Dear Pegasus Families,
I would like to invite you to a special evening hosted by More Than Just Great Dancing ® (MTJGD) and Youth Protection Advocates in Dance ® (YPAD).
Pegasus Studios is a member of both of these organizations and have valued their guidance and mentorship over this past year in particular. They have reached out to offer their support to you as well!
A Canada wide call led by our industry’s leading youth advocacy dance specialists will take place this Wednesday, May 12 at 9:00 EST (sorry for the lateness, but it is going coast to coast).
“Keep the Spark” with Misty Lown, Founder of More Than Just Great Dancing, Leslie Scott, Founder of Youth Protection Advocates in Dance and Dr. Christina Donaldson, Clinical Psychologist with Dance Specialty. I hope you will join us for this special evening.
For a conversation on "Keeping the Spark" for our kids during challenging times.
Topic: "Keeping the Spark! A Conversation for Dance Parents Navigating Challenging Times"
Time: May 12, 2021 08:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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It’s no surprise that anxiety is rampant among tweens and teens these days—there have been so many unpredictable and stressful moments in their lives. From the cancellation of important events to the adjustments surrounding school, family, and their social lives, our children have been facing numerous challenges that none of us could have anticipated!
At Pegasus Dance Studios, we’ve noticed that some dancers readily express their anxiety in class, often seeking support from their friends and teachers. Others remain quiet, preferring to keep their emotions to themselves. While we would never assume to know a student’s health history, we can’t help but see that more dancers than ever, each in their own way, seem more preoccupied with their worries.
Our observations appear to be confirmed by evidence-based research: Prior to the pandemic, the National Institute of Mental Health noted that 38% of girls experienced an anxiety disorder in their teen years. Then, last summer, the American Psychological Association conducted a study that showed 43% of teens felt their stress level had increased because of the pandemic. Those two facts taken together can only mean one thing: The uptick in anxiety we see in our kids is very real.