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!”

Professional Development for Dance Daze® Interns

On Saturday, October 20, 2012, some of the Dance Daze® in Schools interns attended an arts integration retreat called “Building the Builders”. The retreat was sponsored by Arts Is Education and the Alameda County Office of Education. The event was held at the lovely Peralta Elementary School, an arts demonstration school in the Oakland UnifiedContinue reading “Professional Development for Dance Daze® Interns”

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 onContinue reading “Hula Hoopin’ in Creative Movement”

Insights from Last Week

I had some great insights in my classes last week that I wanted to share with you! First, I realized that 1 hour per week is simply not enough to train a budding ballerina! I’ve been working with one of my students for about 6 weeks now, and I simply love how willing she isContinue reading “Insights from Last Week”