Headliners Competition Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25th, 2018 As you may know, YPAD and Headliners announced in early November, 2017 that Headliners would be the world’s first certified competition. YPAD and Headliners have both dedicated a great amount of time, effort and resources towards this end. Our mutual relationship was ambitious. YPAD understandably has high standards and…

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…