‘Share Your DA:NCE Story’ Interviews Begin

2022-06-18T16:38:01+00:00June 25th, 2022|Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited|

Several weeks ago an article came out on several news outlets about current abuse in children’s dance.  I'd advise you to get some tissues out while you take a few minutes to read it. It's awful. This was my response to the article on social media: “Break The Floor Productions, a Los Angeles dance industry

It’s about time: DA:NCE attends CAHPERD & NRB Conferences in person

2022-05-26T15:17:58+00:00March 27th, 2022|Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited|

The CAHPERD (California Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) and NRB (National Religious Broadcasters) conferences were more than good. DA:NCE had an incredible response to our presentations, exhibits, and interviews. The best ever. And it was in person for the first time in 2 years. The cultural doors are opening…. During my presentation at

A History of DA:NCE: healthy, educational children’s dance to harmful, hypersexualized children’s dance

2022-05-24T02:26:21+00:00February 24th, 2022|Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited|

“There has been a cultural shift from healthy, educational children’s dance to harmful, hypersexualized children’s dance at younger and younger ages. The art of children’s dance has been high-jacked.” Mary Bawden was a little girl who wanted to dance. I dreamed about it. All the time. I begged my mother for lessons. All the time.

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

Make a Difference: Donate to DA:NCE

2021-12-24T23:01:55+00:00November 17th, 2021|Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited|

“If dance wants to be shown (and to earn) equal respect, status, focus and funding with all of the other arts, we should take a look at how far off the track we are.”(source) Kristin Kusanovich, Senior Lecturer, Santa Clara University, Artistic Director, k2dance, San Jose, Past President CDEA, California Dance Education Association November 2021.

DA:NCE with Youth Protection Advocates in Dance(YPAD)

2021-10-26T18:19:47+00:00October 25th, 2021|Benefits of Dance, Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited, Healthy Dance Studio, YPAD|

If you love dance and children, you need to know about this organization. “YPAD courses are the foremost, research based, educational courses for dance professionals and the dance industry as a whole. The intention of Youth Protection Advocates in Dance® is to provide dance professionals with the skills and resources to protect and develop healthy,

CESE Summit: Healthy or Harmful: National Experts Talk About Children’s Dance

2021-08-27T22:23:05+00:00August 24th, 2021|Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited|

It happened slowly so I didn’t know it happened. I was 7 years old and everything was a blur. I thought that it was normal until the eye doctor tested my eyes and told my parents that I was almost legally blind. Perspective is everything. If you had asked me, I would have told you

Introducing ‘Wholesome to Hypersexualized: What Happened to Children’s Dance?’

2021-06-29T15:53:46+00:00June 25th, 2021|Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited|

So much to share. On June 12, 2021, DA:NCE released a new video resource titled ’Wholesome to Hypersexualized: What Happened to Children's Dance?' Perfect timing. 3 groups requested this resource when my schedule didn’t allow for me to speak to them personally. The film is 6 ½ minutes long and explains why I was called to

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