YPAD Advisory Panel Member, Tiffany Prout-Leitao, has had many years of experiencing costume measuring, as both a dancer and studio owner. Tiffany shares with us her experience and guidelines for efficient, confidence boosting costume measuring. For most dancers getting costumes is the most exciting day of the year. Some students ask the first day…Details
YPAD and Curtain Call are featured in this article from Dance Studio Life Magazine: Which costume catalog would be representative of most studios’ student populations: one with images of pouty models in sensual poses or one showing dancers of various body shapes and sizes, skin tones, and abilities, wearing age-appropriate costumes and just being…Details
» The Emergence of Fashion Psychology Fashion Psychology is the integration and utilization of the science of psychology and the industry of fashion to create manageable therapeutic tools that ultimately assist in the development of desired results in both clients’ perceptions of self, their behaviors, and moods as well as targeted objectives within the business…Details
Recital Revelations: When it Comes to the Over-Sexualization of Young Girls, We Are the Problem – Rewire
Last weekend I had a revelation. It was well into the second hour of an interminable dance recital and little boys were twirling little girls in mock romance while the audience cheered, and it hit me; when it comes to the sexualization of young girls, we are the problem. We are society. We are the…Details
The girl on your left is 16. The one in the middle is 14. The one to your right, she’s 12 years old. And the dancewear company they model for think it’s OK to exploit them for male paedophiliac fantasies. “Pop that.” For those who are unaware, this is a porn-inspired phrase referring to the…Details
Young girls want to look sexy and want their friends to look sexy.
By Tomi-Ann Roberts, PhD (Professor of Psychology, Colorado College) Moms and Dads have to constantly confront issues that arise from their daughters’ bodies maturing in a society that seems to sexualize them more and more. One nearly daily battle is around clothes. Too sexy? Not appropriate? What can be done to help our girls dress…Details