Inclusion and Privacy

Everyone is welcome in my classes.   All genders, all sexualities, all ages, all shapes, all size, all abilities, all ethnicities.   Although we cannot ensure that all spaces are accessible, the content for all recreational and beginning classes is intended for all to enjoy, and I will do my very best to adapt to your individual needs.   I embrace and respect the full panorama of human experience.   My classes are inclusive.

I make every effort to create and maintain safe space, and to protect your personal information. All registration forms in my IMG_54053-150x150independent classes are stored in a safe, secure manner, and none of your personal information is kept after the dance season has ended, excepting payment records. These records are stored in hardcopy only, under lock and key.

If you have subscribed to my newsletter, it is managed by Mail Chimp who assure me their service is secure.  You may unsubscribe at any time. During session, I may contact you directly via email (or phone) if a class is cancelled or regarding the upcoming session.  I never share, sell, or distribute to anyone at any time for any reason.  

I don’t use class lists from any classes to phone, mail, or email, other than cancelled/changed classes during the session or upcoming registration.  Contact lists aren’t accessible by anyone but myself.  My copies of recreation and host studio program class lists are shredded immediately after session ends.

Some dance studios, including Rising Star,  the Institute of Dance and Body Balance Fitness, save the previous year’s registrations, and may telephone or email students before the beginning of the next dance session/season to remind them of registration. I’m not aware of any instance of these class lists being shared, sold, or distributed in any way.

On occasion I may photograph students in class for promotional reasons.  You may opt out.   Media at our recitals and shows involves a consent/release form on a show-by-show basis.  Students are invited to film choreography with the classes consent–these clips are shared between students who agree to keep the posts/links private within the class group.

I want you to feel welcome and respected.  If you have any questions or concerns about protection of your privacy, please do not hesitate to contact me.”