Social Media Policy

At Carle Irish Dance, we strive to provide a nurturing and positive environment for all of our students. It is expected that any and all social media posts about our school, staff, and Irish dancing in its entirety, to be represented with the highest respect and value. Peoples positive perception of The Carle School, Carle dancers, and Siobhan Carle-Roma, TCRG, (and other staff members) are extremely important and its imperative that we all respect and support each other.

It is our goal to exhibit and provide, both internally and publicly, a great school for our dancers, a great family to our parents, and a caring & talented staff for our dancers & future interested dance families.

I would like us to use Facebook and other social media sites to capture fun moments and your dancers’ smiling faces as a way to share our sparkle & shine with the world and watch Carle grow, thrive and prosper. Please keep all of this in mind when posting.

The main purpose of the Carle Irish Dance Facebook group is to promote and encourage communication between parents and staff members of Carle Irish Dance. Please use your best judgement when posting in our group. As we tell all of the students, you can choose to make someones day better or worse with your words. We have compiled a list of guidelines that we ask all members read and follow. Please do your best to help this be a positive addition to our school.

Social Media Guidelines for the Carle School of Irish Dance


All Carle Irish Dance teachers, dancers and family members represent the Carle School of Irish Dance.  As such, conduct should be consistent with the high standards, values, and ethics set by our associations/organizations.

You are personally responsible for the content of your posts.  Remember that what you post can be viewed by others. As we tell the dancers, you can choose to make someones day better or worse by your actions and words.

Post responsibly and protect your own privacy.

If you publish content related to the Carle School of Irish Dance, identify yourself and use a disclaimer such as, “the views in this post are my own and not necessarily those of the Carle Irish Dance”.

Do not publish any confidential or proprietary information on a social site.

Do not discuss dancers, parents, vendors, feis organizers, teachers, adjudicators, event organizers or other partners without their approval.

Do not use insults, obscenity, racial slurs, or ethnic slurs.  Do not pick fights or do anything you would not feel comfortable doing at Carle Irish Dance.

Be respectful when discussing religion, politics, competitions, competitors and colleagues.

Be yourself.  Do not post anonymously or use pseudonyms.

Be aware of and respect copyright, fair use and financial disclosure laws.

Use your best judgment.  If you aren’t sure whether what you are about to post is appropriate, review it carefully and question what you have written with an objective mind.  If you are still unsure ask a Carle Irish Dance staff member for their opinion.  But remember, you are solely responsible for what you post on any social media format.

Do not let social media activities interfere with your relationships and responsibilities to Carle Irish Dance.

We all respect free speech rights. But you must remember that others have access to the online content you post.  Keep this in mind when publishing information on line that can be seen by more than friends and family, and know that information originally intended just for friends and family can be forwarded on.  Remember never to disclose Carle Irish Dance business and be aware that taking public positions on line that are counter to Carle Irish Dance ’s interests might cause conflict and result in disciplinary action.

Each poster is personally responsible for their comments on social media sites and can be held responsible and personally liable for comments, photographs, etc. deemed  to be defamatory, obscene or proprietary.

Any breach of Social Media Guidelines may result in possible exclusion from class and or school functions.

A second time breach of the Social Media Guidelines will result in further repercussions and possible dismissal from Carle Irish Dance.

The following guidelines have been created to help keep our Facebook group functioning like a well-oiled machine. They will be adapted as needed. You will be notified of any changes in the guidelines.

#1. We ask that all members must stick to the mission statement of this Facebook group.

#2: While I am certain we do not have to worry about this issue, it does need to be mentioned. If a member personally attacks another member with words that are harmful, threatening or not in-line with our mutual respect policy, that member will receive a warning. After two warnings that particular member will be removed from the group.

#3: There will be no cursing in this group – ever. Any statements that the group admins deem inappropriate in nature will be deleted. It is considered impolite to repost or draw attention to the fact that a group admin or another member has deleted your comment.

#4: Do not post graphic or disturbing photos, videos and other media in this group. If you are not sure about the content that you want to post, email the group admin []

#5. Please do your best to avoid posting questions or statements that may cause confusion among the dance families. Be as specific as possible when you post. Including information such as location and level would be helpful in limiting the confusion when sharing.

#6: If someone mentions you by name please respond directly to that person on the same post.

#7: Think before you post! Facebook is one of the biggest sites on the internet – what goes up can never really come down. Please respect the privacy and feelings of others.

#8: For any tuition, billing or scheduling inquiries please refer to our website address, telephone number and email addresses to receive the answer to your inquiry.

#9: When you share attachments in our Facebook group please make sure that your settings are on ‘public’ or no-one will be able to see your attachment.

#10: All opinions will be treated with mutual respect, unless they violate the aforementioned rules. Treat your fellow Facebook group members with that same respect.