Finding the right dance teacher is important once you’ve decided to take dance lessons. There are certain qualities you should keep in mind when you begin your search. First should be how long the teaching has been teaching and how long he/she has been dancing. If available (which it should be), find out what dancing certifications he or she has. But while credentials are important, don’t be so quick to overlook retired professional dancers. Often these dancers become exceptional dance teachers even with no certifications.
You should also see if the teacher offers classes in other genres. Some teachers teach several dance genres ranging from things such as hip hop to ballroom. But make sure the teacher is actually qualified to teach the style you want to learn and not just trying to fill up his or her classes.
Does the teacher seem truly dedicated to dance? If he/she was a professional dancer, you can probably assume a great deal of pride and dedication for the profession of dance. Observe the way he or she teaches a class. A dedicated dance teacher will appear to be completely in love with the idea of teaching others how to dance.
Is the dance teacher always running behind? Do classes continually begin late? A good dance teacher will always strive to be an example of responsibility, as responsibility is a trait of a good dancer. If you feel as if you are always standing around waiting for the teacher, it’s probably time to look for a new one.
Do you feel invisible in your dance class? Every student in a dance class should feel important and respected. Even if you are dancing on the back row, the teacher should make an effort to make eye contact and communicate with you. A respectable teacher will pay attention to each student and correct them individually, helping them to gradually build their technique. A good teacher will respect every one of her students.
Tony and Melanie have been choreographing, educating, performing and composing wonderful choreography for over thirty years. The own New York City’s premier dance center. If you are interested in know more about any dances make sure you check out their website. They are now teaching dance lessons in NYC.
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