Y.P.A.D. is a coalition of concerned parents, industry leaders, dancers, choreographers, convention owners and studio owners who care about what our children are being exposed to in the name of art.
We want you to be a part of our community. Whether joining our social media groups, website forum, creating an #Artists4Activism PSA or becoming an Advocate, you can stand with us and spread the message of Y.P.A.D. We are actively looking for leaders to take the next step and receive training to be Official Ambassadors in their area.
SEX ABUSE IN DANCE
Sex Abuse in dance is on the rise and Y.P.A.D. is concerned many violations are going unreported and victims are not receiving the healing and support they desperately need and deserve. Guiding those to accredited organization who are trying to report a violation or have actually been the victim of sexual assault is crucial. Please visit our sex abuse reporting division for resources to help you take action.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
We are coming together to make a change. There is no governing body in dance. Dance has become a billion dollar industry and in some cases greed and ego has overtaken ethics and accountability. Many have felt frustrated and concerned but thought they were the only one and felt powerless to do anything. Now YOU can! Now WE can!
We are a non-profit and function day to day off of the financial donations of those on our board and people like you who see value in our work and message. Please consider sharing a financial gift or hosting a Dance4aCause event so we can continue to build empowered dance communities through education and activism!
Our children deserve to dance with out being objectified or exploited.
Thank you for standing with us!