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…Details
Leslie Scott quoted in Business Insider Article: “Instagram has ushered in a risky new dance trend — and it could be harming young dancers’ bodies”
Every week, scores of young dancers take to Instagram to show off a physical feat that seems to defy the limits of human hip bones. The #TiltTuesday trend features dancers stretching their legs into extreme contortions. Sometimes the photos merely attract likes or followers. Other times they can attract the attention of scouts, leading to…Details
Source: Living On Purpose YPAD has come across this important article talking about what we put into our minds has an output in some way. Parents think about the sexual or graphic content your child may be dancing or exposed to in the dance industry while reading this. Input Equals Output Input: Information fed…Details
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