Spring 2011 Performance

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to give you a quick update: We are planning our 2011 Spring Performance to be held at the beginning of June. All students who register for classes by Tuesday, March 1st will be able to participate. We want to make sure everyone has an equal opportunity to learn all of the dances and feels comfortable when performing! Additionally, we want to be fair to students who have been taking technique classes for the past several weeks and allow them to get moving on learning choreography.

We look forward to seeing you in class!!

Dance Daze Fairy Tale: A True Story

Once upon a time, there was a brand new dance program in Alameda, California called Dance Daze. It was founded by Saumirah McWoodson, an extremely zestful dancer and educator who had been dancing all over the place since she was 5 years old. Saumirah loved dancing so much that when she grew up, she decided to study ballet in New York City! She became an American Ballet Theatre Certified Teacher and was so eager to teach dance to children, teens, and adults that she started her own program!

The Dance Daze studio was located within Bridgehead Studio, at 2516 Blanding Avenue in Alameda. The street, like its name suggests, was pretty bland, but the beautiful mosaic on the outside of the building made it sparkle like the diamond it was!

Dance Daze - 2516 Blanding Avenue

 

Slowly, but surely, tons and tons of students of all ages began taking classes at Dance Daze. A trip to the Dance Daze studio was always exciting for everyone, especially because of all the gorgeous art on the walls that was often changing!

Hallway

 

There was a big studio downstairs in the building that Dance Daze students used for large classes of about 10 or more people, but students usually started off taking classes in the smaller studio upstairs. The hardwood floor was simply gorgeous.

Dance Daze Small Studio

 

Parents liked the upstairs studio because there was a comfortable waiting area inside and a lovely rooftop patio outside where they could lay out while their children were in class!

Patio

 

Saumirah somehow eventually got everyone she knew to fall into a dance daze with her! (Maybe it was because she was so dedicated to keeping the world up-to-date with Dance Daze via Facebook and Twitter!) Within a few years, Dance Daze classes were taught all over the United States of America! Many of Saumirah‘s students became professional dancers when they grew up and made enormous amounts of money doing what they loved. Saumirah was happy that she got to pursue her two biggest passions of dance and education and spread them throughout the land. (This made her smile even more than normal, even in her old age.)

Despite all of their crazy successes in life, neither Saumirah nor her students ever forgot about their early experiences that all started when they first walked down the halls of Dance Daze, and they all lived happily ever after.

Exit Sign

 

THE END

NEW CLASSES at Dance Daze!

Jazz Dance 2

Hello Everyone!

I hope the last days of September are treating you well.  I am glad to post that we had a FUN and exhilarating Teen/Adult Street Jazz & Funk class last night from 7:00 to 8:00 pm!  This class is great for working professionals who want to burn some calories in the evening after work or for teens who may have homework or other obligations right after school, but want to get some exercise later in the evening.

We begin the class with easy jazz-style stretching and warm-ups to contemporary R&B music, move into hip hop-flavored cardio to really get the heart rate up and tone the body, practice some basic traveling exercises across the floor to keep our brains stimulated and focused on moving to syncopated rhythms, then dive into funky, fast-paced choreography to end the night on a Dance Daze high!

This NEW class will be going on every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  The rate for a drop-in class is $18.00, but you pay LESS per class if you are a registered member of Dance Daze!!!  Enroll in Dance Daze today and GET FUNKY WITH US!!!

We will ALSO be having Ballet 3, for ages 9 and up, tomorrow at 4:00 pm!!!!  This class is designed for older children and pre-teens who want to begin serious ballet training.

I look forward to seeing you in class tomorrow!