because the ONLY way 2020 wins is if we quit! It won’t win without a fight. SO DON’T QUIT! Let’s whoop ass the rest of this year.
โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
ROLL CALL: Who’s fighting with me?

MINDSET ADVICE: Try This Game To Hack Your Thinking

This MINDSET MINUTE with Coach Shawn Byfield dives into how we think. Ever played the “What If” game? It opens your mind up to possibilities!

Watch this episode to learn more– and discover the game you DON’T want to play.

Need an event speaker, dance choreographer or personal coach? Connect with me here. 

ALSO: A great resource for dance teachers, students, and dance lovers of all ages, watch The DanceBUG Show every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm EST, or stream on your DanceBUG app.

How Your Mental Input Affects Your Output

Did you know: What you put IN to your brain determines what comes OUT of it?

Watch this for a detailed explanation on how to apply this to the thoughts that might not be helping you!

Dance Coach Shawn Byfield teaches how input affects your output

Need an event speaker, dance choreographer or personal coach? Connect with me here. 

ALSO: A great resource for dance teachers, students, and dance lovers of all ages, watch The DanceBUG Show every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm EST, or stream on your DanceBUG app.

MINDSET TIPS: What’s A Team Quest, Anyway?

What the heck is a “Team Quest” anyway? This video below explains what that means, and how it can help your dance team- using characters and plot from my favourite movie!

(And if you haven’t seen it, watch it on your TV tonight because it’s the best, and you’ll love the romance)

Need an event speaker, dance choreographer or personal coach? Connect with me here.ย 

ALSO: A great resource for dance teachers, students, and dance lovers of all ages, watch The DanceBUG Show every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm EST, or stream on your DanceBUG app.