dmcclure Posted August 13, 2004 Report Share Posted August 13, 2004 Ok, we registered for this year last week. DD was moved up into Sr. I, which is our second to highest level, and will be taking 5 classes a week. This is a heavy schedule at our studio, which is good, but rural. I was up at the studio later that day for a private pointe lesson and noticed the schedule again. I hadn't looked at who was teaching, assuming it was the AD and Asst. AD, as in the past. Turns out it isn't. She will be taking 40% of her classes from someone she really disliked last year. DD has never complained about any instructor for any class, including guest artists, SI, auditioners, etc. ever before, except for this teacher. We just grinned and beared it last year, knowing she would probably move up. Now, DD is distraught! yes, I know she is 12 and at that stage, but she is usually very calm about it all. Teacher has no real credentials. She was a good dancer herself, for our company, but has no professional or educational credentials! Is there ANY diplomatic way to address this? Remember, small studio.... She would be teaching one session of Tech and Beg, Pointe. All other classes would be taught by the Asst. AD, who is GREAT. Also, we got the first ever PE exemption for DD this year. Our district had never granted one before. We used the resumes of the AD and Asst. AD for proving that it would be "professional instruction". Should we bring up to the AD the fact that the uncredentialed teacher could put our PE exemption in jepordy? EEEK and Nut auditions are coming up in 2 weeks.......not a great time to rock the boat. Any feedback or advice would be greatly appreciated. Quote Link to comment
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