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 decidedContinue reading “Dance Daze Fairy Tale: A True Story”

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?”

Insights from Last Week

I had some great insights in my classes last week that I wanted to share with you! First, I realized that 1 hour per week is simply not enough to train a budding ballerina! I’ve been working with one of my students for about 6 weeks now, and I simply love how willing she isContinue reading “Insights from Last Week”