What Do the Experts Say: DA:NCE releases 25 Short Media Spots

2021-02-24T19:05:10+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited|

“The ballet, tap, and musical theatre items were impressive but, about halfway through the program, I found myself watching two 8-year-old girls strut around the stage. Their tight tops and low-waisted short skirts exposed them from ribs to hips. They ran their hands suggestively over a young boy’s shoulders and wiggled their hips as he

Healthy DA:NCE Combinations: A new DA:NCE Website & ‘What’s the Pointe’

2020-11-28T20:20:36+00:00November 24th, 2020|Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited|

Hi friends! Before I ‘move on’ to Mansion Memories and the DA:NCE sponsorship of ‘What’s the Pointe?’, I have important news. DA:NCE has a new website!!! It’s different, it’s bigger, and it’s better. We reached this decision because DA:NCE materials were crowded on soultosolechoreography.org. Voila: danceawareness.com.  Check it out: Who We Are: Background Information, Mission

Deeper than Disturbing: A Critical Dive into ‘Cuties’

2020-10-20T17:11:33+00:00October 19th, 2020|Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited|

I saw the 'Cuties' trailer before the film was released and then I saw the film myself. What did I think? It was far worse than I thought it would be. Deeper than disturbing. Here's a section from the original article I wrote: "The hypersexualization of children in adult costumes, choreography and music divorces sex

‘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

2020 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation iSummit connects DA:NCE internationally

2020-09-28T03:56:50+00:00August 24th, 2020|Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited|

An online Summit? My first one. I’m talking about the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Summit from July 18-28. Almost 20,000 attendees from countries all over the world. ‘Healthy or Harmful Dance: What Do the Experts Say?’ was featured daily during the conference. Here’s an example of what one speaker (that I didn’t know before

Good or Bad, Healthy or Harmful: Experts Evaluate Outcomes in New PG & R DA:NCE Trailers

2020-09-23T23:58:21+00:00July 26th, 2020|Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited|

Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited has just released 2 short trailers that summarize the 20 minute film ‘Healthy or Harmful dance: What Do the Experts Say?’ The film is being featured at the 2020 online NCOSE Summit that educates adults to protect children from hypersexualization in adult costumes, choreography and music. The R trailer includes

New DA:NCE PowerPoint Calls Out the Injustice of Hypersexualization

2020-09-23T23:58:44+00:00June 26th, 2020|Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited|

The New DA:NCE Powerpoint- Healthy or Harmful: National Experts Talk About Dance. Justice: The quality of being just; fairness; decency; conformity to moral rightness in action or attitude (Dictionary). Informed choices make a difference. They can lead to justice. In light of the death of George Floyd, a difficult season has continued. Anytime

NCOSE and Corona: DA:NCE Reflections

2020-06-10T20:58:38+00:00April 24th, 2020|Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited, General/Personal|

Hi friends. Right now I’m ‘Singing in the Rain’ and I mean that literally. It’s raining outside. The pandemic we are experiencing has us all hunkered down at home. Because of that, I want to encourage you with some good news and then share several practical ways to adjust to sequestered life. This is the

Presenting a New DA:NCE Resource-‘Healthy or Harmful Children’s Dance: What Do the Experts Say About Hypersexualization?’

2020-06-10T20:59:30+00:00March 24th, 2020|Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited|

Do you have 20 minutes? It’s time for a showing of our new DA:NCE resource. Grab some pop-corn and educate yourself as you watch ‘Healthy or Harmful Children’s Dance: What Do the Experts say about Hypersexualization?’ It’s been quite a journey to produce an original resource for DA:NCE. Our staff has been working full-time since

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