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

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

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

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

Navigating Hyper-sexualization and Abuse Through the Male Gaze

2021-09-19T03:21:22+00:00September 19th, 2021|Guest Blogger|

*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

A Pedophile’s Dream

2021-09-19T03:15:18+00:00September 19th, 2021|Guest Blogger|

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

The 2021 Grammy Awards Performance and the Sexualization of Children

2021-10-26T02:29:50+00:00May 10th, 2021|Guest Blogger|

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.

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