Last updated on December 5th, 2018 at 01:55 pm

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Everything you need to know about Y.P.A.D.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Y.P.A.D. stands for “Youth Protection Advocates in Dance”. This non-profit has a mission to build empowered dance communities through education and activism, while stopping the exploitation of children in performing arts. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

 

*Click the image to learn more about Y.P.A.D.[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-heart” i_color=”custom” i_size=”xs” add_icon=”true” i_custom_color=”#fcabbe”][vc_column_text]Leslie Scott, is well known not only for her talents but her unwavering work ethic, inspiring public speaking, contagious positive energy and bold use of movement to spread a positive message. She is on the Faculty at the Edge Performing Arts, guest faculty on several conventions, and is represented by the agency McDonald Selznick Association (MSA) in Hollywood, California. However, most of you may know her from Millennium Dance Complex. [/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-heart” i_color=”custom” i_size=”xs” add_icon=”true” i_custom_color=”#fcabbe”][vc_column_text]She is respected among the dance community and spends her time advocating for mind, body, and spirit. Leslie began Y.P.A.D. in hopes to teach dancers their worth within and outside of the industry. Leslie acknowledged a problem within the dance world, one that not a lot of individuals/dancers want to address…and that is self-esteem.

“[Dancers] are a holistic being made up of mind, body, spirit.”

-Leslie Scott

[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-heart” i_color=”custom” i_size=”xs” add_icon=”true” i_custom_color=”#fcabbe”][vc_column_text]The dance industry had become too much of what was on the outside than within, and media attention had become a way to measure talent. Once the issue had been addressed, Leslie decided to put together a team of powerful individuals that shared her same belief. One of those individuals happens to be the founder of More Than Dancers™, Misty Lown. [/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-heart” i_color=”custom” i_size=”xs” add_icon=”true” i_custom_color=”#fcabbe”][vc_column_text]Misty is a certified advocate for Y.P.A.D., and shares the beliefs and values of Leslie Scott. Misty is the owner of a Y.P.A.D. studio, and is  launching the first ever Y.P.A.D. sponsored event in the July of 2018. This festival will transform the way YOU view dance. The two day event will strip down the walls of glitz and glam and introduce YOU to a natural/raw environment. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-heart” i_color=”custom” i_size=”xs” add_icon=”true” i_custom_color=”#fcabbe”][vc_column_text]Are you a dancer who has fallen obsessed with the views on your latest video? Have you fallen out of love with the art? Are you looking for a way to positively amp up your career?

Y.P.A.D. is for you. You will learn and train under the best, without drowning in the unrealistic expectations of “perfection”. Express yourself surrounded by a positive atmosphere, and you won’t regret it. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

“How you dance speaks to your character.

That is the beauty of dance, you are always saying something about yourself.”

 -Leslie Scott

weekly-spotlight-leslie-scott/[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-heart” i_color=”custom” i_size=”xs” add_icon=”true” i_custom_color=”#fcabbe”][vc_column_text]Be the first to attend a Y.P.A.D Festival in the Summer of 2018, and become apart of dance history. If you are interested in being a part of The 360º Dance Festival, visit our website at: https://360dancefestival.com.You may also email our team for more information at:

info@morethandancers.com

For more information on Y.P.A.D. visit:https://www.ypad4change.org

“Like” 360º Dance Festival on FacebooK: www.facebook.com/360DanceFestival/

Follow More Than Dancers on Instagram: @more_than_dancers

 

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