The Dance Industry’s most comprehensive database of educators that are Y.P.A.D. Approved. There is an application and approval process for this prestigious title. If you are interested in being approved please contact us.
This database will also include studios, conventions and competitions that have gone through a Y.P.A.D. Certification Program.
In addition, we will be offering online, voluntary surveys for studio owners and conventions to disclose their protocols in the areas of music, choreography, faculty hiring, training attire, costumes and overall dancer safety.
We believe dance consumers have the right to know exactly what our children and their families will be exposed to BEFORE we commit our time and money to attend the convention/competition or sign-up for the studio’s services.
These surveys will help parents find studios that compliment their value system. The surveys will also assist studio owners in making an educated choice when choosing the conventions/competitions they take their dance families to. Many of us have had that moment (or many moments) when we felt the content of a competition did not match the ethics we promote in our studio. Those moments can be avoided when dance entities are willing to offer transparency. Then we can align with the organizations providing an overall healthy dance experience for our children!