DA:NCE Newsletter – JANUARY 2020

Sneak Peek: ‘Healthy or Harmful Dance: What Do the Experts Say?’

We have captured national experts on film with solid information as to why hypersexualized children’s dance is harmful. On the other hand, we have also captured expert thoughts on healthy, educational  dance which they recommend. And now it’s time. Take a sneak peek at the opening of our new resource: ‘Healthy or Harmful Dance: What do the Experts Say?’

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Guest Blogger:
Danielle Freitag, LADCD

There once was a little girl who loved to sing and dance. At first, she would twirl around the house like a ballerina without ever thinking she needed to have anyone to dance with, or for. This little girl was me, and like so many young girls, I had taken years of dance lessons–jazz, tap, and ballet. As a young girl, there was innocence in the way that I moved.

My song and dance was eventually stolen. Over a progression of time, what was once innocent, became compromised.

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Healthy Dance Studio

One of the goals of the DA:NCE is to highlight organizations we feel embody healthy dance. We are pleased to present: THE DANCE FOUNDATION

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Why Are We Doing This To Children?
By Mary BawdenIn the yet unreleased opening of Harmful or Healthy Dance: What do the Experts say? Kristen Jenson shares her heart with a profound question: “Why are we doing this to children?”

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Finding a Good Dance Class for Your Child
by Lynn Monson

Your child is begging you to enroll them in a dance class or maybe you’ve decided it would be good to enroll them in a dance class. So, how do you find a good class, appropriate for your child’s age?

These three questions may help you…

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Portraying Innocence:
Introducing the child we represent in DA:NCE

In the resource we are producing, one child will serve as the symbol for innocence: a child who needs to be protected from adult costumes, choreography and music. She is a little girl who loves to dance. She’s real. So, why do we include her? 

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DA:NCE Happenings…

As we kick off a new year, I would like to thank everyone who has encouraged and supported DA:NCE. It was great to meet so many of you in person this past year, to hear your story and be inspired by your passion. My team has several DA:NCE resources in the works and I can’t wait to share them with you!

May 2020 be a year filled with DA:NCE!

~ Mary

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