Prevention is so much easier than dealing with constant conflict. With a comprehensive set of troupe guidelines, many of the issues that disrupt dance troupes can be anticipated and addressed before they occur. When expectations are clear (including what will happen if someone isn't following the agreed upon troupe guidelines), it makes the inevitable conflict that occurs within any group of people so much easier to handle.
Lisa Allred is a group improvisational belly dancer who teaches FCBD with Baskets and Fly Fusion. After a long career dancing with and then directing Dayanisma (FCBD® professional troupe), Lisa has now founded the Red Sage Collective, a virtual performance troupe with members from around the world. Lisa can be found teaching weekly dance classes online at www.lisaallreddance.com. Lisa is a co-owner of the Belly Dance Business Academy. She is also a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years’ experience working with children, families, communities and nonprofits.