Law Essentials Every Dance Studio Owner Needs to Know
Cory Sterling is the founder of the heart-leading law firm Conscious Counsel and the author of the book The Yoga Law Book: Legal Essentials For Yoga Professionals. He’s worked with hundreds of clients in the dance, health and fitness industries.

In this episode, he discusses the legal essentials that every dance studio should be aware of. The idea of “the law” can be scary, but Cory helps break through the fear and makes the concepts accessible. Learn what you can do today so your dance studio is protected tomorrow (and for years to come).

Key Takeaways

[2:05] Cory took his law firm online 4 years ago.

[3:55] Want to grow? You’ll need to get familiar with the law.

[5:35] If someone gets hurt or injured, the responsibility ultimately falls on you. However, there is a way to protect you from that.

[7:25] Are you hosting free classes? Here’s what you need to be thinking about.

[9:05] Do you need to include COVID in your waiver? Yes!!!

[13:15] What do you need to know about general protection laws?

[15:55] Email is the new currency. Here’s why this is important from a legal perspective.

[18:20] Cory shares how he helps his clients.

[19:00] The biggest problem is that you don’t always know what you don’t know.

[21:35] Cory understands things are difficult right now, but keep going. There is a lot of opportunity out there.


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About Our Guest:
Cory Sterling

Cory Sterling

Cory is the founder of the heart-leading law firm Conscious Counsel, a lawyer, small business owner, group fitness instructor and yoga teacher. He wrote The Yoga Law Book and has served hundreds of clients in the dance, health and fitness space all across the world, the majority of whom own or operate a fitness/health studio. He has presented at conferences around the world, teaching about the law in a FUN and practical way.

He won the award for “Highest Rated Session” at MindBody Bold, amongst a field of the health and fitness leading minds and best presenters. In March 2020, he completed the MindBody Business Consulting Program in order to learn overall best business practices for studios and is the only lawyer to hold the certificate.

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