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.

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

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