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Michigan Dance Council  Advancing Dance in Michigan MDC does promote access to dance throughout the state but does not endorse programs or curricula at this time. JOIN TODAY!

http://www.michigandance.org/

Who is coming?!!

Here is a funny for your Saturday. Who's with us?! Lol! #michigandance #michigandancecouncil #advancingdance #dance #yogapants #yoga #funny #comedy

Ditto! Save the Date for our annual Michigan Dance Festival. We have classes, scholarship auditions, a performance gala with Maggie Allesee Choreography Award finalists and of course the great experience and networking to go along with it! Who's coming?

Hey dancers, we are wondering where have you been or where are you going this summer? We have seen dancers from Michigan at Joffrey in Chicago, nationals for dance competitions, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, etc. We want to hear from you!

#MichiganDance #michigandancecouncil #Advancingdance #MDC #summerbreak #summer17

#Repost @ypad4change ・・・
ALERT - INSTAGRAM CHILD SEXUAL SOLICITION ACTIVITY - PLEASE SHARE WITHIN YOUR DANCE COMMUNITIES!

YPAD has recently received reports that several young dancers have been aggressively targeted by Instagram accounts featuring flexibility. YPAD has reported these accounts to Cybertipline and IG and investigators have been assigned. In order to keep the investigations uncompromised we are unable at this time to give you the exact names. Law enforcement will have a better chance of not just shutting these pages down but catching the perpetrators of these pages if the pages are still active. We know that is frustrating and we share that frustration with you. However, YPAD can share with you the solicitation tactics so you can better educate your students and your children. Please share this post if you are able. This can be very traumatic to the child, teen and families and we want to help others not go through this. Our sex-abuse specialist Svava Brooks was able to read and review the photographs and exchanges. She considers this to be a what is called "non-contact child sexual exploitation". The groups reached out to child and teen dancers and asked if they want to be part of a "flexibility challenge." They then asked for privately messaged photos in different poses to demonstrate flexibility in order to qualify for a feature, insisting that the photos be "done all by yourself no help" (giving instructions on how to use the camera so that no one else needs to be in the room). They instruct the dancer to concentrate on photos showing a middle split and may also ask the dancer to "zoom in" on different body parts. After several exchanges, they ask the dancer to start removing clothing so they can "see the flexibility better." If the dancer asks questions are begins to appear uncooperative the perpetrator starts up become more aggressive. In the cases we know of, luckily the dancers have ended the interaction prior to removing clothing. However, it is unlikely these cases are isolated incidents - our fear is that they have targeted other children and teens who may not have told an adult yet.

For help: https://report.cybertip.org/

Educators! This is an opportunity for growth you do not want to miss.
#vsa #MichiganDance #michigandancecouncil #Advancingdance #mdc

#FeatureFriday on Saturday! #Repost @pureexistencedance ... Youth Dance Workshop on August 20th! Visit their page for more information. ・・・
Enjoying our second YDW with company member, Kelly Waltz teaching! Don't miss our next and FINAL YDW on August 20th. #pureexistencedance #contemporarydance #summertraining #dance #YouthArtist #creativity #Michigan #MDC #michigandancecouncil #advancingdance #Michigandance

#Repost @nhsdaofficial ... YOU CAN SIGN UP AS A MEMBER OF NDEO AND THE MDC AT THE SAME TIME AND SAVE 10% ON YOUR NDEO MEMBERSHIP! IF YOU ARE AN NDEO MEMBER, REFER A FRIEND AND EARN 10% OFF AS WELL! #AdvancingDance #MichiganDance #michigandancecouncil #MDC
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Calling all #danceteachers!
At this time the arts are more important in our country than ever. The arts matter. Dance education matters. Connection and advocacy matter. Resources and continued professional development matter. Standards, unity, and support throughout the field all matter.

#NDEOMembershipMatters

As a member of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), you will have access to a network of leaders and peers eager to share their knowledge and best practices, a national voice to advocate for dance education in the arts, professional development opportunities, the latest dance education research and publications, standards for dance education teaching and practice, awards and scholarships, a National Honor Society and awards recognition program for your students, and more. Learn more about what your NDEO membership can give you at ndeo.org/membership.

This July, new members can save 10% on their first year of NDEO membership using code JULYNDEOTEN. Current NDEO members who refer a new member will also receive a 10% discount on their next renewal*. ndeo.org/join *To receive your referral discount, be sure the new member you refer lists your name as a referral when they sign up

#FeatureFriday is an article written by Michigan dancer, teacher, advocate, writer, and inspirer: Heather Vaughan Southard! We are honored to have her serving the MDC as a board member. ......
From the article: "Dance matters because through it we know our minds, our bodies, and our spirits. Dance matters because it demands that we set goals and see them through to our greatest extent. Dance matters because it directs us to depend on ourselves. Dance matters because it keeps us moving." .....
http://www.danceadvantage.net/why-dance-matters-survival-of-the-fittest/ .....
If you are interested in learning more about our board members, please visit the following link. http://www.michigandance.org/leadership.html
#Michigan #MDC #michigandancecouncil #michigandance #AdvancingDance #dance #dancearticle #educatingdancers #maeia #heathervaughansouthard

#ThrowbackThursday to the Michigan Youth Arts Festival at Western MI! ... Samba with the wonderful Rosely Conz. The rhythm and movements in this is so fun and it feeds the soul! ....
#Michigan #MDC #MichiganDance #michigandancecouncil #Advancingdance

Save the date!! Michigan Dance Festival at Oakland University... You do not want to miss this!

Happy Fourth of July from the MDC! Pictured is the wonderful Vera-Ellen! 😍

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