is the 1st dance dedicated website for teenagers. They can play games,
look at some great pictures, find out more about different dance styles,
gain careers advice, read interviews with dance stars as well as lots,
lots more. This site is aimed at teenagers, particularly those between
12 and 16. For younger children you may want to take a look at www.dance-kids.org
website is brought to you by the ISTD Dance Examinations Board.
Formed in 1904 it is today a registered educational charity
that covers the full spectrum of dance examinations on a truly
global scale. To find out more about the ISTD visit www.istd.org
Although teenagers are quite capable of looking round the
site themselves, it may be beneficial and interesting for
you to spend some time looking at it yourself. Take a look
at the yd Guide for a
full listing of all that you can find on this site.
Surf: A Guide for Adults
We are very concerned that both children and teenagers should
be able to use the Internet safely. Most of the information
available on the Internet is harmless, but there are places
unsuitable just as there are in real life.
are just a few ideas for you to help keep your children safe.
Please ensure that the children have read our Safe Surf tips
and are clear about all that is mentioned.
may like to put the computer in a place where you can easily
see what is going on. That way, they can be 'independent'
but not alone.
use of the tools that are available to help you choose what
you do and don't want your children to see. There are products
available that can filter out content unsuitable for children.
You may like to consider using a filtering program or restricting
them to sites that you locate via a child-safe search engine.
Another option is a child-friendly browser. There are also
hotlines where parents can report any very nasty material
(e.g. child pornography).
sure your children do not give out any personal information
about themselves without your knowledge and consent to people
who they may be meeting online. Never let them arrange to
meet someone they have met online in an offline environment
without you knowing.
need to be concerned about how long they are spending on the
computer. Be sure that time spent on the computer and the
Internet doesn't take away from all other activities. Therefore
limit the amount of time your children spend online, and encourage
them to keep up their other activities (including schoolwork)
and friendships. One way to deal with the issue of spending
too much time on the Internet might be through the use of
a software time-limiting tool.
the time to find the best and most useful sites for you and
as much as you can about the Internet yourself. Surfing should
be a family activity so that you can find your way around
together and discuss any problems you encounter.
Unless otherwise specifically stated, all images, games, web
pages, and everything else on young-dancers.org has been created
by the ISTD and are owned by the ISTD. This is protected by
our copyright and all the laws relating to copyright.
you would like further information on the ISTD Dance Examinations
Board, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our address is:
and Publicity Department
ISTD Dance Examinations Board
22-26 Paul Street
+44 (0)20 7377 1577
Fax: +44 (0)20 7247 6728
please drop us an email at