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January 2021 Newsletter

2021-02-03T05:42:49+00:00January 27th, 2021|DA:NCE Newsletter|

DA:NCE Newsletter - JANUARY 2021 Share Your DA:NCE Story by Mary BawdenDid you participate in dance as a child? If yes, please consider joining our 'Share your DA:NCE Story' campaign. We need dance stories that are personal, authentic, and real. If you have a story you’d be willing to share, we’d love to listen. How did

Dancing For Donations

2021-01-17T23:16:26+00:00January 17th, 2021|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: Dancing For Donations, located in Tampa Bay, FL. As a 501c3 nonprofit dance studio, our mission is to make dance more available to all ages and abilities in the Tampa Bay Area area and

What Non-Corporate, Non-Commercial, Non-Competitive Dance means for Children and the Adult Dancers they will Become

2021-01-29T04:37:41+00:00January 17th, 2021|Guest Blogger|

By Kristin Kusanovich, Senior Lecturer, Santa Clara University, Artistic Director, k2dance, San Jose, Past President CDEA, California Dance Education Association When I was volunteering at a carnival at my daughter’s school a couple of years ago, I found myself with time and space to think. I was stationed at the dessert booth with a great

DANCE101

2020-09-28T04:05:22+00:00September 22nd, 2020|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: DANCE 101, located in Tempe, Arizona. DANCE 101 takes great pride in offering quality dance classes at affordable prices to Tempe, Mesa, Chandler and surrounding communities. Our highly trained instructors are dedicated to fostering

‘Cuties’ is not Cute: DA:NCE Says Children Are Not Mini-Adults

2020-09-24T00:21:33+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited|

‘Cuties’, a new film on Netflix, features hypersexualized 10 & 11year old girls with dance themes that groom youngsters for objectification in childification porn. It also emphasizes racial stereotypes that connect people of color to sexual exploitation. In 2019, Netflix developed the original teen series Sex Education that featured nudity and numerous explicit sex scenes. And its original animated comedy series Big Mouth followed

Language of Dance® – A Conceptual and Pedagogical Framework to develop whole-child learning in and through dance

2020-09-23T23:57:17+00:00September 9th, 2020|Guest Blogger|

by Susan Gingrasso, MA, CMA, LOD Teacher Trainer Associate Director of the LODC What if children had an “alphabet” of movement concepts to explore, experience, and build their understanding of themselves as movers, as creators? What if this “alphabet” guided children to think, do, and feel their own movement fully – to develop their ownership

Is Your Child Being Groomed for Sexual Exploitation?

2020-09-24T00:02:21+00:00May 3rd, 2020|Guest Blogger|

by Kristen A. Jenson, M.A. “The girls come to the set ‘porn-ready’” remarked one pornographer, as he commented on the changes he saw in the performers. Thanks to so much sexual objectification in the media and in dance, his new female “porn stars” needed little coaching. How tragic. But how understandable. Especially when you acknowledge

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