Guest fastfeets Posted November 4, 2003 Report Share Posted November 4, 2003 I'm going to be teaching an adult beginner class in the mornings once we have adult students interested in morning classes. I'm so excited about this! The school where I train has a single evening beginner class, but very few students. I take classes with the teens...which i don't mind at all. I love the students...they're loads of fun So, I mentioned that when I first moved to town last year I looked for morning adult classes, and there were none...still arent. Mentioned also that some moms cannot take time away from family and home for the evening class, and maybe a morning class could be offered. The owner and my teacher said basically "good idea...you teach it." For now it will be just beginners, and as they advance, or if I get students more advanced then we'll offer intermediate adult ballet, but this is just such a neat thing! I'm going to get to help people realize a childhood dream they may have missed out on, or help them regain skills they lost over long breaks (like me!!)...or just help a mom who's spent the last 10 years being "just mom" regain poise and a sense of self. This is really wonderful!! I'm a bit nervous, of course. I've got to prepare a curriculum and make sure it's challenging enough to keep them wanting more, but simple enough to be attainable....(or just get an outright Vaganova or RAD syllabus and follow that....;)) At any rate, it'll take time to put together the information and form the classes, so it's not starting immediately...there's always the chance we'll find little to no interest...but even if not, there's still that fact that I was offered the teaching position. Wow.... This is where I was heading with my dancing, aside from, and in addition to perhaps performing with the small company that's forming locally (contemporary and classical ballet company), so it's almost like reaching some amazing goal...well, actually it IS reaching a goal. (though I'd not take on any more advanced classes for some long while....very not ready for that). Where's that Champagne Sofa..... Quote Link to comment
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.