Fun and/or technique???????

Oberdan Otto

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>...Then of course, it is always possible that someday it will click for them,
>and--Hey presto!--we have no more irritatingly hopeless dancing to deal with
>from that quarter...

I think many of the teachers among us have stories of apparently
hopeless dancers who experienced a "click" and turned into competent
dancers.

SCD supports a broad range of skill-levels. Nonetheless, there is a
minimum skill level required to be an "asset" in a dance. It is the
teachers job to help the dancers attain that skill level.

I think MOST dancers (even very skilled dancers) imagine themselves
to be better dancers than they actually are. So if the dancers
imagine themselves dancing better than they actually do, the teacher
should feel free to EXPECT the dancers to improve their skills so
that will in fact grow into better dancers.

I think it is a serious mistake for teacher to give up on any dancer
as "beyond improvement". You will never know when you are just a few
words of encouragement from one of those "clicks". The dancers can
and do read the Attitude and Expectations of the teacher. If you
believe in your dancers they will try much harder for you.

Cheers, Oberdan.

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