FLASHBACK: Choreographer Shawn Byfield On Canada’s Smartest Person

Shawn Byfield dance choreography on CBC Television

Shawn Byfield dance choreography on CBC Television

That time Choreographer Shawn Byfield talked about math! Shawn Byfield created tap dance choreography, and was a guest for an episode of CBC’s Canada’s Smartest Person.

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Shawn Byfield dance choreography on CBC Television

Shawn Byfield dance choreography on CBC Television

 

 

Shawn ByfieldAs 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.

Want To Do What You Love? REALITY: You Don’t Need Permission

Shawn Byfield speaks from the stage

Shawn Byfield speaks from the stage.

Want to do what you love? You can!  But you gotta stop asking  other people “can I start now?” before taking a chance on yourself.  The reality is: placing your power in others to give you a green light won’t help you move forward.

Go. Do You.

Make today the day you stop waiting for someone else to give you permission to do what you love! Life is short. Do what you love. I have no regrets and I want you to win!

– Shawn Byfield

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.

Canadian Tap Dancer Wins GOLD MEDAL At Dance World Cup

15 Year Old Tap Dances Circles Around World’s Best, Wins Top Prize At “Olympics Of Dance”

TORONTO, ON – When it comes to dancing, Canadians have the tap bug. Dance student  Lara Renaud wins the top medal for her tap dance solo at this year’s Dance World Cup, held this July in Whistler, BC.

“It’s an incredible accomplishment to win at this event,” says dance expert Shawn Byfield (www.ShawnByfield.com) who’s taught tap dance in Canada for over 25 years. “Countries from around the world send their top students, to compete for the gold medal. It’s just like the Olympics, but for dance.”

Byfield, who is Renaud’s Toronto tap dance teacher, says it’s not easy being a champion. Many dedicated hours, lots of sweat, early mornings, and exhausted feet discourage dancers from reaching this kind of success. But because of Renaud’s love and passion for dance, the work doesn’t dissuade her.

“She’s such a motivated dancer and always rises to a challenge. I’m so very proud of her!”

Over 8,000 dancers globally have competed at Dance World Cup. Dance World Cup is recognized by the International Dance Council, and celebrated its 10th anniversary season at Fairmont Château Whistler Resort.

“When I got off stage, many people and dancers came to say how amazing it was!” shares Lara, excited about her Gold medal win for her tap dance solo. “There were dancers from USA, Mexico, India, China, Russia, Romania, Poland, Gambia, and all Canadian Provinces and Territories.”

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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!
Shawn Byfield hosts the Toronto International Youth Dance Festival

Shawn Byfield hosts the 2016 Toronto International Youth Dance Festival

 
The team has done a super job showcasing diversity in dance, culture and ethnicity the past two years, and there’s even MORE this year. In fact, our organization has set up a CULTURE EXCHANGE. What’s that?
 
Well, I hope you’ve been paying attention to my encouragement to THINK BIGGER lately…
 
…because today, I’m at Canada’s National Ballet School teaching a large private group of bright young students who flew in… FROM BEIJING. How cool is that?! 
 
Come see what the fuss is all about next Friday August 5th, at Toronto City Hall. Event starts at 4:30pm. I’ll be there all night, so be sure to say hi and let’s take a snap together. Most importantly, our next generation of superstar dancers of all cultures would LOVE your support!
– Shawn B
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!