Safety Guidelines

Be prepared to participate

Dress appropriately, follow accepted warm up practices, and be mentally prepared to engage in the activity. Be on time and ready to start even if your teacher is not ready for you.
Carelessness cannot be tolerated

Gymnastics and dance is an activity that requires active concentration. Horseplay or any other form of carelessness cannot be tolerated at any time for any reason. If a child is continuously disruptive they will be asked to leave the classroom.
Follow proper skill progression

Learning environment requires a correct understanding of the skill being performed and following proper skill progressions. When in doubt, always consult your instructor.
Mastering basic skills

Safe learning practices demand mastering basic skills (by practicing at home) before progressing to a new or more difficult level.
Attempting new and/or difficult skills

The readiness and ability level of the performer, the nature of the task, and the competency of the spotter all must be taken into consideration when attempting a new or difficult skill. No student should ever spot (or be spotted by) another student at any time for any reason.

Participation in dance/acrobats activities involves motion, rotation, and height in a unique environment and as such carries with it reasonable assumption of risk.
At Pat Brown School of Dancing we believe our first obligation is to the safety of the student. We provide this safety through education, supervision, and instruction. We also believe that it our responsibility to educate the parents/guardians and/or the student of the possible risk involved.

Although our program focuses on basic floor and tumbling activity, like any other athletic activity, dance/acrobats subjects the human body to forces that can cause injury and even death. Specifically, we feel it is our obligation to communicate the following information:


By the very nature of the activity, dance/acrobats carry a risk of physical injury. No matter how careful the dancer/acrobatic and instructor are, no matter how many spotters are used, no matter what heights exist or what landing surface exists, the risk can not be eliminated. The risk of injury includes minor injuries such as bruises and more serious injuries such as broken bones, dislocations and muscle pulls from landings or falls on the back, neck or head.

We ask that you review the guidelines and discuss them with your child.