Straddle Stretch Forever

In an effort to keep my digital content focused on what my audience wants to see and to encourage myself to keep to routines that make me feel great physically, I’ll be focusing on stretching for a while! When it comes to stretching, you should know that I like to keep it simple. There areContinue reading “Straddle Stretch Forever”

The Importance of Flexibility

I recently posted a few polls on the Dance Daze Dance Boards™ Instagram account asking which kind of dance education content my audience there would be most interested in seeing. One of the top-voted content choices, receiving 88% of votes, was information about improving flexibility. As a dance educator and as a former pre-professional dancer,Continue reading “The Importance of Flexibility”

What Are Students Learning in a Dance Daze® Creative Movement Class?

Saumirah McWoodson, dance educator, researcher, podcaster, blogger, former classroom teacher, and the founder of Dance Daze, Inc. and Dance Daze in Schools, has been developing the Dance Daze® Creative Movement curriculum for over 10 years. Often the most popular studio-based class that is offered by Dance Daze, Inc. in each seasonal session, this class isContinue reading “What Are Students Learning in a Dance Daze® Creative Movement Class?”

Dance Classroom Management: Do Now

Happy Monday! Today’s dance classroom Behavior Management Monday tip is Technique #20 in Teach Like A Champion 2.0–Do Now. It falls under the larger category of lesson structure, and it reminds us that our dance lesson plan begins as soon as the students arrive at our studio/stage/dance room door. If you’ve spent time in aContinue reading “Dance Classroom Management: Do Now”

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”