New Location on National Dance Day 2011!

We had a great time in our first classes at our new location–Bladium Sports and Fitness Club in Alameda. At our new location, we now have the use of 3 mirrored walls in each studio, twice as much space, and even floating sub-floors, which are great for our dancers!

We currently have limited class times available, as we would like to build up our classes before adding more. However, if we get at least 4 students to register for one class, we will add that class to our schedule!

Thank you for staying with us as we grow! Looking forward to seeing you in class!

PS: HAPPY NATIONAL DANCE DAY! :)

Navigating Dance Daze

Good Morning Everyone!

If you have not yet visited Dance Daze for a class, you may not know what we mean when we say we are “located within Bridgehead Studio.” Bridgehead is a huge building that many artists share. The main Dance Daze studio is located upstairs, and when we have classes with 8 or more toddlers or 6 or more children/adults or for any tap dance classes, we use one of the larger downstairs studios.

A Dance Daze Parent suggested that we post more signs around the building to help new parents and students navigate their way to our studio more easily–so we did! Look out for the signs below upon arriving at 2516 Blanding Avenue if you are searching for Dance Daze! We hope these help you find us more easily!

 

Also, we do keep business cards, postcards, and fliers on the table in the foyer. Feel free to grab one or a few and pass them out to your friends or leave them at your child’s school! We’d appreciate it!

New Rates and Updates!

The jabbawockeez: a hip-hop dance crew from Ca...

Happy New Year!

CLASSES ARE STARTING!

In case you didn’t know, Dance Daze classes begin this week! We’ll be having our first classes of 2011 both at our studio and at our partner schools, so make sure you’re getting enrolled and getting set up with the Dance Daze in Schools Program today!

FIRST CLASS IS ONLY 10 BUCKS!

In other news: Remember our Thankful for Dance Promotion, when we announced that all fist-time drop in classes through January 3rd would only be $10.00? Well, we’ve decided to extend that offer UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! In other words, ALL first-time drop in classes are now only 10 bucks. Every drop in class after that will still be the regular $18.00, though, so it’s better to become a Registered Member and take classes with us regularly!

CHILDREN’S HIP HOP ON WEDNESDAY AT 4:30!

This Wednesday, January 5th, we’ll be having Children’s Hip Hop from 4:30 to 5:30 pm at our studio in Alameda. This will be a great class for beginning pre-teen dancers, ages 9 to 12. We hope to see you there!

Yoga Classes at Dance Daze

Hatha Yoga Video Lunge Pose - Hanurasana

Yoga has many benefits for dancers, such as increased strength, balance, flexibility, turnout, and stamina. Purifying the body from toxins, relieving stress, and improved circulation are additional benefits.

We at Dance Daze always want to offer a variety of beneficial classes to our students, and we think yoga will be a great new addition! As of January 2011, we will be adding yoga to our class schedule.

Our yoga classes will include:

Baby Yoga for toddlers and preschoolers and Beginning Yoga for children, teens, and adults.  In their Baby Yoga class, our youngest ones will learn toddler-friendly yoga poses. Each class will be enhanced with songs, stories, and games. Children’s Beginning Yoga will allow kids to learn yoga poses through acting out a fun, imaginative story. Teen/Adult Yoga will include yoga poses and balances, cardio aerobics, and core-strengthening exercises.

In addition to our new yoga classes, we will also be starting a monthly Nutrition and Weight Training series in the New Year! These classes will be taught by a healthcare professional and a professional trainer. Keep following us for more details!

Dance Daze Fairy Tale: A True Story

Once upon a time, there was a brand new dance program in Alameda, California called Dance Daze. It was founded by Saumirah McWoodson, an extremely zestful dancer and educator who had been dancing all over the place since she was 5 years old. Saumirah loved dancing so much that when she grew up, she decided to study ballet in New York City! She became an American Ballet Theatre Certified Teacher and was so eager to teach dance to children, teens, and adults that she started her own program!

The Dance Daze studio was located within Bridgehead Studio, at 2516 Blanding Avenue in Alameda. The street, like its name suggests, was pretty bland, but the beautiful mosaic on the outside of the building made it sparkle like the diamond it was!

Dance Daze - 2516 Blanding Avenue

 

Slowly, but surely, tons and tons of students of all ages began taking classes at Dance Daze. A trip to the Dance Daze studio was always exciting for everyone, especially because of all the gorgeous art on the walls that was often changing!

Hallway

 

There was a big studio downstairs in the building that Dance Daze students used for large classes of about 10 or more people, but students usually started off taking classes in the smaller studio upstairs. The hardwood floor was simply gorgeous.

Dance Daze Small Studio

 

Parents liked the upstairs studio because there was a comfortable waiting area inside and a lovely rooftop patio outside where they could lay out while their children were in class!

Patio

 

Saumirah somehow eventually got everyone she knew to fall into a dance daze with her! (Maybe it was because she was so dedicated to keeping the world up-to-date with Dance Daze via Facebook and Twitter!) Within a few years, Dance Daze classes were taught all over the United States of America! Many of Saumirah‘s students became professional dancers when they grew up and made enormous amounts of money doing what they loved. Saumirah was happy that she got to pursue her two biggest passions of dance and education and spread them throughout the land. (This made her smile even more than normal, even in her old age.)

Despite all of their crazy successes in life, neither Saumirah nor her students ever forgot about their early experiences that all started when they first walked down the halls of Dance Daze, and they all lived happily ever after.

Exit Sign

 

THE END