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Preventing Child Sex Abuse

2023-09-27T06:04:59+00:00September 27th, 2023|Guest Blogger|

Guest Article: Cordisco & Saile LLC; a law firm that is dedicated to helping victims of child sex abuse. Below is an excerpt from an article they wrote about protecting children from Sexual Abuse. Preventing Child Sex Abuse The responsibility to protect children from sexual abuse falls to all adults around them, including counselors, teachers,

How Hyper-Sexualized Children Can Become Sexually Addicted Adults – The Connection Between Hyper-Sexualization and Porn Addiction

2023-09-27T06:10:44+00:00September 27th, 2023|Guest Blogger|

Guest Blogger: Tamara Kelly Hyper-sexualization and porn addiction are two issues that are becoming increasingly prevalent in our society. The hypersexualization of women and children in media and advertising has become so normal that it is often not even noticed or questioned.  This has led to a culture where women and children are objectified and

Barefoot Dance Center

2023-09-27T06:09:45+00:00September 27th, 2023|Featured Dance Studio|

One of the goals of the DA:NCE is to highlight organizations we feel embody healthy dance. We are pleased to present: Barefoot Dance Center, located in West Park, New York. At Barefoot Dance Center, we guide the “whole dancer.” Our students include people of all ages who are curious learners in search of their own

Protecting Our Children: How to Identify and Address Hypersexualization in Dance

2023-09-27T04:58:15+00:00September 27th, 2023|Guest Blogger|

Guest Article: Artem Maksimenko Childhood is a time of innocence, exploration, and discovery, and this should extend to all areas of a child's life, including dance. However, in recent years, there has been an increasing trend toward the hypersexualization of children in dance. As parents, educators, or concerned adults, it's essential to understand how to

Healthy Versus Harmful Dance Environments: Stopping Harm and Supporting Joy Through Effective Challenges

2023-09-27T22:00:00+00:00September 27th, 2023|Guest Blogger|

Guest Article: Erin Sanchez How can we ensure as teachers that we create healthy environments for young dancers who want to dance as a professional career? I believe that all of us who are working with dancers have a responsibility to create environments that will not only protect them from harm but will also give

DA:NCE Newsletter – May 2023

2023-05-30T02:41:33+00:00May 30th, 2023|DA:NCE Newsletter|

DA:NCE Newsletter - May 2023 Time is running out!  Our deadline for $5,000 Call for Choreography Challenge is June 30Today, we want to introduce you to Marlita Hill, a dance educator who will be selecting the winner of our Choreography Challenge. Click Here to take a look at this video featuring Mary Bawden and Marlita Hill. Want

Stage Door Dance Productions

2023-05-25T04:49:41+00:00May 25th, 2023|Featured Dance Studio|

Stage Door Dance Productions is dedicated to age-appropriate dance in Raleigh, North Carolina. They seek to encourage their dancers with instruction in technique, choreography and performance embedded in an environment of community and character.  They offer a full schedule of classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, acrobatics, acting, and musical theatre for children aged

How Upholding and Teaching a Comprehensive Understanding of Consent Protects Our Children from Coercion and Exploitation

2023-05-24T05:21:08+00:00May 24th, 2023|Guest Blogger|

“It changed; this is what you are wearing now” the assistant said… “It was me, by myself. I had no one to advocate for me… So, I cleaned myself up, wiped away my tears and went out and did a show” (Chand, 2021). Consent. It is a concept that has always been and continues to

Healthy vs. Harmful Children’s Dance

2023-05-24T04:52:22+00:00May 24th, 2023|Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited, Guest Blogger|

At the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation USA (NCOSE) 2021 Conference, Mary Bawden, Founder of DA:NCE, presented a talk called ‘Healthy or Harmful Dance: What Do the Experts Say About Hypersexualization?’ At the 2022 Conference, Mary Bawden spoke on a panel about ‘Wholesome to Hypersexualized: What Happened to Children’s Dance’.  Our friends at NCOSE generously

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