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Re: can you teach even with no dance experience?
Posted by MimiDS
6/29/2013  10:58:00 PM
A few "instructors" in my area have had some group social dance lessons from mediocre instructors and then decided they were ready to branch out on their own and teach-- charging more than $80 an hour. I know one "instructor" who takes group social lessons for $8 and then charges $110 to teach the same thing in a private lesson. This particular instructor lists her credentials as "became interested in dancing as a child".

I think it's a disgrace that they do this.

Re: can you teach even with no dance experience?
Posted by nloftofan1
6/30/2013  7:35:00 AM
I occasionally receive emails from an organization that runs teacher training courses. (I am not a professional. I got on their list when I communicated with them about something—I no longer even remember what). Their latest email, billing some training courses, included this statement: "It is appropriate for all levels and no teaching experience is required."
Re: can you teach even with no dance experience?
Posted by stardust
6/30/2013  4:54:00 PM
I tuk a qwick Corse.

Last week i cudnt even spel inginear now i is one
Re: can you teach even with no dance experience?
Posted by terence2
7/13/2013  4:13:00 AM


LOL !!!!!!
Re: can you teach even with no dance experience?
Posted by O.K.
6/30/2013  3:39:00 PM
Unfotunately a beginner with no experience cannot tell a good teacher from a bad one. They fall prey to a smooth talker which is unfortunate but true. i would maybe ask . What is CBMP and what group in a Waltz is CBMP part of. If it were Latin I would like a Rumba Walk explained in detail.
Re: can you teach even with no dance experience?
Posted by terence2
7/13/2013  4:15:00 AM


even a good dance background is not a fail safe method . Check the results of students taught by teacher in question.
Re: can you teach even with no dance experience?
Posted by dancingqueen1
7/5/2013  12:17:00 PM
UNLESS YOU HAVE 30YS EXPERIENCE NO WAY SHOULD ANY ONE BE
TEACHING DANCE. I AM A SILVER STUDENT AND YOU WOULD NOT
BE TEACHING ME. STAY OFF THE FLOOR.
Re: can you teach even with no dance experience?
Posted by dancingqueen1
7/8/2013  9:45:00 AM
YES YOUR RIGHT NO ONE SHOULD BE TEACHING DANCE. YOU BETTER HAVE AT LEAST
30 YRS EXPERIENCE.
Re: can you teach even with no dance experience?
Posted by undoit
7/8/2013  3:43:00 PM
That is a bit much for a minimum requirement... I'm pretty sure that if it takes someone thirty years to feel ready to teach, then I wouldn't want them teaching me any more than a person with no experience... Lets face it, not all dancers are equal, and a persons natural ability and dedication to dance can in a huge way be the determining factor in when or if they ever become ready to teach. I cartainly agree that a total novice should in no way be teaching, but an individual with three or four years of solid & dedicated experience, has certainly put in the time to teach beginners. Furthermore, I would go as far as to say that any student who is looking for the most perfect and experienced instructor that they can find, is short changing themselves from the beginning. The simple fact of the matter is that different instructors have different strengths, and students, especially those with a dedicated partner, can benefit highly from working with multiple instructors.
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