What Are Students Learning in a Dance Daze® Creative Movement Class?

Saumirah McWoodson, dance educator, researcher, podcaster, blogger, former classroom teacher, and the founder of Dance Daze, Inc. and Dance Daze in Schools, has been developing the Dance Daze® Creative Movement curriculum for over 10 years. Often the most popular studio-based class that is offered by Dance Daze, Inc. in each seasonal session, this class isContinue reading “What Are Students Learning in a Dance Daze® Creative Movement Class?”

Free Creative Movement Playlists for Dance Teachers and Studio Owners

Dance Daze® Creative Movement has been one of my favorite classes to teach for a long time. (I also absolutely love teaching Dance Daze® Combo Class, classical ballet, and tap classes.) When I was first growing Dance Daze® classes, the Creative Movement classes were the first ones to fill up. Today, I still have studentsContinue reading “Free Creative Movement Playlists for Dance Teachers and Studio Owners”

The Happy Dance Podcast: Episode #1

Read the podcast transcript below or click HERE to download the PDF! Hi there! My name is Saumirah McWoodson, founder and CEO of Dance Daze, Inc. and Dance Daze in Schools and dance education researcher and business consultant. And you are listening to The Happy Dance Podcast. Let’s dance! Hello, hello, hello, and welcome to TheContinue reading “The Happy Dance Podcast: Episode #1”

The Importance of Music in a Dance Class

Though I have occasionally had a specific movement or feeling in my head around which I wanted to create a piece of choreography, I typically choose the music for my dance classes before I plan the rest of the class. The music is my foundation, my core, my bass. This is because I believe thatContinue reading “The Importance of Music in a Dance Class”

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! ToContinue reading “Dance Daze Halloween 2011”