Owner of Va. dance studio issues statement on instructor’s arrest for sexual offenses | WJLA

The owner of the dance studio where an instructor, who was arrested for alleged sexual offenses, worked has issued a statement on the incident. The owner’s statement says that Chase Clark Pleko,19, was a dance student affiliated with “Adrenaline Dance Studio” for 6 years before starting as a part-time assistant instructor after graduating from high…

Former Hesperia dance instructor-Thomas Cook- convicted on multiple sexual assault counts

SAN BERNARDINO — A 24-year-old Hesperia man and former dance instructor was convicted on multiple felony sexual assault counts Wednesday, authorities said. The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office found Thomas Delany Cook guilty of several counts of sexual assault involving a 13-year-old child. Cook was arrested on Feb. 7, 2015, after he was accused…

Depression Hits Teen Girls Especially Hard, And High Social Media Use Doesn’t Help : Shots – Health News : NPR

February 13, 20174:30 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition Patti Neighmond A study tracking depression rates among U.S. teens from 2005 to 2014 finds an increase — especially among girls. A steady diet of harsh judgments from social media may play a role, researchers say. But a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests…

Former teacher’s aide/cheerleading assistant coach in Monrovia accused of sending inappropriate texts –

A former Monrovia teacher’s aide and assistant cheerleading coach was charged Thursday with dissemination of matter harmful to minors. Jennifer Rhea is accused of sending inappropriate texts to a then 15-year-old student in January of last year. According to court documents, the texts included naked pictures of women from the internet. Rhea revealed in those…

YPAD Featured in Dance Informa Magazine Article: “What’s wrong with dancing ‘sexy’?”

  Some call it spunk and sass. Some call it hyper-sexualization. The debate over age-appropriateness in student choreography has been a hot topic for many years. And even after all the debating and defending, not much has changed in the industry. So, perhaps it’s time to take another minute to think and consider. Is it…