In an effort to boost self-branding, build a professional network or to simply stay informed, many young dancers continue to invade social media platforms, particularly Instagram, by setting up profiles. While social media can be a gift in many ways and can truly be wielded as a positive tool when managed correctly, it is also…Details
We wanted to share this powerful story of a woman from New Zealand who was sexually abused by her dance teacher over 10 years ago and had the courage to report her abuse. Tuesday May 2, 2017 This week is Rape Awareness Week. Between January 2016 and January 2017 5865 people were the victim of…Details
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