Do It for the One

Rachel Hollis talked about it on Amy Porterfield‘s podcast. She said, “We created it for her. The podcast was for her. The second podcast was for her. We’re having the response that we have because the style was entirely my own but the content is in response to what she’s asking for.”

When I think of all my Dance Daze students (both at the studio and at schools across the United States) and when I look at all the memories I have created for my businesses: I think of one child, one day, one family, one teacher, one moment.

When I think of starting that Dance Daze in Schools program in the Bronx, New York, I remember how rewarding it felt to bring in that one male teacher who wore glasses and had grown up there. I remember feeling that, in bringing him onto the team, I got to, in a teeny tiny way, be part of his experience of giving back to the community that raised him. I got to be part of him waking up every day as a successful man, human, and teaching artist.

When I think of the school in Oakland, California, where I had the privilege of teaching dance for an entire year, I remember that group of 6 middle school boys and girls who asked me why I smiled and laughed so much. I told them it was because I was happy.

And when I look at photos and videos of all the performances we are doing today, I’m overwhelmed to be part of creating magical moments for each of my students. I’m overjoyed to be part of helping them fall in love with the art of dance. But really, when I see 15 of my students showing up and dancing on these California roads with me, I think of her. I think of her mom looking at me in my eyes and saying, “She wants to perform. She’s ready.” I remember feeling the responsibility of providing positive performance opportunities for her when her dad asked me when we would be performing.

So when I look at them, I see her. One child, one family, one day, one moment.

And I’m so so grateful that by focusing on the one that I get to be part of the lives of many.

Are you interested in learning more about what I focus on in order to best serve my clients (my students and their families)? Go to www.DanceEdStartup.com and join my mailing list! Each week, people on my mailing list are getting dance-related business tips in my video series called “Two Tips” and this month (May of 2019) they’re also getting a live webinar every Sunday morning! Sign up today!

 

Dance Daze Halloween 2011

We had so much fun in our classes yesterday! In addition to giving away FREE pumpkins to each student who attended class, we also played lots of fun games in our Creative Movement class, including “Pass the Pumpkin” and “Magic Rope”! It was our first time trying those games, and they were a hit!

To see more photos from yesterday’s classes, please visit the Dance Daze Facebook Page or find our photos on our new Flickr page !

PS: Want to see what we did for Halloween LAST YEAR??? Read the Dance Daze Halloween blog post from October 2010!

Happy Halloween!

Dance Daze October 2011 Updates!

  • Hello Everyone!

It’s been a while since we blogged, so here are a few updates for you!

1) We will now be sending out a newsletter on the 1st of each month, to keep our Dance Daze Parents updated on our current program offerings. You can find our first official newsletter (from September 2011) here: http://hosted-p0.vresp.com/1024731/1231c2aec7/ARCHIVE

2) On Saturday, October 29th, we will be giving away one FREE pumkin full of goodies and games to EACH child that comes to dance class! Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to Creative Movement at 9:00 am, and children 6 years and older may join us for Level 1 Ballet at 10:00 am. (Regular drop in rates occur for new students.)

3) We will be having our 2011 Winter Dance Camp from Monday, December 19th – Friday, December 23rd! The camp is open for ages 5 to 12, and will run from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm each day. Students will learn hip hop, jazz, ballet, and cheer dance! The camp will be held at Bladium Sports and Fitness Club, and snacks will be provided by Dance Daze. For more information or to register for camp, go here: http://www.active.com/dance-camp/alameda-ca/dance-daze

4) We want to offer MORE studio dance classes! In January, we are planning to start a 30-minute Pre-Pointe class for children ages 9 and older, and a Jazz/Hip Hop class for children ages 6 and older. If you are interested in registering for either of the classes or would simply like more information about them, please complete the interest form and we will respond to you ASAP! Find our interest form here: https://dancedaze.org/contact/

5) Do you know WHEN we are having classes? Be sure to save our Studio Class Info & Schedule Page to your favorites: https://dancedaze.org/studio-classes/. You may also download a PDF of our 2011 – 2012 Calendar (*subject to change!) here: https://dancedaze.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/calendar-fall-11-to-spr-12-updated-10-11-11.pdf

6) If you haven’t already, please LIKE us all over Facebook!!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Dance Daze is TOTALLY AWESOME!

Exciting news!

We have been selected as a finalist in the Most Awesome Dance, Movement, Theater Classes category in Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards. Over 20K nominations were cast by parents over a 4 week period and the results are in – everyone thinks we’re TOTALLY AWESOME!

Finalist

The voting period runs from September 5th through October 14th, and the business with the most votes in each category will be selected as the (Most Awesome) Winner!

We think it would be lots of fun to win this contest, so please VOTE FOR DANCE DAZE!!!

By the way… Everyone who votes for their favorite businesses in Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome awards is automatically entered to win awesome PRIZES from giggle, an online baby gift store and baby registry!

CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE FOR DANCE DAZE AS THE MOST AWESOME!!!!!!!

Dance Daze Discounts (Fall 2011)

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We have a few awesome DISCOUNTS happening!

The first, $5 Friend Days, will be on-going! With this discount, current Dance Daze students and drop-in students who pay full-price are able to bring a FRIEND to dance class, and your friend will only pay $5! This discount is available on the 1st and 3rd week of each month. There is a limit of TWO $5 classes PER friend. This means that after paying $5 twice, the friend will have to either register for Dance Daze or pay the regular $18 per class for each additional drop in.

The second discount we’re having will be offered in the month of September. Since we are new to Bladium Sports and Fitness Club and want to encourage members of the club to try our classes, all Bladium Members get to try their first Dance Daze class for FREE in September! This promotion will be happening for the entire month, but it’s only good for one class! Be sure to check our schedule to see when we offer classes at Bladium.

Have a fabulous Monday!