What Non-Corporate, Non-Commercial, Non-Competitive Dance means for Children and the Adult Dancers they will Become

2021-01-29T04:37:41+00:00January 17th, 2021|Guest Blogger|

By Kristin Kusanovich, Senior Lecturer, Santa Clara University, Artistic Director, k2dance, San Jose, Past President CDEA, California Dance Education Association When I was volunteering at a carnival at my daughter’s school a couple of years ago, I found myself with time and space to think. I was stationed at the dessert booth with a great

Language of Dance® – A Conceptual and Pedagogical Framework to develop whole-child learning in and through dance

2020-09-23T23:57:17+00:00September 9th, 2020|Guest Blogger|

by Susan Gingrasso, MA, CMA, LOD Teacher Trainer Associate Director of the LODC What if children had an “alphabet” of movement concepts to explore, experience, and build their understanding of themselves as movers, as creators? What if this “alphabet” guided children to think, do, and feel their own movement fully – to develop their ownership

Is Your Child Being Groomed for Sexual Exploitation?

2020-09-24T00:02:21+00:00May 3rd, 2020|Guest Blogger|

by Kristen A. Jenson, M.A. “The girls come to the set ‘porn-ready’” remarked one pornographer, as he commented on the changes he saw in the performers. Thanks to so much sexual objectification in the media and in dance, his new female “porn stars” needed little coaching. How tragic. But how understandable. Especially when you acknowledge

Why Dance Education Matters

2020-06-10T21:04:50+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Benefits of Dance, Guest Blogger|

By Judith Lynne Hanna, Ph.D. Many arguments for dance education have been made. For example, certainly students in dance may acquire skill sets that serve them in myriad of ways, develop embodied knowledge and kinesthetic connections, and become gainfully employed. But the most important reason to offer dance education in schools and universities as well

Hypersexualization of Girls: A Growing Problem

2020-06-10T21:11:26+00:00May 17th, 2019|Guest Blogger|

The hypersexualization of women in our Western world has a long, prevalent and unfortunate history.  Sadly, in fact, it is not difficult to verify the tragic pattern of this exploitation.  According to a plethora of research on this topic, the evidence that women are sexualized in print and television advertisements, music videos, video games and

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