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How My Dance Background Helps Me As A Business Owner

I had my first dance lesson at the age of 3. I don’t remember much of it, but I do remember two things about it. First, I remember there were weird stuffed animals in the window area that creeped me out. Second, I remember that I didn’t like it, and I kept going to my mom to ask for more snacks. So from there, my mom enrolled me in acting, modeling, piano lessons, and gymnastics. And, while gymnastics was a very close second, by the age of 5, and after trying out my first tap dance class, I knew dance would be my thing. (I’ll forever be grateful to Ms. Vanessa, my first tap dance teacher who told my mother...

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Why Dance Daze Dance Boards Are Made With This Wood

Our Co-founder Jeff just got back from a few days of camping. Our other Co-founder, Saumirah, could spend an entire day laying out at the beach with good friends, good music, and good food. And, as you likely know if you're reading this blog, Saumirah absolutely loves dancing outside. I could go on and share about how Jeff was a Boy Scout as a kid or how Saumirah has volunteered with several nonprofit organizations that regularly pick up trash, but the point is this: The founders of Dance Daze Dance Boards love the earth. We want to heal the earth, protect it, and enjoy it. So it only makes sense that we'd be really sensible when it comes to only...

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The Story Behind the Dance Daze Dance Boards Brand

Every brand has a story, right? Following is a bit of the story of Dance Daze Dance Boards. After the pandemic hit, and after we knew that it was going to last a little longer than we may have originally believed, Dance Daze Dance Boards Co-founder Saumirah McWoodson had gotten into the habit of creating free digital content for kids every week. She was reading stories and creating educational movement videos (find these on YouTube!) and she was even doing a weekly Instagram Live Ballet Barre class every Monday night. Additionally, Saumirah even started a fully virtual dance program, called Dance Daze Online for which she eventually recorded nearly 100 dance classes for children ages 2 to 10 between April...

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3 Tips for Using Dance Daze Dance Boards for Dancing at Home

We love that our dance boards can be used indoors or outdoors, on a variety of surfaces. Dance Daze Dance Boards can be used on carpet, tile, hard wood, linoleum, on grass, dirt, or pavement, and more! Below are a few tips for using Dance Daze Dance Boards for improving your dance technique. Use Our Jet Setter Board for Spins Our smallest board -- The Jet Setter -- is great for practicing non-traveling movements. For example, The Jet Setter is perfect for improving balancing on one leg, spins, and illusion tricks. Use a Sprung Board for Jumping or Tap Dancing Our sprung dance boards are great for practicing non-locomotive jumps and for tap dancing. Our sprung Dance Daze Dance Boards --...

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Why I'm Already Planning My Next Vacation

Let's than two weeks ago, I was in the city (of San Francisco, to be exact) for a quick weekend getaway. Though my weekend was filled with hikes and sight-seeing, it was still a vacation for me. But, more importantly, it was an experience of being in an environment that it outside of my regularly scheduled programming that helped to re-invigorate my creativity. That's one of the many reasons that I love traveling. (Side note: I finally let myself watch The World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals on Netflix, and let's just say, I intend to be traveling a little farther than across the bridge to SF in 2022!) Besides getting to experience different people and different cultures (YES, even going...

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