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 students enrolled for Dance Daze® Creative Movement and paid-in-full for an entire session (10 weeks of class) and sometimes even an entire year (30 classes and 6 performance opportunities spread out in seasonal sessions over 10 months) for months in advance!

Because Dance Daze® Creative Movement classes filled so quickly, and because it was an absolute blast for me to invest right back into this program, I dove into creating playlists, purchasing props, and writing detailed lesson plans for Dance Daze® Creative Movement classes right away.

If you are also starting to purchase props for your growing dance business, you may be interested in my video that went out last week for people who are subscribed to my email list: Two Tips: Episode #10. In this video, in just 2 minutes, I tell you exactly how I decided which props to purchase and how many props I purchased when I was just starting out. I also give you approximate numbers for how many props I have now and why. Also, for all of you with mobile dance businesses, in Two Tips: Episode #5, I tell you some of my favorite bags that I use to transport my dance props and how I use this to market my classes on the go!

Now that I’m working to help early career dance educators and new studio owners start, streamline, and grow their dance education businesses through my platform at DanceEdStartup.com, I am giving away some of the earliest playlists I created for Dance Daze® Creative Movement classes for FREE. You can grab each of them when you go to DanceEdStartup.com/Freebies.

I know that most new dance studios grow the fastest with their youngest students, in the same way that my dance education programs have grown. Because I want to support you in the best way possible, in next week’s blog, I’ll be providing a freebie that will tell you my absolute favorite props that me and my teachers use for Dance Daze® Creative Movement classes. I have a few of my favorites listed in the Dance Daze, Inc. Amazon Shop, but I’m going to provide the individual product links and personal descriptions telling you exactly how I use the props in class in the freebie that I’ll create for next week’s blog!

In the meantime, I wanted to let you know that you’ll now get an offer for 25% to 50% off all PAID products at DanceEdStartup.com whenever you download a FREEBIE! So if you wanted to grab some Dance Daze® Creative Movement and Dance Daze® Combo Class music playlists, they’re all 50% off when you download all of the free music playlists!

And yes, of course I’m entirely aware that you can get dozens of free playlists online almost anywhere. So why would you pay anything at all for a playlist?

I’ll be honest: I’m pretty crazy about my dance classes. I’m also pretty crazy about the music that’s used for Dance Daze® classes. (Really. Ask ANYONE who has taught classes for Dance Daze, Inc. or Dance Daze in Schools. They will tell you that THE MUSIC MATTERS.)

Dance Daze® music playlists aren’t just thrown together on Spotify and posted in random Facebook groups. These playlists aren’t swiped from my less experienced dance teachers and marked as my own. No way.

I have personally curated each playlist. I listen to every single song on the playlist, word-for-word (even if that means reading the lyrics as I listen so I know what is being said). Each playlist that is posted on DanceEdStartup.com has been tried, tested, and parent/dance teacher/child approved. And, if there are songs that I personally think won’t work well with the playlist, I’ll delete those songs before I make the playlist available for purchase because I don’t want you to have to do any major editing after you get a Dance Daze® music playlist!

Additionally, over the next 8 weeks, I’ll be posting Dance Daze® Lesson Plans and new playlists that match the lesson plans over at DanceEdStartup.com! I’m still working on developing the layout I’ll use, but I essentially want dance teachers to be able to know exactly what movements or activities we would do in a Dance Daze® class for each song.

I guess you could say I’ll be dripping out content for Dance Daze® over the next several weeks and months. But, honestly, I see it as more than that.

I know there are lots of programs out there where you can purchase curriculum. I know there are tons of places where you can get free song recommendations or grab entire, already-created playlists. I know you can even learn how to create your own curriculum for your dance studio and mobile dance business by participating in some other programs out there. That’s not what I want to give you.

At DanceEdStartup.com, I want to help you START, STREAMLINE, and GROW a dance business. I also want to provide tools that help you get to teaching as quickly as possible. I have no intentions of dragging things out and creating lesson plans that are complicated to look at or take time “understand” before implementation. It is my hope that DanceEdStartup.com products will be simple for the newest dance teacher and the most experienced dance teacher to use. Our products are GRAB-AND-GO.

Why? Because if you’re half as busy as me, I know you do not have the time to read 50 pages explaining how to teach a tendu to a 3 year old. I know that if you find an early career dance teacher who has the heart, energy, and genuine desire to teach in your dance program, you likely don’t have the time to train them for months just to teach a 45-minute class once a week. You want to support your staff and grow your program and keep things SIMPLE.

So thats’ what I’m all about and that’s what I hope you’ll get with all the freebies and paid products you’ll find at DanceEdStartup.com.

So what now? Well, you can start by heading over to DanceEdStartup.com/freebies and downloading the free playlists if you haven’t already! Then, grab some paid playlists for 50% off so that you can have even more tools to run your program successfully.

And, again, over the next 8 weeks, be on the lookout for lesson plans and new playlists from me that you can download and use in your dance program the same day.

October Updates

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Hey Everyone!

I hope this month has been treating you well!  We’ve made a few updates to the Dance Daze sites recently, and I want to share them with you!

  1. We added more information about the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum we implement in our ballet classes on our About Page.
  2. We created a brand new YouTube account, and we will use it to showcase our work and performances!  (Yes, that means, with your permission and consent, YOU may be featured in a video on the Dance Daze YouTube Channel!
  3. We added some convenient social networking buttons at the top right column, so you can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube more easily!
  4. We categorized our links at the bottom right of the page and added more links for local dance supply stores so you know where to shop for appropriate dance attire and shoes!
  5. We made HUGE changes to our Class Descriptions Page in order to give you a better idea of what type of vibe, energy, and overall classroom environment to expect in each class!
  6. We added a Notes Tab to our Facebook Page, so you can now view all of our most recent blogs there, if you’re more of a Facebook person than a regular website person!

In other news, we’re happy that we’ve been getting a lot of inquiry about our classes! Our street sign on Foothill Blvd. is getting noticed!  Also, we are VERY excited that we’ve started teaching an after-school Hip Hop Dance program at an elementary school in Hayward! We love being able to bring our dance program into the community and deepen our connection with our students and their families!

We look forward to seeing you in class soon!