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!


Find Dance Daze at the AAUW 2011 Summer Camp Fair

On Sunday, March 13th, we’ll be tabling at the AAUW Summer Camps and Programs Fair! You can stop by our table to see a fabulous display and pick up lots of materials about Dance Daze and our 2011 Summer Dance Camps! You can even register for Camp on the spot!

The AAUW is the leading organization in the U.S. that advocates equity for women and girls. Founded in 1881, there are now more than 100,000 AAUW members and donors nationwide. AAUW has over 1,000 chapters and over 500 university partners as well. All food sales at the fair will benefit the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund, which works to combat gender discrimination in higher education and the workplace.

The event is located at the Scottish Rite Center at 1547 Lakeside Drive in Oakland (across from Lake Merritt). And ADMISSION IS FREE!!!!

Be sure to stop by our table and say hi!


Thank You, Alameda!

Flag of City of Alameda

Since our first full month at our current location in Alameda was December of 2010, we’re excited and grateful that we’ve gotten so much interest in just a few weeks!

We’re also ecstatic that we’re finally reaching our audience through our favorite outlet–SOCIAL MEDIA!  In the past two weeks, almost everyone who’s contacted us about classes heard of us either through Twitter or Yelp!  (Thanks so much for that awesome first Yelp Review, by the way!!!  We really appreciate it.)  We’re also really pleased that people have been making use of our newly added Contact Form. The form is really great for helping us get a clearer idea of what you’re seeking in a dance studio, even before our first conversation.

Martha Graham said, “Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery.” In the same vein, discovering is all we’re doing right now! We’re excited to discover if Dance Daze is a good match for what you’re seeking in a dance program and if you’re a good match for us as well. We’re discovering the best ways to reach our audience and our future students! We’re discovering so much, and we’re glad that you’re part of our journey.

Since you’ve delved into the Dance Daze experience by reading this post, we’d love for you to try some classes with us! Even if you’re a few years away in age from the majority of students in the class, if your dance ability is at the same level as the rest of the class, you might find that you feel comfortable there. Or, if you are at a stage in your life where you’d like to begin some serious training, contact us about scheduling a new class time! If we’re free at that time, the class will be YOUR private lesson, until other people sign up! Even better: If you get used to the private lesson after a couple of weeks and don’t want anyone else coming in and ruining your groove, we can discuss customizing training for you and blocking off time-slots so you can continue your one-on-one training! Basically, we’re really flexible, and we really want to make sure that each student who enrolls truly feels that Dance Daze is their studio. We want all of our students to have fun, LEARN, and develop greater confidence in their dance ability, no matter the style. If this sounds like something you’re looking for, come check us out! Send us an email, let us know when you’re free to drop-in, and we’ll work really hard to make it happen!

Anyway, Alameda has been treating us very well, and we’re excited to continue growing here. THANK YOU, ALAMEDA for making us feel so welcomed!

Yoga Classes at Dance Daze

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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!

Support Dance Daze on Small Business Saturday

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Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

I hope you’re having a relaxing day and remembering all the reasons we have to be thankful! (Speaking of being thankful, don’t forget about our Thankful for Dance Promotion!)

This weekend is quite a busy one in American Consumer Culture! Thanksgiving on Thursday, Black Friday tomorrow, Cyber Monday after that… But this year, for the first time EVER, we are having what is called Small Business Saturday on November 27th!

We want to get in on the Small Business Saturday action! The Dance Daze staff and Management Team have been eating at local restaurants in Alameda to support small businesses this week!

But we’d like to get even more involved than that. Therefore, we are inviting all of YOU who have been considering enrolling in dance classes with us to contact us and let us hear your questions!

You can contact us by:

  • Leaving a voicemail at our offices (510-523-2568 ext. 2)
  • Filling out the Contact Form here on our website
  • Emailing us at
  • Posting questions to our Facebook Page

We will respond to your questions about taking classes with Dance Daze ASAP!

Thank you for supporting our Small Business!