If your students participate in competitive events, consider prefacing the events with the following disclaimer:

Please keep in mind that these events are solely vehicles for educational growth and progress. The process is not regulated, and the awards are entirely subjective. Our program’s mission is focused wholly on the growth and journey of the individual dancer. We’ve seen progress and accomplishment this year in every performance arena and are looking forward to watching our students take the stage in this type of setting, too! 

Be proactive in the directional focus of your studio’s culture!