Parents outraged as Franklin dance instructor accused of statutory rape with 14-year-old

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Franklin Police said they’re concerned there may be more victims after the arrest of a popular dance instructor on Thursday night. Ross McCord was charged with multiple sex charges including aggravated statutory rape and exploitation of a minor involving a 14-year-old girl. Renowned dance teacher Leslie Scott said student dance is a multi-billion dollar industry,…

This Costume Company Is Dedicated to Diverse and Age-Appropriate Catalogs. Here’s Why.

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…

Healthy eight-year-old boy who had a heart attack dancing saved by nurse

This story is further proof why YPAD requires its YPAD Certified Studios to ensure it’s core staff are CPR Certified.   By Kirby Spencer For Daily Mail Australia PUBLISHED: 06:49 EST, 7 November 2017 | UPDATED: 07:00 EST, 7 November 2017 Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5057487/Eight-year-old-heart-attack-saved-nurse.html#ixzz4ycBJh0qo Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook The parents of eight-year-old Cooper Appleyard, who suffered a cardiac arrest…

YPAD Featured in Dance Teacher Magazine

by Betsy Farber This Organization Is Asking Dance Professionals: Are You Oversexualizing Your Students? Oversexualizing young kids has been a hot topic among dance teachers in recent years. It’s arguably the most controversial topic teachers and studio owners are faced with. Deciding which choreography, music or costumes are appropriate—or not—isn’t always black and white and…

Told to diet? Don’t listen to your dance teacher. -YPAD Featured Article on Dance Informa

Conflicting ideas are rampant in the lives of pre-teens and teens – they often hear completely different messages from the authority figures in their life than, say, what advertisements and media are teaching them. These clashing concepts can make it very hard for youth to discern the truth. One of the hardest topics to reconcile…