chauffeur Posted September 18, 2004 Report Share Posted September 18, 2004 My DD and a friend of hers just had an odd experience last night, and I'm curious to know how others might have handled this. The kids were at a rehearsal, running through some steps on their own, when an apprentice with the small pro company that's attached to this school, came up to them and started berating them both for "rolling" their feet. They were stunned and didn't say much back, other than "OK" which only earned them a "don't just say 'OK,' do something about it" from this young woman who then stomped off. The kids incidentally are 10 and 9, while this young woman is in her early 20s. And my DD had no idea who she was until we got back down to the studio today and I found out who she was from the company's director. I told him, pretty calmly but emphatically, that I didn't appreciate hearing that these two kids had gotten pounced on like that by an adult they didn't know, and that in the future, I'd feel a whole lot better if my DD got her instruction only from her teachers or directors. He agreed but also tried to explain that perhaps the apprentice felt entitled to "offer advice" because she does teach a little (3- and 4-year-olds, from what I could find out). I also found out from a few other parents that this apprentice has been unpleasantly throwing her weight around in numerous ways since arriving at the school a few weeks ago. I realize that sometimes being part of a school/company family means that every adult there views themselves as a potential "parent" to the children, but I really didn't feel comfortable with how this scenario played out. Any other thoughts/reactions? Quote Link to comment
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