Hula Hoopin’ in Creative Movement

We tried hula hoops in our Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet class for the first time last week! The kids seemed to really enjoy this new prop.

We decided to incorporate hula hoops into the lesson plan on Saturday because we will be having a “theme,” or a specific focus, each month. This month, we are focusing on colors and shapes–noticing colors and shapes of items we use throughout class followed by a class of creating similar shapes with our bodies. We think this new structure will allow us to bring fun items to each class with an educational purpose for the students. For the last 5 to 10 minutes of each class, we will be using fun props that relate to our monthly theme! But don’t worry–we still make time for a warm-up activity, static stretching, ballet fundamentals, traveling dance movements, and free dance in each class!

We hope your children love the new variety in class!

Toddler Yoga – A Success!

We are delighted to report that the re-launch of our Toddler Yoga Child & Caregiver class was a complete success! We had a small group of 4 students and parents, and the class instructor provided a wonderful blend of yoga poses, stretching, and fun sing-a-long movement time for the children. What I loved best about the class was the well-planned variety! Toddlers were able to try most of the movements on their own, but some required parent participation. Also, there were times when the children were able to be independent, while still maintaining a feeling of attachment to their parents. (e.g., the children crawling from one side of the room toward their parents on the other side of the room). And in case you’re wondering: If all the movements are done full-out, parents will get a nice workout in from this class too!

We hope to see you next Saturday at 10:00 am! We purchased brand new yoga mats for our next class, and we can’t wait for you to use them!

Call us at: (510) 523-2568 x2 or email info@dancedaze.org to enroll in this class!

Summer Child and Caregiver Class

We will be starting up a new Preschool Yoga and Movement Child & Caregiver class on Saturday, June 4th at 10:00 am! The class is designed for children between the ages of 2 and 4 to interact with their caregivers and their peers in a safe, fun environment, where they will feel comfortable to move and explore.

The class will run for 45 minutes each Saturday from 10:00 am to 10:45 am. The cost for Dance Daze Members is $60 per month. Non-Members may sample the first class for $10, and each class after the first is $18 per class.

To register for this class, please call us at 510-523-2568 or email info@dancedaze.org. You may also pay for this class online in advance by utilizing a secure online payment system.

Preschool Tap Class

We’ve been having a blast in our Preschool Tap Class on Saturdays from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm!

In this class, we explore sounds and rhythms, play games to help us with our counting, and move and groove to everything from big band jazz music to children’s sing-a-long favorites!

If you’re in need of a pair of tap shoes, you can order some from Discount Dance Supply, and use our discount code TP40556 to receive 10% off your purchase! If you’d prefer to grab some tap shoes from a local store, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to see the local dancewear supply stores we recommend!

Remember: This class is just $40 per month for the first child and $34 per month for the second child in the family! A GREAT deal for quality training!

REGISTER TODAY!

New Preschool Tap Class

We’ve been having so much fun in our Saturday morning Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet class, that we’ve decided to add another class! We are now offering a Beginning Tap class for children ages 3 to 5 on Saturdays from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm.

 

 

Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet (45 minutes)

  • Ages 3 to 5
  • Saturdays, 11:00 am to 11:45 am
  • $60 per month for 1 class per week

Beginning Tap (30 minutes)

  • Ages 3 to 5
  • Saturdays, 11:45 am to 12:15 pm
  • $40 per month for 1 class per week

 

We hope your little ones will stay for both classes! Looking forward to seeing you next week!