“Leslie is hands down the most energetic and positively charged person in the industry. Her charisma is contagious, and her genuine desire to change our world for the better is nothing short of inspiring.”
“Through education and activism we stand united to stop all exploitation of youth in performing arts”
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WHO WE ARE
Members of Youth Protection Advocates in Dance (Y.P.A.D.) strive to hold themselves to the highest standards of integrity and accountability by implementing safe boundaries and healthy artistry within our dance settings. Y.P.A.D. is backed by research from the American Psychological Association, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Internet Safety and other accredited agencies.
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We are grateful to welcome More than Just Great Dancing and Misty Lown as Y.P.A.D. ‘s FIRST Visionary Sponsor. The incredible team at MTJGD wholeheartedly embodies our mission. Thank you Misty and MTJGD for highlighting Y.P.A.D.’s message and assisting us to build empowered dance communities!
Leslie Scott is well known not only for her talents but her unwavering work ethic, contagious positive energy and bold use of movement to spread a positive message! She is on Faculty at the Edge Performing Arts and Millennium Dance Complex, guest faculty on several conventions and the Founder of the E.D.I.F.Y. Movement, a non-profit…
- Dana Wilson, Chief Artistic Director of The Bureau for Non-Verbal Communication
In the world of Hip Hop, Leslie Scott is a rare diamond!!! When bringing her in for master classes, I never have to worry about the integrity of her music, choreography or character. Whether she is teaching a class, choreography or lecturing, Leslie is uplifting, motivating, energizing and inspiring to her students!Diane Gans- Owner of KD Dance
Leslie Scott’s passion and insight is inspiring! She truly believes in keeping our youth safe while allowing them to express themselves through dance! Having our daughter learn from her is truly an honor!Brenda McHaney
“Leslie Scott is truly an Angel walking this
earth, and is a blessing to absolutely
everyone she comes in contact with.
Her talent goes so far beyond just her
choreography. She’s one of the few folks
in the industry, that care so deeply about
the art form and what we are
passing on to this next generation.”William Wingfield
“Leslie does more than “just teach class” or
“make a hot combo”, she INSTRUCTS and
INSPIRES. Two of the many key
components needed in the growth of our
Everything from her words of inspiration,
to her choreography is artistically bold,
passionate, and loving.
She’s a true artist to the core.”Steven “Twitch” Boss
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