I was wondering what's your take on the subj. First time I've heard about it was 2-3 years ago, I wasn't even dancing, but friend of mine went with his wife to take classes and the studio made both of them to sign the contract. The explanation was "it's being done to protect customers" ??? Protect married couple from what? Doing threesome with their teacher? Later, wherever I went, they had little bit different policy, students didn't have to sign anything, but the teachers had to sign the same contract, no dating with any student in that studio. I've asked why, the answer was different too - to protect the teachers. I know one more studio, with the same rules, and reasoning, protect the teacher. So, what is it about, protecting whom? Techers? Students? Both? It's a kind or rule that beggs to be broken I think. Just for the sake of it. Protecting teachers? If the student is a weirdo or a maniac and goes after that teacher I doubt that'll help, rather a police matter, otherwise how is that differnt from everyday life, no is no, you don't need a contract to tell no to someone from your eveyday life, do you?. Then what? Protect the teachers from themselves so they don't get excited and go dating every single student in the studio? Dunno, doesn't sound convincing. Those teachers are adults after all, not underages. Manager in #1 studio, the one "protecting" their customers with this contract mentioned that they've had customers buying expensive gifts for their teachers, then get upset, etc... That sounds rather like protecting customers vallet Which leads to the conclusion that at least in that case studio didnn't want customers money spent on something else. I guess they were worried about the sales of various packages they had to sell to those "victims". Anyway, I'd be interested to hear opinions. Do teachers really feel protected somehow by signing that piece of paper? Or students feel more safe? May be it's all nonsense? Do those stidios have specific reasons?