“This Is Impossible?” Here’s The Single Question To Ask To Get Started

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. It all comes down to one word: DESIRE. ✨
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The question “Is it even possible?” then becomes: “How bad do you want it?”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Because if you have an unruly fire burning 🔥🔥 within you, and your desire is big enough, you’ll figure out how to make it happen.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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* I’M POSSIBLE! *

– Shawn Byfield⠀⠀
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Toronto Kids Fashion Week – This Is A Thank You!

Shawn Byfield emcee for Toronto Kids Fashion Week

ATTENTION TO ALL TKFW models, designers, cast and crew:
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Give yourself a round of applause! 👏🏾👏🏾

Shawn Byfield emcee shares a moment at Toronto Kids Fashion Week

Congratulations on this third season of @lovetkfw Toronto Kids Fashion Week.

And, I’d like to say a heartfelt  THANK YOU for having me as your emcee for TKFW. I had a blast, and hope you did too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
BTW: that “walk” down the runway made both my knees sore 😂

Did you attend TKFW? What was your favourite experience or moment at Toronto Kids Fashion Week?

– Shawn Byfield 🎤

(Email me here)

Canada’s Favourite Dance Competition Adjudicator

Shawn Byfield Canada’s favourite dance competition adjudicator

I was called “Favourite dance competition adjudicator” recently, and I think I like it!

UPDATE

I’M ALREADY running out of weekends. See below:
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⛔ April is completely booked
⚠️ Limited availability March⠀⠀
⚠️ Limited availability May
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Let your favourite Dance Competition know your favourite dance adjudicator and emcee is running out of slots! Available to judge dance competitions all across Canada.

– Shawn Byfield

(Email me here)

Photo: Violeta Creative

Don’t Be Afraid To Stretch Regularly – Here’s Why

Shawn Byfield encourages you to stretch regularly, in more ways than one.
Shawn Byfield encourages you to stretch regularly, in more ways than one.

STRETCH! Yes it’s important to stretch physically, and regularly. But it’s even more important to stretch your capabilities.

The sad but true reality is, the majority of people around you stopped stretching once they graduated from school. And when we stop stretching… we stop growing.

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If you want to grow anything, don’t fall into the usual trap of limiting creativity because other people did/do it a certain way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🏹 Don’t be afraid to push boundaries. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🏹 Don’t be afraid to challenge the norm.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🏹 Don’t be afraid to stretch your limits. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The more you stretch the bow, the further the arrow shoots! 🎯 

What will you stretch this week?

– Shawn Byfield (Contact me here)

The #1 Way Dance Teachers Save BIG On Travel

Attention Dance Teachers:

Hotels and vacations costing too much? Here’s the reality…

It’s common knowledge people who work in the travel industry don’t pay what we pay. Dancers spend a fortune on hotels for conventions, competitions and vacations, yet unfortunately we don’t get any savings from the hospitality industry.

But finally!

Now there’s GREAT NEWS… http://www.HotelsForDancers.com is your free link to travel savings! This exclusive service gives you access to deeper discounts often not found anywhere else.

The best part? This service is 100% FREE.

Inbox me now for your 100% free link and get LIFETIME ACCESS to savings. Inbox NOW at http://www.HotelsForDancers.com

– Shawn Byfield

The #1 Way Dance Teachers Save Big On Travel
The #1 Way Dance Teachers Save Big On Travel

ATTENTION LEARNERS: Five Lessons From My Intense Week

The past few days have been insanity. From emceeing Toronto International Youth Dance Festival, creating a new business, leading dance workouts, teaching tap dance and hip hop classes, plus choreographing six pieces for dance competition… my plate (and brain) are extremely busy.

For you learners out there, 🎓 here’s five lessons from my intense week:

  1. DETAILS. Paying a little attention can make a massive difference!
  2. “I can’t” is not an answer. Just try. “I can’t” is the most self-defeating word in the English language. Just TRY! What if you can? What if what you think is impossible, IS possible? Shouldn’t you at least find out?
  3. What you focus on expands. What you think about, you bring about.
  4. Stay hydrated. Make time for water breaks.
  5. Don’t be so focused on the steps that you forget to actually DANCE.

What else can you add to this list?

– Shawn Byfield

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TAKIN’ACTION Podcast: Robert Debartolo and Shawn Byfield

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Robert Debartolo and Shawn Byfield with the TAKIN’ACTION Podcast

Here’s the story:
 
Robert and I have candid conversations almost weekly about growth, life, obstacles, and motivation to keep moving forward. So we said “why don’t we just record our conversations and make a podcast?”
 
So… we did.
 
 
Enjoy our unscripted, bite sized chats from two biz brothers, live from “Studio 500” directly to your eardrum. Hopefully our chats will be useful to help you move forward and TAKE ACTION toward your dreams.
 
Thank you for listening! Listen to the TAKIN’ACTION podcast and let us know what you think? 🙏
– Shawn Byfield
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Here’s What To Do When A Setback Smacks You

DEALING WITH A SETBACK?

It’s true: They suck.

The crappy part of life WILL happen, to everyone. Stop, and take whatever time you need to recognize and embrace all the crappy feels that go with it.

But there’s Hope! Because when you’re ready, a time WILL come when you wake up, and decide you want to keep moving forward.

Don’t force it, it WILL come. When that time arrives, don’t let your circumstances determine your decisions… let your DECISIONS determine your circumstances.
Your future can be whatever you choose to make it. Because what happens in the trenches that determines how you get to the mountaintop.

You got this!

– Shawn B


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

All Smiles At Toronto Dora Mavor Moore Awards

All smiles at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards! What’s the Doras you ask?

Just like the Tony Awards, or the Academy Awards, Toronto has an awards event run by TAPA. The Doras recognize theatre, opera, and dance professionals on and off the stage.If you didn’t know, the secret is out… I’m a Juror for this past season. What do I do? Just like members of The Academy Awards watch all the films, I personally attend all the registered shows, provide feedback, and go through a voting process, which determines whether or not your show gets nominated for a Dora Award. It’s a time consuming job… but hey, someone’s gotta do it!It was my pleasure serving such an incredibly gifted community. Congratulations to EVERY show nominated! Keep making art. You are beautiful. You deserve the applause. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next. 🎭#doras2019 👊🏾- Shawn Byfield

DEADLINE JUNE 30th! Toronto International Youth Dance Festival 2019

Toronto International Youth Dance Festival 2019
Toronto International Youth Dance Festival 2019

CALL FOR DANCE STUDIOS:

Get ready for the 2019 Toronto International Youth Dance Festival!

The annual TIYDF is created to bring youth dancers from all over the world together while celebrating diverse dance and culture through friendly competition and showcase. Toronto International Youth Dance Festival aims to instil the importance of Art, Education, and Community in our daily lives and help youths uncover their full potential artistically and academically.

Toronto International Youth Dance Festival past participants

This is a festival with emphasis on performance, teamwork and fun!!

Open showcase will happen on Aug 2nd, 2019 while the competition portion of our festival takes place on Aug 3rd, 2019.

Also, the event theme is KIDS HELPING KIDS. This is an opportunity to use your love of dance to raise funds for SICK KIDS HOSPITAL. 

DEADLINE TO PARTICIPATE is JUNE 30th.
To register, email:

tiydancefestival@gmail.com