Miss Manners

ERBRUNKEN

Message 6084 · 11 Jan 1997 07:38:16 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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In a message dated 97-01-10 13:46:38 EST, you write:

> I'd like to hear from people who teach workshops.

Well, I am relatively new to the workshop circuit, and this is only 'mho'
... I love to dance and am delighted to dance anywhere, anytime, with
whomever will ask me!

But, I am finding the dilema of people (especially the men) being
intimidated by the 'guest teacher'. There is nothing to be afraid of, we
(the guest teachers) mess up as often as everyone else! okay I can't speak
for everyone.....but I know I do!

Recently Marjorie Mclaughlin and Bob Blackie taught our weekend. we all
ended up in the same set for Argyle Strathspey, (they were dancing together).
In the tournee's involving either of our couples, we got 1 tournee
correct! The whole set spontaneously cheered when we (the 'famous' teachers)
got the turns the right way! You could see the tension leave all the other
dancers when We messed up the first tournee.....and it wasn't deliberate!

Noone should be intimidated by any other dancer. We are all at different
levels and we can learn from each other. So go confidently and ask the best
dancer in the room! and ask the out of towners, whether or not they are the
guest teachers.
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