Andre Yew Posted October 17, 2006 Report Share Posted October 17, 2006 I'm wondering if anyone can offer me advice or commiseration for a situation at one of the local studios where I take class. We just got a fantastic new teacher who gives a lot of good corrections, and won't let you get away with a single thing. She's a little old school in her teaching technique in that she comes around and actually physically adjusts you to be in the right place, and will often sit right next to you and repeat a correction while you're doing one exercise. She won't go on if she sees someone doing something wrong. She's also very specific about arm and head placement for everything. Despite the fact that much of it is more elementary than other classes, it's probably the most difficult and intense class of the whole week, but also one that I look forward to every week. I really like this, especially because not many corrections are given (especially to adults) in the other classes I take, and almost never for some of the finer detail that she works on. I feel very lucky to take her class. However, some of the other regular adults don't like her class because it's hard, and they feel she gives too many corrections after which they cool down too much. I don't understand this as I can stay warm by practicing her corrections while she's giving them to someone else, and she does actually keep the class moving --- we have a complete barre in less than an hour. Because of this, she's been told to give fewer corrections, and some of the other adults are dropping out. I've expressed how much I like her class to management (and to her), and have talked up the class to other people I know, but I feel like I'm the lone voice here, and I'm not sure what to do except to continue doing what I'm doing. Has anyone else been in a similar situation? If you were in my place, what would you do? I'm worried that the class will get canceled because there aren't enough people or the teacher gets discouraged by her students' attitudes towards class. --Andre Quote Link to comment
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