Murrieta dance studio holds informative ‘DanceSafe’ discussion

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Murrieta Dance Project owner Erin Babbs welcomes everyone to a program discussion surrounding child abuse in the dance world Thursday, Dec. 3. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Whether or not it was because two prominent dance teachers in the southwest Riverside County dance community had been arrested within the past two months, Erin Babbs of the Murrieta Dance Project planned and hosted a program discussion about child abuse in the dance world. “Our dance world is broken, let’s fix it together,” according to the event flyer. On Thursday, Dec. 3, led by Gina Barrington-Tull, supervisor with Riverside County child protective services, students, parents and dance studio owners and teachers logged in to the Zoom call to hear about the warning signs of child abuse in studios and on dance teams. “You are paid to raise our kids,” Barrington-Tull said. “You guys have a huge responsibility.” She talked about how to spot abuse, learning the warn
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