Dance Daze, Inc.
We’re crazy about dance!
In 2010, dancer and educator Saumirah McWoodson founded Dance Daze, Inc. as a dance education and youth development organization with a mission of challenging, inspiring, educating, and empowering children and youth through training in the art of dance in safe, structured, family-friendly environments where our work is our passion.
This mission allowed Saumirah to bring high-quality dance programs to children in New York, Washington, D.C., throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and, most recently, in the Greater Sacramento Area of California. She did this by bringing engaging, curriculum-based dance programs to children at shared studio spaces for Dance Daze, Inc. and at public and charter schools through our nonprofit sister company, Dance Daze in Schools, for over a decade. Her work with Dance Daze in Schools also allowed Saumirah to partner with colleges and universities (such as Saint Mary’s College of California and UC Berkeley) to develop paid service learning internships for college students who received dance educator training while bringing dance programs to children at elementary schools.
In March of 2020, at the start of the pandemic, Saumirah quickly pivoted her work with Dance Daze, Inc. and began developing physical and digital products to support dancers and dance educators.
Today, Saumirah is focused on her work as the co-founder and CEO of Dance Daze Dance Boards, a product-based business focused on celebrating color, creativity, and diversity through the medium of selling handmade portable dance floors for recreational and pre-professional ballet dancers and tap dancers. Meanwhile, Dance Daze, Inc. remains the parent company for Dance Daze in Schools, Dance Daze Dance Boards, and the Dance Daze® trademark.
Please visit the links below to learn more about Dance Daze, Inc. and our new and old, physical and digital, free and paid products and services.
Dance Daze Dance Boards
We design handmade portable dance floors for recreational and pre-professional ballerinas and tap dancers! Our portable sprung dance floors can be used on a variety of surfaces, including carpet and grass. We love color, creativity, dancing outdoors, and doing good for the world.
Dance Daze Story Time
In March of 2020, at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Saumirah immediately jumped into creating free educational dance content for her students and for kids and parents anywhere who were able to access the Internet. One of the ways she did this was by recording herself reading dance-themed books for kids. Click below to watch the videos!
Dance Daze At Home Challenge
As soon as she realized that the Covid-19 pandemic would last longer than a couple of weeks, Saumirah jumped into creating free educational content for kids. Part of this content included the #DanceDazeAtHomeChallenge. Click the link below to access the videos and resources!
We are going to work to make the nearly 100 classes, designed for children ages 3 to 10, that we recorded between March of 2020 and February of 2021 available here over the next several months. (We will hopefully have these classes uploaded by the end of 2022, but that’s a lot of uploading time, so we will do our best and see what happens!) Stay tuned!
Over the past 10+ years, Saumirah McWoodson has developed dozens of dance education resources for children, dance educators, and parents. We will continue to have more resources available to you here as we update this site. Click the link below for free and paid dance education resources for children, teachers, and parents.