In this episode, Misty Lown shares her commitment to setting standards that support the goal to keep kids happy, healthy and safe in dance.
With the relaunch of Youth Protection Advocates in Dance, she shares how it is more important than ever for studios and teachers to be informed and equipped to create a healthy environment for students. 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.
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Misty Lown is the founder, president and energized force behind More Than Just Great Dancing™ – A licensed dance studio affiliation program that has a positive impact on over 100,000 dance students around the globe each week. She is also the owner of Youth Protection Advocates in Dance – an educational company.
Her dance studio, Misty’s Dance Unlimited, founded in 1998 and named a “Top 50 Studios in the Nation” by Dance Spirit Magazine has provided $500,000 in scholarship for dancers. Misty has been a speaker at the PULSE Teachers Convention, Hollywood Connection, Dance Teacher Web, Dance Teacher Summit, and the DanceLife Conference. She has also been the keynote speaker for the Australian Teachers of Dancing Convention, Dance Teacher Expo and Victorian Dance Festival. Misty is on the staff of Dance Revolution Convention, a faith based dance convention, and has authored over 70 industry articles. She is a sought after speaker and business leader. She has been recognized as “Teacher of the Year” by Eclipse, “Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year” by the YWCA and awarded the “Pope John XXIII Award for Distinguished Service” by Viterbo University, the “Philanthropy Award” from the local Red Cross, the “President’s Award” from the La Crosse Area Development Corporation and the “President’s Award” from the Association of Professional Fundraisers.
Misty is an entrepreneur at heart. In addition to her dance studio and licensing program, she owns a dance wear store and a self-storage business. She is the author of One Small Yes an Amazon #1 Bestseller that has been translated to Korean and Indonesian. Misty’s favorite part of the day is spending time with her husband and five beautiful children.