Serendipity Posted November 23, 2010 Report Share Posted November 23, 2010 (edited) Some debate has gone on regarding this elsewhere. As an adult who dances at several studios, some with cameras, some without, it was unnerving at first, but since the cameras are small, they quickly become unnoticeable. And I must say that I prefer that the cameras are used rather than seeing people constantly waving and weaving about at a display window. One studio I go to has one-way glass in their windows, so we really can't see out, but they can see in. Another has blinds that can be adjusted so that people can see in but we really can't see out (to my relief!) and two have cameras. One studio's classrooms are way in the back, away from the waiting room, and parents aren't allowed back at the classroom area. The other has them right out in the main, open area, and parents congregate there to watch their little ones. It does block the space but it's better than their being at the windows because of the narrowness of the corridor. I know from overhearing and observing that parents are most interested in watching their own child. I dance with kids in many of the schools and rarely do I hear comments from parents about myself (apart from an occasional "I can't believe you can do all that!!" LOL!). Some have said that it does protect the adult in the class and in this litigious society, that is one consideration but I know that in the places I attend, that's not the main reason. These cameras were a boon in that one studio where there was major disruption/distraction from people wandering back and forth, waving and making faces through the windows. Now we can pull the blinds and pretend no one exists outside of our little classroom (and I do mean little! LOL!). As an adult, what's your take on this? Does it make you uncomfortable knowing you're on display, if you have cameras in there? I found this quite an amusing way to deal with it. Look for the post by "Katielovesballet" on this thread: http://dancers.invisionzone.com/index.php?...=49540&st=0 As I said, I'm glad they are there if only to minimize parental/student disruption/distraction. What do you think? Reason for edit: To fix the URL that was mangled by the previous edit. Edited November 24, 2010 by Serendipity removal of gratuitous sniping. Please use the appropriate channels for issues with moderating decisions. Quote Link to comment
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