Always Planning for the Future

A toe rise, performed during an acro dance.

Happy Sunday, Everyone!

As always, I’m already thinking ahead to things that I want to do with Dance Daze in the future!  I’m not going to share all of my latest ideas with you (because what would be the fun in that?!), but I will share a few.

First, I’ve decided that we will be having a special Family and Friend Observation Day at Dance Daze at the end of the Fall Term.  Our students have been working (and getting worked!) so hard, and I’m sure they would love to show off some of what they have been learning.  I envision this Observation Day being a performance-style class demonstration, where the students will be able to show off their newly gained skills and improved technique.  This format will also help them further develop their performance qualities to prepare us for spring and fall performances in 2011.  The performance will be open to all family and friends of students, as well as to the communities of Hayward, Castro Valley, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Oakland, and the greater East Bay.  Look out for more information about this Observation Day coming up next month.

Here is an example of what a Class Demonstration can look like:

Second, I’d soon like to offer both a Pre-Professional Program and a Recreational Program to meet the needs of all our students.  The Pre-Professional Program will be for students who wish to pursue a professional career in dance, have a strong passion for the art, and wish to commit to additional hours of training in order to further develop their technique and skills.  There will be a required number of classes for each level of the Pre-Professional Program.  The Recreational Division will be for students who want to dance for fun, increased strength, health, and confidence-boosting, with no desire to pursue a professional career. The Recreational Division will have a suggested number of classes for each level. Entrance into the Pre-Professional Program will occur only by audition or Instructor Recommendation.

Third, I’d like to increase the length of our ballet classes for the Pre-Professional Program!  For classes offered to children ages 9 and up, I would like each class to be 90 minutes.  This means you or your children will be getting an extra 30 minutes of training in each class, for the same price! I think that with all of the information students receive in each class, it simply makes sense to increase the length of class time, so that they actually have a chance to let the information sink in and to ask more questions.  One-hour classical ballet classes are simply too rushed!

That’s all for now!  Thoughts or questions?  LET US KNOW! Drop us a comment on this blog, or email us at DanceDaze1[at]gmail[dot]com!

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Saumirah (Dance Daze Founder and Director)

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