Certification Update

After a decade of advocacy, the dance industry's readiness to seek out YPAD education is at an all-time high. We are SO thankful for this! We are, however, at capacity for what our current systems can serve right now. That is why YPAD’s online certification is closed for new enrollment at this time.


YPAD believes we have an obligation to first and foremost serve our current certified community by providing the continuing education and relational accountability needed in today's dance climate. By pausing enrollment for our online certification, we believe we are modeling good stewardship and we are excited to use this pause to look at ways we can best serve the dance industry going forward. For anyone who has an active course, your portal is still open. 


We still have all of our free resources up and invite you to share those with your colleagues. YPAD is still available for Better + Safer™ seminars for dance organizations, which is a wonderful opportunity for professional development without the commitment of certification. We also invite you to consider one of our newly developed parent or student seminars, which will be released this summer.


If you are interested in a potential future YPAD certification, you can join the waitlist here. Thank you for your support! 



The YPAD Team