Music today is many things – but one thing it is often not is subtle. Lyrics in many mainstream songs are not only suggestive but downright explicit. At what point does a studio owner, teacher and dance parent censor the music their dancers are moving their bodies to? This question goes to the heart of…Details
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
If you live in the New England Area and want to get your studio certified in one day or you are an individual dance professional and want to be YPAD Certified, we have an opportunity to join us in Plymouth, MA on Sunday March 12th!
YPAD is offering Certification through Distance Learning!
February 25th and 26th 5pm-9pm CST Both Days.
Learn More to Register Here.
Once upon a time, before smartphones and tablets, some youth (children and adolescents) would be bullied at school and/or extra-curricular activities. They’d go home, maybe tell their parents or siblings, or maybe keep it inside. The feelings of shame, betrayal and self-doubt would remain – but at least the actual acts of bullying would cease…Details
Lake Forest residents Elizabeth and William Lund have twirled into the dance market by opening the Underground Dance Studio at 23034 Lake Forest Drive in Laguna Hills. The studio is on a mission to provide a safe environment for kids, promote self-confidence through positive body imagery, increase physical fitness and explore kids’ artistic skills. To…Details
YPAD has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. And pledges to continue keeping our Children, Happy, Healthy, and Safe in Dance. Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesdayafter Thanksgiving…Details
Leslie Scott will present a short seminar about YPAD and why we are needed in the dance industry. We will also have a booth at the event. Please stop by and say hello! We will have free handouts of our Tools Not Rules Handbook, and information about Certification. You can even make an appointment to…Details