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Purpose Driven Dance

2022-05-24T15:45:23+00:00May 24th, 2022|Guest Blogger|

From my earliest memories, dance has been a source of great joy and delight for me.  My parents enjoyed ballroom dancing and so they were happy to encourage my interest.  I began to dance at about 5 years of age and continued taking ballet, jazz and tap classes through college. Besides being enjoyable, dance became

Texarkana Dance Academy

2022-05-24T01:43:05+00:00May 24th, 2022|Featured Dance Studio|

This month DA:NCE wants to introduce healthy dance studio Texarkana Dance Academy. They are located in Wake Village, Texas, a suburb of Texarkana, Texas. All of their dance instructors are certified by the Youth Protection Advocates in Dance (YPAD) program. They aspire to imbue their students with a love of dance plus self-confidence, perseverance, discipline

Unregulated VS Educated

2022-05-22T05:03:09+00:00May 22nd, 2022|Guest Blogger|

Training dancers is a responsibility and a privilege. Our industry is an unregulated one at the moment, but that doesn’t mean we have to be uneducated. Dance is magical and as teachers we are entrusted with the huge responsibility to nurture and train a wide range of vulnerable children. Just because we don’t physically harm

DA:NCE Newsletter – January 2022

2022-03-27T01:56:21+00:00January 27th, 2022|DA:NCE Newsletter|

DA:NCE Newsletter - January 2022 A Short Story for DA:NCE by Mary BawdenStories encapsulate knowledge and are lived-out experiences from the past, present and future. They help us make sense of the world, give us a sense of identity, and they allow us to educate others with personal knowledge. At DA:NCE, story is important. That’s

Voices Against Trafficking Releases First Book

2022-03-28T21:56:48+00:00December 26th, 2021|Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited|

Impeccable Research, Moving Testimonials, A Powerful Call for Collective Action Washington, DC.  Voices Against Trafficking – The Strength of Many Voices Speaking As One compiles insights, stories, and frontline knowledge from trafficking survivors, human rights advocates, and journalists.  Every chapter provides essential truths and advice that affirm a collective community can defeat the rising tide

A Dance Educator Speaks…

2022-01-10T16:34:43+00:00December 26th, 2021|Guest Blogger|

I have been coaching youth and young adults in the areas of Gymnastics, Cheerleading and Dance for the past 20 years. I have a degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Pedagogy, and Masters in Teacher Leadership and Development. I have worked in various different socioeconomic groups as well as a variety of inner-city youth

Boca Dance Studio

2021-12-26T03:13:11+00:00December 26th, 2021|Featured Dance Studio, Healthy Dance Studio|

DA:NCE promotes safe, healthy children’s dance.  This month we are highlighting Boca Dance Studio, located in Boca Raton, Florida.  It is a healthy, thriving children’s dance studio  It ensures child safety by training their teachers to follow the Safer StudioTM Policy Guidelines and are Safety and Wellness Certified by Youth Protection Advocates in Dance.  It

Around the World with Confidance

2021-12-24T22:52:59+00:00December 24th, 2021|Guest Blogger|

One of the beautiful things about dance is its universality. I’ve had the incredible opportunity over the years to teach dance lessons, formally and spontaneously, all around the world: Italy, Spain, England, Singapore, the Philippines, Egypt, Israel, South Africa. It doesn’t matter where one goes, there’s a certain joy that dance brings out in people

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