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 should fit the style of the instructor, be chosen with the students in mind, have appropriate lyrics (or be instrumental or beats only!), fit with the actual moves/steps/combinations/technique that will be taught in class, be enjoyable for parents or any community observers, and generally aid in creating the desired atmosphere that the instructors wants to create for that specific class.

I have found that if I choose my music wisely, my lesson plan nearly writes itself. I will talk about that more soon in some projects that I am working on, but I really believe that’s true! (Anyone else choose the music before deciding what your students are actually going to do in class?)

With these thoughts in mind, I’ve decided to focus on music in The Happy Dance Blog this week! I’m kicking it off with my Perfect Playlist Formula, which you can remember with the letters H-A-P-P-Y!

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Dance Daze After-School Programs

If you’ve been skimming through our site for a while, you know that we often talk about how in addition to training pre-professional dancers at our static location in Hayward, we also go into schools and community centers to teach dance!  It’s one of our favorite things to do!  Check out the (very blurry) video below of Dance Daze classes for beginning dancers in an after-school program! We’ll be posting more videos in the coming weeks, so make sure to keep checking back for updates!