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DA:NCE Newsletter – January 2024

2024-01-31T22:25:29+00:00January 31st, 2024|DA:NCE Newsletter|

DA:NCE Newsletter - January 2024 What if our collective voices could flip the switch for a dance teacher who hadn’t truly thought about how the sexy dance moves she was teaching her young students would impact them? What if our stories reached a parent who hadn’t dared to speak out for his or her own

Keep on Dancing

2024-02-13T18:39:04+00:00January 30th, 2024|Guest Blogger|

My dance journey started at the early age of three at a parks and recreation mommy & me ballet class. It was affordable and I loved it! I continued to take tap and ballet classes there until I was 5 years old. At eleven years old I was inspired to dance again when I competed

Dancing for a Difference

2024-03-01T02:54:39+00:00January 30th, 2024|Featured Dance Studio|

One of the goals of the DA:NCE is to highlight organizations we feel embody healthy dance. DA:NCE would like to present Dancing for a Difference as our Healthy Dance Studio for January 2024. Dancing with a Difference is an inclusive 501(c)(3) nonprofit dance studio offering dance and music lessons in Branton, Florida. Their mission is

A Counselor’s Perspective on Confronting Hypersexualization: Raising Awareness and Fostering Change

2024-01-30T04:12:44+00:00January 30th, 2024|Guest Blogger|

Introduction In our hyperconnected world, where information is just a click away, people have become increasingly desensitized to an issue that permeates modern society. With the advent of the internet and the proliferation of smartphones, we are constantly bombarded with an overwhelming amount of information from various sources. Over the past decade, a noticeable cultural

Confronting the Comparison Game and Porn Culture in Children’s Dance

2024-01-30T04:06:34+00:00January 30th, 2024|Guest Blogger|

The enchanting world of dance: It's where kids get to express themselves, communicate feelings, and celebrate their journey of growth. Watching little dancers move is like witnessing pure magic. But you know what’s not so magical? The comparison game. The pressure to be younger, fitter, and sexier is everywhere. Author Jen Ferguson, mother of two

DA:NCE Newsletter – September 2023

2023-09-28T18:08:37+00:00September 28th, 2023|DA:NCE Newsletter|

DA:NCE Newsletter - September 2023 Announcing our $5,000 She Loves to Move Winner!Months of hard work, dedication and celebration of healthy, age-appropriate children’s dance have led us to this moment: the announcement of our $5,000 She Loves to Move Call for Choreography Winner! Throughout 2023, thousands of individuals were touched by the DA:NCE Awareness She

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

2023-10-02T18:27:29+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

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