Shawn Byfield award winning choreographer

DO NOT Create Another Theatre Show Until You Read This

Shawn Byfield and cast of award winning musical "i Think i Can"

Shawn Byfield and cast of award winning musical “i Think i Can”

FLASHBACK: That time when I created the #1 musical in Canada with no singers, no band, and not one page of sheet music. And we actually beat We Will Rock You for Outstanding New Musical at the Dora Awards!

Such a blessing and I’m still so grateful.

Here’s an educational post I hope you find useful.

Just recently a friend asked:

“Shawn, how do you get paid for big shows?”

In a nutshell, I develop **multiple streams of income.** Here’s an example of my pay for this one show:

1) as co-writer/creator of the story;
2) pre-production workshops of the ideas and select scenes;
3) to choreograph the whole show;
4) a percentage of every box office ticket sold…

Does everyone get compensation that way?


But because of my unique skill set and tremendous experience and value I bring to the table, I’m in a unique position to accept many revenue sources.

If YOU want to learn how you can do the same, it’s as easy as dropping me a line.

Anything is possible if you’re willing to think WAY outside the box. In fact, just throw away the damn box. STOP copying what everyone else is doing. Research some people who ACTUALLY know what they’re doing and have the success you want, and just LEARN FROM THEM.

Most importantly, encourage yourself and your team to have tons of imagination and #ThinkBIGGER 😉

Did you find the free tips and advice in this post valuable? Leave your comments below, I really do read ’em!

– Shawn B

Shawn Byfield, certified speaker, entertainment authority and entrepreneur

Shawn Byfield, certified speaker, entertainment authority and entrepreneur

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

Today’s Awesome DANCE News Brought To You By…

Today’s dance news is brought to you by two events that make you happier than Pharrell’s song…



Remember that Black Canadian Award I was nominated for, and the event got postponed? Well it’s happening in two weeks! Gahhhh I’m so excited! I’m one of only six dancers across Canada nominated for Best Contemporary Dance Act in the 2014 Black Canadian Awards. Not too shabby.

But I need YOUR help to win. Please vote DAILY here:



It’s that time again! National Tap Dance Day 2014. And I’m having Toronto’s Official super-fun tap dance workshop to celebrate the date, this Saturday. If it weren’t for tap dance, you and I probably wouldn’t have met. True story.

Do tap dancers do it better? Shuffle to this page to find out:

Please share the good news. Both events are time sensitive, so please RUSH OVER to those links faster than a grade 12 student on last day of high school. 😉

Thanks for your support,

– Shawn B