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”

Formulating Your Educational Philosophy

I can’t remember if it happened after I left New York City or later. Perhaps it was when I landed back in my City by the Bay, with the lyrics to “Empire State of Mind” still fresh in my head, ready to take on the world as an entrepreneur and dance educator. Maybe it wasContinue reading “Formulating Your Educational Philosophy”

Where Can We Teach Dance?

I taught my first official dance classes in Ramstein, Germany. But that’s a story for another time. When I moved back to California after my year of living in Manhattan, studying dance education, and becoming an American Ballet Theatre Certified Teacher, I wanted to hit the ground running and begin teaching dance anywhere that wouldContinue reading “Where Can We Teach Dance?”

Bring Dance Daze to a Title 1 School!

The Dance Daze in Schools fundraising campaign to bring a FREE dance program to a Title 1 school has launched! We have 1 day remaining (until April 24th, 2013) to raise just $260 more. We have already had 24 donations pledged, and we are about half way to our goal of $500! Here’s how YOU can helpContinue reading “Bring Dance Daze to a Title 1 School!”

Best Wishes, Aiyu!

Last Tuesday, December 4, 2012, we bid farewell to our wonderful W. T. Chan Fellow Intern, Aiyu Li, who came all the way from China to work for Dance Daze®! During her time in the states, Aiyu studied at UC Berkeley, led a Dance Daze® creative movement and tutoring program at Yu Ming Charter School inContinue reading “Best Wishes, Aiyu!”