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!

Hula Hoopin’ in Creative Movement

We tried hula hoops in our Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet class for the first time last week! The kids seemed to really enjoy this new prop.

We decided to incorporate hula hoops into the lesson plan on Saturday because we will be having a “theme,” or a specific focus, each month. This month, we are focusing on colors and shapes–noticing colors and shapes of items we use throughout class followed by a class of creating similar shapes with our bodies. We think this new structure will allow us to bring fun items to each class with an educational purpose for the students. For the last 5 to 10 minutes of each class, we will be using fun props that relate to our monthly theme! But don’t worry–we still make time for a warm-up activity, static stretching, ballet fundamentals, traveling dance movements, and free dance in each class!

We hope your children love the new variety in class!

New Preschool Tap Class

We’ve been having so much fun in our Saturday morning Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet class, that we’ve decided to add another class! We are now offering a Beginning Tap class for children ages 3 to 5 on Saturdays from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm.

 

 

Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet (45 minutes)

  • Ages 3 to 5
  • Saturdays, 11:00 am to 11:45 am
  • $60 per month for 1 class per week

Beginning Tap (30 minutes)

  • Ages 3 to 5
  • Saturdays, 11:45 am to 12:15 pm
  • $40 per month for 1 class per week

 

We hope your little ones will stay for both classes! Looking forward to seeing you next week!


30-Minute Child and Caregiver Classes

We’re excited that we’ve been getting so much interest from the parents of 2-year-olds! Although we did not originally plan to offer classes that children would take along with their parents or caregivers, after a trial class this past Saturday, we’ve seen how fun and beneficial this can be for children, especially those under the age of 3, who have not yet taken classes without their parents.

Because of this, we will be starting a NEW PROGRAM, specifically for toddlers and their caregivers!

We would like to begin this new program by offering DISCOUNTED 30-minute Child and Caregiver classes in Creative Movement and Toddler Yoga.

We are now offering these classes at the following times:

Toddler Yoga (Child and Caregiver)

  • Saturdays 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Creative Movement (Child and Caregiver)

  • Saturdays 10:30 am to 11:00 am

For back-to-back Yoga and Creative Movement, the cost is $80 per month! You may also pay for the classes separately at $40 per month for either Creative Movement or Yoga once per week. Each class lasts 30 minutes. (Preschool Division classes taught without caregivers in the studio will still last 45 minutes and will cost $60 per month for 1 class per week.)

Please call us at (510) 523-2568 or email us at info@dancedaze.org to register for these classes. You can also pick up a registration packet from your class instructor after your next class.