daughterfan Posted August 2, 2011 Report Share Posted August 2, 2011 (edited) Yesterday, I took dd to a summer dance intensive for students age 11-17 at a studio that is not her home studio; she just turned 11. I stayed with her to get her settled, and she is attending with a friend. The studio director (a female) checked emergency numbers for accuracy at arrival. When I returned to pick her up, there was a male teacher teaching the class. However, he was the only staff member in the studio teaching the class of approximately 15 girls. When dd has had male teachers in the past at her home studio and elsewhere, the director/owner has always remained present in the studio, so I never gave it much thought. Today, it did give me pause, and I was a bit uncomfortable with the situation. Am I being too sensitive? I did mention it to the director this morning, and she was empathetic, but, of course, could not guarantee that another staff member would always be present. She admitted that the thought had not occurred to her, and that she had known this male instructor for some time and was comfortable with him staying with the girls. Edited August 2, 2011 by daughterfan Quote Link to comment
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