YPAD Support does not take the place of a crisis hotline.

Please email info@ypadnow.com to request a waiver and be connected with one of our Support Service members. Please note that these concerns are monitored during our business hours M-F 9am-3pm CST.

YPAD provides non-emergency support for its members.

If you are in crisis, an imminent danger to yourself or others, or in need of immediate support, here are resources for you or your local emergency services:

Emergency: 911

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255

Violence Intervention Project, Inc.: 1-877-847-3223

ChildHelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-Child

National Eating Disorder Hotline: 1-800 931-2237

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673

The Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860

Darkness to Light: 1-866-FOR-LIGHT

National Suicide & Crisis Hotline: Call or text 988

Dance Education Equity Association: 213-667-0125 (text)

Share a Concern

YPAD’s 5 Tier Approach To Relational Accountability

YPAD's mission is to benefit the dance industry by providing education on various best practices for the health and safety of dancers. YPAD has established certain policies and procedures related to our Dance Professionals Code of Conduct for certified educators and organizations, which includes procedures for addressing concerns. 

Please carefully consider your concern before submitting and be advised that it takes more than a mere disagreement with a YPAD certified educator or organization to justify a review. Please be advised that any concern must include documents, evidence, and/or other information to support your claim. 

This page includes a link to share anonymous concerns about YPAD Certified educators or organizations. Under the current practice, concerns are reviewed internally. If deemed appropriate, YPAD will request a dialogue call with the person or organization that is the subject of the concern. Additional steps may be taken according to YPAD’s 5-tier relational accountability process.

Internal reviews are confidential, and as such, YPAD does not provide the complainant with any information regarding actions YPAD may or may not take in regards to the person or organization named in the concern. 

Do You Have A Concern?

If you have a concern about a YPAD Certified Organization or Educator, please click on the link below. YPAD has an internal review process to address concerns. Please note that the