Our Mission

KidsPace is dedicated to creating positive and empowering dance communities for young people to thrive. We have developed the KidsPace Dance Code of Practice as an ethical tool to combat premature sexualisation and harmful messages in dance education, and empower educators to adopt teaching practices that holistically safeguard the wellbeing of our young people.

 

In an age riddled by rising statistics in poor mental health for Australian children and the impact of hyper-sexualised messages on developing minds, KidsPace seeks to pave a new way forward that ensures the utmost protection, healthy growth and happiness of children. 

 

We are passionate about creating a culture for dancers that goes hand-in-hand with their healthy childhood development and growing pace.

Our Goals

  • To create thriving dance classrooms and environments that support and are conducive to the healthy, developmental pace of children;

  • To challenge and combat sexualised messages, images and depictions of children and young people in all aspects of dance education, dance advertising and media;

  • To challenge and combat other messages present in dance education, advertising and media that are regarded as detrimental to mental, emotional and physical health; and

  • To empower and equip dance educators, parents, young people and the general public with relevant information and associated with prominent trends, issues and cultural influences shaping child and adolescent development today.

Objectives

  • Implement the KidsPace Dance Code of Practice and accompanying educational training packages and events in dance studios, or any organisation providing children's dance education;

  • Implement the KidsPace Dance Code of Practice and accompanying educational training packages and events in Primary and High Schools;

  • Develop and promote positive and holistic teaching practices surrounding choreography, music, costuming, social media, advertising and general business practice; 

  • Provide engaging and relevant educational opportunities for dance teachers, parents, young people and the general public;

  • Provide evidence-based and peer-reviewed research on childhood and adolescent development, particularly on the presence and impact of hyper-sexualised messages.

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KidsPace Code is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ABN 33 613 876 261)          

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