2 Left Feet Posted December 11, 2005 Report Share Posted December 11, 2005 A discussion in the Men's forum made me think of this subject: How do you handle it when the time comes and you have to move on to another teacher? I had a wonderful teacher who did amazing things for me over the last four years. Around the beginning of this year, her normally well thought out classes began to drift. She began correcting less and less and she increasingly turned to another student to help her with combinations when she couldn't make them work with the music (someone she trained and danced with professioanlly). Then, one day, she did something I felt was inappropriate and I left class. That was 6 months ago and I've not been back since. She made no attempt to contact me to apologize or even explain why she did what she did. I have a new teacher not far from here. I love her classes and I feel very comfrotable there but it's not entirely the same. The corrections are not as intense and my strength and form have declined somewhat. In may ways I miss the old teacher but still feel the sting of that incident like a gaping wound. Increasingly, it has soured my ability to enjoy dancing. I maybe take class once a week (down from 5x) and often don't finish class anymore. I know others have posted about finding new schools and new teachers, either from moving or from situations like mine and the one in the Men's forum. How have other people dealt with these situations? In many ways it's like a loss of an old friend, very hard to handle at times. Quote Link to comment
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