Dance Classroom Management: Be Seen Looking

Hey everyone! It seems that I took an unplanned break from blogging to focus on some other areas of my dance business! But, now I’m back with new ideas and newly inspired, ready to start writing here again. A little earlier this evening, I was reading about teaching preschool dance classes, and the author recommendedContinue reading “Dance Classroom Management: Be Seen Looking”

The Happy Dance Podcast: Episode #1

Read the podcast transcript below or click HERE to download the PDF! Hi there! My name is Saumirah McWoodson, founder and CEO of Dance Daze, Inc. and Dance Daze in Schools and dance education researcher and business consultant. And you are listening to The Happy Dance Podcast. Let’s dance! Hello, hello, hello, and welcome to TheContinue reading “The Happy Dance Podcast: Episode #1”

Cultivating Happiness

When I was thinking of starting to blog again and playing with names for this blog, I knew I wanted to somehow incorporate the idea of the pursuit of happiness. However, over the past few months I’ve really been focusing on the idea of intentionally creating or cultivating happiness, as seriously as a lifestyle choice.Continue reading “Cultivating Happiness”

Avoiding Dance-Teacher Burnout

Have you ever gotten to a point with your dance classes where everything just sort of feels BLAH? Maybe you’ve been working on the same piece for several weeks or months and the moves have lost their air of newness. Perhaps students are beginning to master some combinations and your classes are running smoothly, butContinue reading “Avoiding Dance-Teacher Burnout”