WE LOVE SUMMER CAMP!

Our first week of summer camp wraps up today, and I am so proud of the Dance Daze Team and all of our kids for making it happen! We are keeping the kids SO busy during the day that we’ve gotten multiple reports that little ones who previously had difficulty sleeping are now sleeping through the entire night!

 

As promised, the kids are engaged in several dance classes, yoga, and music classes throughout the week. They are learning choreography from different instructors, the basics of music, the elements of dance, dance vocabulary from different genres of dance, yoga poses, using their voices as instruments, and are being engaged in educational discussions on a regular basis as well.

We are so very grateful to have the opportunity to work with your children this summer! Thank you for entrusting them into our care!

We are working hard to provide them with a memorable, educational, fun, meaningful experience this summer by sharing our passions of movement and music with them.

We can’t wait for you to see us perform on Saturday, July 2nd!

 

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!

Moments for Life at Dance Daze

Check out our newest promo video below! It features a variety of clips from our Dance Daze in Schools classes, of our Dance Daze in the Community Volunteers, and of our Artistic Director, Saumirah McWoodson doing some stretching! We LOVE documenting moments, and we love sharing our moments with you! Thank you, sincerely, for your continued support of Dance Daze.

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.

Dance Daze in the Community

We are excited to announce our new volunteer group: Dance Daze in the Community. Dance Daze in the Community is the newest branch of the Dance Daze organization. It is a team of students and young professionals who regularly donate their time and skills to help others. We will be volunteering in Alameda and throughout the Bay Area at a variety of events throughout this summer and beyond. This group is a great way for young people to do good for the world, socialize, and have fun! You can spot us at different events sporting our fabulous Dance Daze t-shirts! Be on the lookout for Dance Daze in the Community!

(We are currently seeking local and national organizations with whom to partner for this new initiative. Please email outreach@dancedaze.org if your nonprofit organization is seeking volunteers or partnerships for after-school programs.)