MINDSET ADVICE: Try This Game To Hack Your Thinking

This MINDSET MINUTE with Coach Shawn Byfield dives into how we think. Ever played the “What If” game? It opens your mind up to possibilities! Watch this episode to learn more– and discover the game you DON’T want to play. Need an event speaker, dance choreographer or personal coach? Connect with me here.  ALSO: AContinue reading “MINDSET ADVICE: Try This Game To Hack Your Thinking”

How Your Mental Input Affects Your Output

Did you know: What you put IN to your brain determines what comes OUT of it? Watch this for a detailed explanation on how to apply this to the thoughts that might not be helping you! Need an event speaker, dance choreographer or personal coach? Connect with me here.  ALSO: A great resource for danceContinue reading “How Your Mental Input Affects Your Output”

DANCERS: Here’s The Answer To Your Question

The best answer to many of the questions I receive from dancers, parents and teachers is: “Take The Risk!” Great. Now that we got that out of the way, watch this video to best understand how the rest of the conversation applies to YOU… Need an event speaker, dance choreographer or personal coach? Connect withContinue reading “DANCERS: Here’s The Answer To Your Question”

MINDSET LESSON: The 3 Traits Of Pro Students

I’m sure you’ve discovered all serious dancers have something in common… but WHAT is it exactly? Watch this video and I’ll let you in on the secret! Do you have all three? Need an event speaker, dance choreographer or personal coach? Connect with me here.  ALSO: A great resource for dance teachers, students, and danceContinue reading “MINDSET LESSON: The 3 Traits Of Pro Students”

“Be Prepared!” Mindset Advice For Dancers

This is the one where I talk about the Boy Scouts. Are you using their motto to “Be Prepared” for your future dance success? Or are you just wingin’ it? Watch this lesson below and find out what you can do, starting TODAY! Need an event speaker, dance choreographer or personal coach? Connect with meContinue reading ““Be Prepared!” Mindset Advice For Dancers”

DEADLINE JUNE 30th! Toronto International Youth Dance Festival 2019

CALL FOR DANCE STUDIOS: Get ready for the 2019 Toronto International Youth Dance Festival! The annual TIYDF is created to bring youth dancers from all over the world together while celebrating diverse dance and culture through friendly competition and showcase. Toronto International Youth Dance Festival aims to instil the importance of Art, Education, and CommunityContinue reading “DEADLINE JUNE 30th! Toronto International Youth Dance Festival 2019”

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

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 someoneContinue reading “Want To Do What You Love? REALITY: You Don’t Need Permission”

Toronto International Youth Dance Festival Raises Money For Sick Kids

No, I don’t have kids of my own. But I teach enough of them to know that any dollar raised for SICK KIDS HOSPITAL is going to good use. We all have family, friends, and collegues who’ve needed their services. I’m SO proud to announce the young performers of this year’s Toronto International Youth DanceContinue reading “Toronto International Youth Dance Festival Raises Money For Sick Kids”

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”

DO NOT Create Another Theatre Show Until You Read This

FLASHBACK: That time when I created the #1 musical in Canada with no singers, no band, and not one page of sheet music. And we actually beat We Will Rock You for Outstanding New Musical at the Dora Awards! Such a blessing and I’m still so grateful. Here’s an educational post I hope you findContinue reading “DO NOT Create Another Theatre Show Until You Read This”