DEADLINE JUNE 30th! Toronto International Youth Dance Festival 2019

Toronto International Youth Dance Festival 2019

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 Community in our daily lives and help youths uncover their full potential artistically and academically.

Toronto International Youth Dance Festival past participants

This is a festival with emphasis on performance, teamwork and fun!!

Open showcase will happen on Aug 2nd, 2019 while the competition portion of our festival takes place on Aug 3rd, 2019.

Also, the event theme is KIDS HELPING KIDS. This is an opportunity to use your love of dance to raise funds for SICK KIDS HOSPITAL. 

DEADLINE TO PARTICIPATE is JUNE 30th.
To register, email:

tiydancefestival@gmail.com

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.

Toronto International Youth Dance Festival Raises Money For Sick Kids

Shawn Byfield and Toronto International Youth Dance Festival present cheque to Sick Kids Hospital.

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 Dance Festival were able to raise exactly $1000 for the hospital, plus extra cash donations from friends and family!! The KIDS did this!

 
If you thought dance can’t change the world… if you thought kids can’t change the world… you’re WRONG. Our theme of the festival is KIDS HELPING KIDS. Note to dancers: It’s not always about competing and winning stuff. What’s more valuable is using your gift to make a difference in things that actually MATTER.
 
Just by sharing your passion for dance on stage, you made a difference in someone’s life. I’m very proud of all studios and dancers who participated. You made a difference, and we can’t wait to do more next year.
– Love, Shawn Byfield ❤️

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 award winning choreographer

DO NOT Create Another Theatre Show Until You Read This

Shawn Byfield and cast of award winning musical "i Think i Can"

Shawn Byfield and cast of award winning musical “i Think i Can”

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 find useful.

Just recently a friend asked:

“Shawn, how do you get paid for big shows?”

In a nutshell, I develop **multiple streams of income.** Here’s an example of my pay for this one show:

1) as co-writer/creator of the story;
2) pre-production workshops of the ideas and select scenes;
3) to choreograph the whole show;
4) a percentage of every box office ticket sold…

Does everyone get compensation that way?

Nope.

But because of my unique skill set and tremendous experience and value I bring to the table, I’m in a unique position to accept many revenue sources.

If YOU want to learn how you can do the same, it’s as easy as dropping me a line.

Anything is possible if you’re willing to think WAY outside the box. In fact, just throw away the damn box. STOP copying what everyone else is doing. Research some people who ACTUALLY know what they’re doing and have the success you want, and just LEARN FROM THEM.

Most importantly, encourage yourself and your team to have tons of imagination and #ThinkBIGGER 😉

Did you find the free tips and advice in this post valuable? Leave your comments below, I really do read ’em!

– Shawn B

Shawn Byfield, certified speaker, entertainment authority and entrepreneur

Shawn Byfield, certified speaker, entertainment authority and entrepreneur

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!