In the dance studio, you may encounter familial situations (divorce, child custody, etc.) that require your involvement.

When involvement is necessary, remember the following:

  1. Stick to the facts: only speak to what is documented and verifiable in relation to what you know (i.e. dance studio records- payment, registration, attendance (if archived), etc.).
  2. Do not take sides: Maintain your professional presence. Communicate with both parties, and treat them as equal clients.
  3. Keep it in writing: Document a  paper trail of communication.
  4. Promptly respond: When information is requested, be sure to provide it in a timely manner.
  5. Maintain the child’s best interests: Keep information confidential and always work in the best interest of the child.

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