Do It for the One

Rachel Hollis talked about it on Amy Porterfield‘s podcast. She said, “We created it for her. The podcast was for her. The second podcast was for her. We’re having the response that we have because the style was entirely my own but the content is in response to what she’s asking for.”

When I think of all my Dance Daze students (both at the studio and at schools across the United States) and when I look at all the memories I have created for my businesses: I think of one child, one day, one family, one teacher, one moment.

When I think of starting that Dance Daze in Schools program in the Bronx, New York, I remember how rewarding it felt to bring in that one male teacher who wore glasses and had grown up there. I remember feeling that, in bringing him onto the team, I got to, in a teeny tiny way, be part of his experience of giving back to the community that raised him. I got to be part of him waking up every day as a successful man, human, and teaching artist.

When I think of the school in Oakland, California, where I had the privilege of teaching dance for an entire year, I remember that group of 6 middle school boys and girls who asked me why I smiled and laughed so much. I told them it was because I was happy.

And when I look at photos and videos of all the performances we are doing today, I’m overwhelmed to be part of creating magical moments for each of my students. I’m overjoyed to be part of helping them fall in love with the art of dance. But really, when I see 15 of my students showing up and dancing on these California roads with me, I think of her. I think of her mom looking at me in my eyes and saying, “She wants to perform. She’s ready.” I remember feeling the responsibility of providing positive performance opportunities for her when her dad asked me when we would be performing.

So when I look at them, I see her. One child, one family, one day, one moment.

And I’m so so grateful that by focusing on the one that I get to be part of the lives of many.

Are you interested in learning more about what I focus on in order to best serve my clients (my students and their families)? Go to www.DanceEdStartup.com and join my mailing list! Each week, people on my mailing list are getting dance-related business tips in my video series called “Two Tips” and this month (May of 2019) they’re also getting a live webinar every Sunday morning! Sign up today!

 

Dance Daze Halloween 2011

We had so much fun in our classes yesterday! In addition to giving away FREE pumpkins to each student who attended class, we also played lots of fun games in our Creative Movement class, including “Pass the Pumpkin” and “Magic Rope”! It was our first time trying those games, and they were a hit!

To see more photos from yesterday’s classes, please visit the Dance Daze Facebook Page or find our photos on our new Flickr page !

PS: Want to see what we did for Halloween LAST YEAR??? Read the Dance Daze Halloween blog post from October 2010!

Happy Halloween!

WE LOVE SUMMER CAMP!

Our first week of summer camp wraps up today, and I am so proud of the Dance Daze Team and all of our kids for making it happen! We are keeping the kids SO busy during the day that we’ve gotten multiple reports that little ones who previously had difficulty sleeping are now sleeping through the entire night!

 

As promised, the kids are engaged in several dance classes, yoga, and music classes throughout the week. They are learning choreography from different instructors, the basics of music, the elements of dance, dance vocabulary from different genres of dance, yoga poses, using their voices as instruments, and are being engaged in educational discussions on a regular basis as well.

We are so very grateful to have the opportunity to work with your children this summer! Thank you for entrusting them into our care!

We are working hard to provide them with a memorable, educational, fun, meaningful experience this summer by sharing our passions of movement and music with them.

We can’t wait for you to see us perform on Saturday, July 2nd!

 

Summer Child and Caregiver Class

We will be starting up a new Preschool Yoga and Movement Child & Caregiver class on Saturday, June 4th at 10:00 am! The class is designed for children between the ages of 2 and 4 to interact with their caregivers and their peers in a safe, fun environment, where they will feel comfortable to move and explore.

The class will run for 45 minutes each Saturday from 10:00 am to 10:45 am. The cost for Dance Daze Members is $60 per month. Non-Members may sample the first class for $10, and each class after the first is $18 per class.

To register for this class, please call us at 510-523-2568 or email info@dancedaze.org. You may also pay for this class online in advance by utilizing a secure online payment system.