Re: Teacher/Students Etiquette Posted by ballroomchick 9/3/2013 11:15:00 AM
Sorry to hear this happened to you. This seems happen more frequently to students who pay way too far out into the future for lessons.
I know this does not help you now, but in this hobby never stock pile too many paid lessons that it would break the bank if the instructor ran out on you. If you lend money, do so with the expectation of never seeing it again. Some times as hard as the sob story that is spun to you may sound, stick to your guns that your policy is to NEVER lend money to anyone.
Dancing is a small world. Teachers who run out on students develop a reputation. Spread the word of what happened to you on all dance sites using his name. Help protect new students or anyone looking for a teacher.
I hope one day you will be able to go back into dancing. Not all dance teachers are sharks. But then again you also have to learn not to be an easy touch and bail them out of difficulties of their own making. I am learning to say NO to a of extra pre-paid lessons myself.