Spark Dance Competition Lights Up The Stage- Just In Time For The Holidays

Shawn Byfield, leading choreographer & speaker judges Spark Dance Competition

Shawn Byfield, leading choreographer & speaker judges Spark Dance Competition

Spark Dance Competition 2013

A few shots from the semi finals of Spark Show Production’s dance talent contest at Market Village in Markham. My Toronto dance studio Byfield Dance Experience is one of the prestigious sponsors for the event, and I’m one of the judges for the competition.

The finals are Saturday December 7th (TOMORROW) at CNTV Theatre, and the event is huge. How huge?

One of the prizes is a 5 day cruise in the Bahamas. That huge. Check out Spark Dance Competition on facebook to see behind the scenes video. And below are some shots from official photographer Paul Yang.

Sending positive energy, focus and determination to all the participants. Such a great dance event to start the holidays!

Shawn Byfield gives motivating feedback during Spark Dance Competition

Shawn Byfield gives motivating feedback during Spark Dance Competition

Shawn Byfield with Spark Dance Competition judges

Shawn Byfield with Spark Dance Competition judges

Shawn Byfield tap dance choreographer

Shawn Byfield tap dance choreographer performs

Spark Dance Competition

Toronto Dance Auditions – PRE AUDITION NOTICE

Shawn Byfield dance choreography & production

Shawn Byfield dance choreography & production

**ATTENTION DANCERS**

I have gigs & performance opportunities coming up that I’ll need talent for. I need performers who can do MORE than one style, and will hold a Toronto dance audition sometime next few weeks. If you only take hip hop, this is not for you. Not interesting. And yes, I will give preference to people that I see taking class regularly.

Know what’s interesting? If you can act, emcee, tap dance, play percussion or at least have music training, turn well on both sides, have great flexibility, can tumble, jazz dance, have super stamina, work a DSLR camera AND do hip hop. Notice hip hop is the *bottom* of the list.

SIDEBAR: Totally serious, my next show I’ll need almost all those skills… My last production had a super talented cast who could act as a character, improvise on the spot AND tap dance! And that original production received 5 Dora Award nominations, including winning the Outstanding New Musical award which beat Mirvish’s We Will Rock You.

Just a heads up! So dancers, you NEED to be a versatile performer, or have a completely unique skill set, like a performer in Cirque du Soleil. You can’t be a one trick pony. And if you’re planning to take one class last minute then expect to nail an audition… it doesn’t work that way! BE PREPARED. GET TO CLASS. Get your resumes and headshots DONE.

Reality is, I can help you prepare in advance for everything you need. Classes, coaching, headshots… Let’s see who actually contacts me? Will keep you posted on my website http://www.ShawnByfield.com

Toronto Hip Hop For Hope Dance Workshop Info 2012

Shawn Byfield at Toronto Hip Hop For Hope Dance Workshop 2012

Shawn Byfield at Toronto Hip Hop For Hope Dance Workshop 2012

Hip Hop For Hope is here again! The day of hip hop dance workshops is to help raise money for Princess Margaret Hospital. Our dear friend Kristal Wei is a dancer and cancer survivor.

Mariano Abarca and Andrew “Pyro” Chung will be leading amazing classes. And yes, I’ll be teaching a class as well. Personally, I can’t wait to dance with these boys, they’re an inspiration and fantastic instructors in Toronto.

$20 for the day lets you use your passion for dance to help countless other lives. Registration is 1pm, location is on the flyer above. Go to the Hip Hop For Hope website for more info. See you there,

– Shawn B

Shawn Byfield at Hip Hop For Hope Toronto

Shawn Byfield at Hip Hop For Hope Toronto