NEWSFLASH! Toronto International Youth Dance Festival Update

(( NEWSFLASH! ))   Next Friday August 5th, I’ll host and judge the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL at Nathan Phillips Square, downtown Toronto. We’re very excited for the event, which I proudly serve on Board of Directors. Woot woot!   The team has done a super job showcasing diversity in dance, culture and ethnicity theContinue reading “NEWSFLASH! Toronto International Youth Dance Festival Update”

What Happens When You End Today Like THIS?

Here’s a key to having a great day, EVERY day… Remind yourself tomorrow IS brand new. #inspiration   As 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’… contactContinue reading “What Happens When You End Today Like THIS?”

How To Win: The BEST PRIZE At Dance Competition

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.Continue reading “How To Win: The BEST PRIZE At Dance Competition”

CONGRATULATIONS Winners! (The Simple, PROVEN, 2 Step Formula For Winning At Everything)

I LOVE hearing good news from my dancers and friends. Just found out one of them made the callback for Argos Cheerleaders! Out of 165 girls fighting to get paid to dance, do community work, and cheer on Toronto’s Grey Cup winning team, she’s in! PLUS: one of my friends, after shadowing me, improving herContinue reading “CONGRATULATIONS Winners! (The Simple, PROVEN, 2 Step Formula For Winning At Everything)”

WOW… Here’s Why ASKHOLES Drive Me Nuts!

Funny, but not funny post. One of the most frustrating people I meet: ASKHOLES. “Someone who continually asks for advice and does nothing with it” If you didn’t know this about me already: I LOVE helping you. I really do. I know I’m a wired encourager and my purpose is to help others achieve their higherContinue reading “WOW… Here’s Why ASKHOLES Drive Me Nuts!”

Who Else Wants To Become A Top Choreographer, Director, Pop Sensation Or Television Celebrity? ** Here’s The SECRET **

DANCERS! Listen. I’m actually quite upset… There’s a whole world of opportunity out there. You can do anything you put your mind to… So Why Is Shawn So Upset? Because too many dancers only aspire to be a “backup dancer” for some artist. That’s their DREAM. And that’s fine… …But why not dream bigger? What’sContinue reading “Who Else Wants To Become A Top Choreographer, Director, Pop Sensation Or Television Celebrity? ** Here’s The SECRET **”

Helping To Build ConfiDANCE in High Schools

A few pics of my students at Newtonbrook High School in Toronto. I’m excited for these dancers. They’ve been working on a piece for a competition in the TDSB. They collaborate on all the choreography themselves, with one student choreographer. Their dance teacher Joanna Perlus and I do nothing but coach & ask questions thatContinue reading “Helping To Build ConfiDANCE in High Schools”

BDX Toronto July Update

NEW Blogsite, facebook fridays and more stuff! Pay attention to the AWESOME. http://www.BDXstudio.com

New BDX Studio Blogsite!

Take a look… The brand-new Blogsite for Byfield Dance Experience is a go! I’m a bit slow, but slow and steady wins the race right? Your new BDX home away from home is finally: “Fully automated… and unstoppable.” – Miriam McColl in i Think i Can Why a “Blogsite?” instead of a regular website, youContinue reading “New BDX Studio Blogsite!”

INSPIRATION: Dance Experience Magazine – SPRING 2011

Dance Experience Magazine – SPRING 2011 is here! Click the PASSION cover image above to get the magazine. Starting now, we’ll be sharing our PASSIONS for life, dance and friendships on a seasonal basis. DXM always has current news, useful tips, motivating words of wisdom, and personal interviews that you’ll relate to. This month… ANDContinue reading “INSPIRATION: Dance Experience Magazine – SPRING 2011”