San Mateo ballet teacher-Viktor Kabaniaev accused of 16 counts of sexual assault against child

A popular Bay Area ballet teacher has been arrested amidst allegations that he sexually abused a child. Monday, January 29, 2018 09:33PM CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) — A popular Bay Area ballet teacher has been arrested amidst allegations that he sexually abused a child. Fifty-four-year-old Viktor Kabaniaev is in Jail Monday night after being…

Headliners Competition Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25th, 2018 As you may know, YPAD and Headliners announced in early November, 2017 that Headliners would be the world’s first certified competition. YPAD and Headliners have both dedicated a great amount of time, effort and resources towards this end. Our mutual relationship was ambitious. YPAD understandably has high standards and…

Commentary: The cutthroat reality of high-level sports for children

EMAAD RAZZAK NOVEMBER 22, 2017 Elite sports for children require high-levels of commitment and competitiveness. These teams operate like businesses. With payments, recruitment, uniforms, tournaments, practices, schedules, registration, and responsibilities, a lot of money, time, and resources put into it, children work very hard to be able to play on these teams. Many parents will have…