Mary  Bowden

Mary Bowden

Mary founded DA:NCE (dance awareness: no child exploited) in 2016, and has spoken at the 2018 NDEO National Conference(National Dance Educator’s Organization), CDEA (California dance educator’s organization), CAHPERD (California Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance) and the National CESE (Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation) Summits in Washington D.C. She is committed to creating/providing educational materials to allow informed adults to protect children from harmful dance outcomes. She has been interviewed by and written for TV, podcast, and radio hosts. In 2020, DA:NCE released a new group of online resources for concerned adults to share featuring national experts & evidence-based research on the differences between healthy and harmful children’s dance. Go to to join the conversation.