> On the other hand, I have watched people get frustrated, and I > have watched individual dancing skills deteriorate and bad habits develop without > much success in really helping anyone, because dancers either don't know HOW to > help or don't know how to get the help they need. The place to teach these things > is in class. > > I think the ORIGINAL comment - and Ron Wallace's response to it - were likely in > a workshop or class setting, where we sometimes get so enthusiastic helping > newcomers that we forget it is the teacher's job and training to do the same. > Sometimes if we help too much (or the wrong way), the dancer becomes dependent and > doesn't learn anything, and our own dancing suffers.
A nice summary of the dynamics----------
Hands up those whose class contains someone who bears the nickname
' BossyBoots' ?
The kind who is always helpful, has a strong right arm to give the
unresponsive a hefty shove in the back, (often in the wrong
direction) and is so busy helping all and sundry (most of whom do
not require it) that the one who goes wrong most often is themselves?
Cheers, Ron :)
< 0 Ron Mackey,(Purveyor of Pat's Party Pieces)
/#\ London. UK.