More Than Just Great Dancing!
MTJGD™ offers their licensed affiliated studios the advanced tools, resources, and coaching they need to achieve the highest standards in the industry. Beyond membership, they strive to be a positive influence on the greater dance industry by creating unique educational opportunities for all.
Created by like-minded academics and professionals in the dance school and safeguarding sectors, Safer Dance’s mission is to help protect children and vulnerable adults who attend dance teaching in out-of-school settings (“the sector”) in the UK by supporting and facilitating the implementation of high standards of safeguarding.
Whistle While You Work
Whistle While You Work is a platform co-directed by Frances Chiaverini (dancer/choreographer) and Robyn Doty (writer/dramaturg) that promotes conversation around harassment, discrimination, and violence towards women and marginalized groups particularly while at work in the arts, especially in professional dance and performance.
Youth Protection Advocates in Dance
YPAD believes that when you know better, you do better. As a result, YPAD courses are research based, educational courses with a trauma-informed approach for dance professionals and the dance industry as a whole. The mission of Youth Protection Advocates in Dance® is to provide dance professionals with the skills and resources to protect and develop healthy, happy dancers. Through the use of online courses, YPAD courses educate dance studios and communities worldwide on the core elements in constructing an environment focused on the well-being of kids and a sustainable, safe future for dance.
Allied Field Organizations
#NotInOurHouse is a Chicago-based organization formed to help address sexual harassment, discrimination, violence, intimidation, and bullying in the theatre community. In 2017, a group of representatives from Chicago theatre companies, artists, and administrators who volunteered their time, experience, and expertise over the course of two years, published the Chicago Theatre Standards, which outline simple and largely cost-free practices and tools to prevent and respond to everyday challenges in arts environments and focus on the core tenets of: communication, safety, respect, and accountability.
U.S. Center for SafeSport
The U.S. Center for SafeSport is an independent 501c(3) non-profit organization focused on ending all forms of abuse in sport. They endeavor to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of the nation’s sports culture through abuse prevention, education, and accountability.
Messy Talk: a format developed by Whistle as we continually attempt to promote destigmatizing difficult conversations in dance, or more simply, to promote speaking (up) in dance students and professionals.