2012 Chan Fellows at Dance Daze, Inc. Offices

    On Thursday, October 4, 2012, we were visited by the 2012 UC Berkeley W. T. Chan Fellows. The Chan Fellows are a group of 6 undergraduate and graduate students from China, who spend 5 months in the United States, immersed in a service-learning experience. The Fellows live with local families, attend a universityContinue reading “2012 Chan Fellows at Dance Daze, Inc. Offices”

What Should I Eat? From a Pyramid to a Plate

What should I eat? This is a question I’m sure most of us have asked ourselves on numerous occasions. It can be difficult to find food that’s both healthy and affordable, and while many people want to eat healthfully, some don’t have the time, education or resources to do so.  To answer the question “WhatContinue reading “What Should I Eat? From a Pyramid to a Plate”

Frog Jumps Are Serious Business

You may think our preschool dance classes are lots of fun and games, but we’re actually helping to build strength, endurance, and a love for the art of dance in each of our youngest students! The “frog jumps” that you see below are a great way to workout the quads and hamstrings. Preschool dance classesContinue reading “Frog Jumps Are Serious Business”

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”

Let It Snow!

Greetings Everyone! It’s been a while since our last post! For the past several weeks our Director, Saumirah McWoodson, was busy preparing for her lead role in the International Ballet Theater Institute’s production of The Snow Maiden. Ballet master Alexei Badrak, Co-Founder and Director of IBTI is one of Saumirah’s former ballet coaches! Saumirah alsoContinue reading “Let It Snow!”