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,



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! 


DAILY INSPIRATION: Even If You’re Broke…

Daily inspiration and motivation

Daily inspiration and motivation from Shawn Byfield

Some daily inspiration and motivation for you. Even if you’re broke, you can make a difference.

Remember: true value isn’t created by how much money and “stuff” you have. It’s based on your positive relationships with PEOPLE. Sure “stuff” is nice and makes for more fun, but that’s just icing on the cake. Figure out HOW TO HELP OTHERS get what THEY want, and you’ll be rewarded with what YOU want.

Wishing you success today!


Inspiration For Dance AND Life

Today, I was transferring dance videos and files to my external hard drive.  In the process, here’s a quote I found:


It’s a favourite quote of Harold Gregg ( and is now a renewed favourite of mine. He sticks it up on his desk. His advice?

When you read it each day, it will remind you of this: If you develop a business that you really love and are excited about, you will succeed beyond your wildest imaginations, work will become play, money will come in abundance but lose its importance, and someday you’ll wake up and say to yourself, “What other interest can I start developing today?” Then you will realize that you are living the life that you deserve.

The very same insight applies to dance, to art, and to life. Find what it is that you truly love- that thing that excites you- and challenge yourself to commit to improvement. If you do, you’ll be rewarded with inspiration and success.

What’s even more wonderful: Through your actions, you’ll inspire those around you to fulfill their own passions. You’ll be an example of someone taking initiative and following their heart.

As a dance choreographer, dance teacher and performer, I’m just one of many examples that show it’s 100% possible to succeed in life doing something you love.

Never fear failure. We’re all human! Just learn from your mistakes. I’m on my own roller coaster of challenges and mountain climbing. But the higher the mountain, the stronger you will and must become to reach its peak.

We all have personal high points to reach. It will be a climb regardless, so find the route you’ll enjoy most to get there and you’ll hardly notice the trek.

I’m very thankful that my life revolves around my passions. It’s true: Love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life!

– Shawn Byfield