Dance Competition Is Done… Here’s What To Do NEXT

Congratulations! #DanceCompetition season is over! Here’s what you do NEXT:

➡ ** TEACHERS **

1) LISTEN to the notes
2) SHARE the notes
3) HELP your dancers APPLY the notes

➡ ** PARENTS **

1) LISTEN to the notes
2) SHARE the notes
3) HELP your kiddo APPLY the notes

➡ ** DANCERS **

1) LISTEN to the notes
2) SHARE the notes
3) TAKE ACTION and APPLY the notes

The formula is that simple. Our comments are valuable, but will only change you if you apply our feedback. Do that now. And I’ll see you at the top!

– Shawn Byfield
http://www.ShawnByfield.com

Shawn Byfield leading host speaker and coach

Just Got Off Stage? Why Congratulations Are In Order

Shawn Byfield leading host speaker and coach

Super Congratulations! You Did It!

Ok… So what did you do exactly?

Here’s what you did: You showed up. You got on stage and shared your passion. You should be extremely proud of yourself! Why?

Because sometimes, those nerves suck.

But look- despite being nervous, you did it! You got up there despite feeling shaky, worried, palms & armpits sweating, thinking you might forget something. I get that. Totally normal.

 But Did You Know?

Did you know being on stage is a really big deal?

Did you know that many people are afraid to just speak in front of their best friends? Or afraid to make a toast? Or get up and talk in front of a group in general?

Meanwhile here YOU are, in front of a crowd of a FEW HUNDRED people you’ve never met, being vulnerable, DANCING, sharing something so personal that means the world to you.

I’m so proud! You got up there and showed the world your bravery.

Yes… YOU ARE BRAVE.

Don’t ever forget that. Remind yourself every day when you wake up and before going to bed. It will make a difference in your life, I guarantee it.

Now Here’s Where We Get Deep:

You have a gift. You absolutely, truly do.

And your gift can make a difference. Want some even better news? Everyone around you has a gift, too. I challenge you to use your gift to inspire others to get on the same stage as you.

Part of your purpose is to SHARE that gift with as many people as possible. Yes sometimes that’s scary…

…BUT! What if you could brighten someone else’s day by sharing what YOU love?

How Would That Make You Feel?

Sometimes, it takes Someone Special Like You to inspire a friend to share THEIR gifts. Because who knows…

…One day they may turn to you and say, “Because of you, I CAN. Because of you, I AM BRAVE. And because you YOU, I can’t wait to do more! Thank you for allowing me to be ME.”

Congrats to you. Keep being brave, because you’re making a difference.

Shawn Byfield =)

PS: I love reading your comments, what is a favourite memory you’d like to share, on or off the stage?


Shawn ByfieldAs 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!

How To Win: The BEST PRIZE At Dance Competition

Shawn Byfield, certified public speaker, shares tips for dance competition success.

Shawn Byfield, certified public speaker, shares tips for dance competition success.

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! 


 

Dance Lights Up The Stage At Hamilton24 Festival

Hamilton24 Dance Festival: Shawn Byfield, Jennifer Robichaud and Gary Smith judge competitors

Did you miss the Hamilton24 DANCE festival?

This was the first year the week long festival had a dance competition. Performers were given a short list of requirements, 24 hours in advance- that they must incorporate into a dance routine and compete to win a prize.

It’s amazing to see what creative solutions the dancers presented on stage, given such a short time frame. Solos, duets and groups lit up Hamilton’s Sir John A McDonald stage. Dancers received constructive feedback and encouragement from expert dance judges Gary Smith, Jennifer Robichaud and myself.

A loving round of applause from a small but supportive audience filled the room for each performance. I’m sure with added buzz and publicity support, participants and audience sizes and will grow for next year’s festival.

Congratulations to all the participants. Kudos to Hamilton24 Festival Founder Martinus Geleynse and the passionate creative team behind the scenes. This event enriches Hamilton’s arts and culture, and provides a platform for emerging artists to showcase their craft while connecting with the community.

Hamilton truly does have talent!

– Shawn Byfield

About The Author:

Shawn Byfield (www.ShawnByfield.com) is an award winning choreographer, show director and a leading expert in dance lessons and industry advice. His extremely fun approach to learning is a must for anyone looking to achieve their highest potential through dance.

Future America’s Next Dance Crew Winners?

So could these guys be America’s Next Dance Crew winners in 2009? Season 3 or beyond?

Hmm… I’m sure with enough dance practice they’ll be turning heads and winning the competition no problem. Watch out dance crews… and step yo’ game up!

Here’s footage of my latest superstar dance students. Check out the dance video:

Yup, quite possibly “America’s Next Dance Crew.” Remember, you saw it here first! 🙂

– Shawn B

www.ShawnByfield.com