The Perfect Playlist

It is my personal belief that the music of a dance class can completely make or break the class. Anyone who has ever taught classes for me knows that I place a huge emphasis on choosing the best music for the class they’re teaching. I believe that the music chosen for a dance class shouldContinue reading “The Perfect Playlist”

The Happy Dance Podcast: Episode #4

Read the podcast transcript below or click HERE to download the PDF! Hi there! My name is Saumirah McWoodson, and I’m the founder and CEO of Dance Daze, Inc. and Dance Daze in Schools, and I’m also a dance education researcher and business consultant at DanceEdStartup.com. And I’m the host of The Happy Dance Podcast where we talk about all things relatedContinue reading “The Happy Dance Podcast: Episode #4”

What Are Your Favorite Photo and Video Apps?

If you’ve been following me for a while, you should know that I absolutely love all things social media. I completely understand the potential negative effects of spending hours per day starting at a screen and how, in some ways, social media is causing my generation and the coming generation to be less skilled inContinue reading “What Are Your Favorite Photo and Video Apps?”

The Happy Dance Podcast: Episode #3

Read the podcast transcript below or click HERE to download the PDF! Hi there! My name is Saumirah McWoodson, and I’m the founder and CEO of Dance Daze, Inc. and Dance Daze in Schools, and I’m also a dance education researcher and business consultant at DanceEdStartup.com. And I’m the host of The Happy Dance Podcast whereContinue reading “The Happy Dance Podcast: Episode #3”

Use Your Studio Time (Even If No Students Are Present)

Have you ever shown up to teach your dance class, fully prepared and ready to go, but no students are there when it is time for class to begin? So maybe you assume they’re stuck in traffic. Five minutes go by. Still no students. Maybe you check your email quickly. Perhaps one student isn’t feelingContinue reading “Use Your Studio Time (Even If No Students Are Present)”