New Location on National Dance Day 2011!

We had a great time in our first classes at our new location–Bladium Sports and Fitness Club in Alameda. At our new location, we now have the use of 3 mirrored walls in each studio, twice as much space, and even floating sub-floors, which are great for our dancers! We currently have limited class timesContinue reading “New Location on National Dance Day 2011!”

Should My Child Drink Sports Drinks and Energy Drinks?

Sports drinks and energy are all the rage nowadays. Drinks like Gatorade and Red Bull are known to give us an energy boost when we’re feeling tired during work or are exhausted after hitting the gym. The media glorifies them. Athletes from different sports continue to endorse these beverages and, as a result, the drinks are becomingContinue reading “Should My Child Drink Sports Drinks and Energy Drinks?”

Welcome Our New Health Blogger!

Hello Everyone! Today I’d like to introduce you to a new member of the Dance Daze Team, Jonathan T. Reid. Jonathan is our new Health Blogger and Lead Health Educator, who is generously volunteering his time and wisdom to keep us updated about the latest trends in health, nutrition, and fitness and advise the DanceContinue reading “Welcome Our New Health Blogger!”

The Importance of Stretching

Stretching before physical activity is beneficial for a variety of reasons. It helps increase range of motion, reduces muscle tension, and helps decrease the risk of activity-based injuries. Stretching after exercising is great because it can help decrease muscle soreness! Also, greater gains in flexibility are possible once your body is warm. If you are workingContinue reading “The Importance of Stretching”

How Do You Reinforce Dance?

Last week, we had our last class at one of the schools where Dance Daze hip hop is taught. All of the children were very excited about what I had gotten them as gifts for their last class of the semester. When one of my 6-year-old students asked me, “Did you get us candy?” IContinue reading “How Do You Reinforce Dance?”