DA:NCE Newsletter - September 2021 CESE Summit: Healthy or Harmful: National Experts Talk About Children’s Dance by Mary BawdenThe NCOSE (National Center on Sexual Exploitation) CESE (Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation) Conference gives sight to the public health issue of pornography. Cultural blindness shifts as you hear, see, and understand experts from many academic fields
One of the goals of the DA:NCE is to highlight organizations we feel embody healthy dance. We are pleased to present: In HIS Steps, located in Pensacola, FL. “In HIS Steps” is a contemporary, Christian-based Dance Studio and Performing Arts Center offering professional instruction in ballet, pointe, lyrical, tap, hip-hop, Jazz, modern, and contemporary classes.
*Trigger Warning: This article discusses themes of Child Abuse* There are very few experiences in this life that stimulate the mind, body, and soul in the way that dancing does. Dance has the unique ability to speak in a way that words cannot, and impact us on a deeper emotional and spiritual level. Anyone who
Exactly a year ago, well into a pandemic that unleashed a spike in child sex abuse, Netflix released the film Cuties. The storyline centered on an 11-year-old Senegalese girl living in France who, like all preteens, struggles in defining her own identity while desperately seeking acceptance from her peers; in this case, a group of
DA:NCE Newsletter - MAY 2021 What Do the Experts Say: DA:NCE releases 25 Short Media Spots by Mary BawdenCaring adults are the protective factors for children. There are choices to be made when you decide on a particular dance studio for your child. That is why DA:NCE created 25 short ‘expert’ spots for intentional dance
by Heather Harrington As a mother, dancer, choreographer, and educator I want my daughters to go to dance class to learn about their bodies, explore connections between their mind and body, and find ways to express themselves. I do not want them to learn from dance how to worry about their appearance; are they thin
This is a post-truth era. We are living in a time where the idea of absolute morality is no longer in question. We are living in a time where individual autonomy reigns – whatever the viewpoint, whatever the circumstance. We live in a culture where what is right is defined by doing what feels right.
One of the goals of the DA:NCE is to highlight organizations we feel embody healthy dance. We are pleased to present: k2 dance, located in San Jose k2 dance is a creative dance center in San Jose that has been hosted by Willow Glen Yoga for ten years. It is directed by Kristin Kusanovich and
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
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