Down East Dance is pleased to announce that we are YPAD (Youth Protection Advocates in Dance) Certified!  Being certified means we are committed to age appropriate artistic choices and healthy teaching techniques.  Our staff is committed to being positive role models both in person and online and are committed to keeping our dancing youth happy, healthy, and safe in all dance environments. 

Dance studios/schools who become YPAD Certified subscribe to a higher standard of integrity 

and accountability through education using evidence based research over opinion regarding 

best practices with youth in dance.  

Youth Protection Advocates in Dance is dedicated to building empowered dance communities and keeping youth happy, healthy and safe in all dance environments.  To find out more, please visit: