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Corrections For Other Dancers Apply To YOU

That’s right, just because your teacher directed a correction to another student doesn’t mean you don’t need to pay attention to it. In fact, just the opposite is true.

Let’s say you just finished an exercise, and the teacher gives a general correction about the combination. You listen to it so you can apply it. Next, the teacher addresses a correction to one of your peers. What do you do?

  • 1. Zone out?
  • 2. Look at yourself in the mirror?
  • 3. Start chatting?
  • 4. Listen to the correction and see if it could also apply to you?

If you said number four, bravo!

If you said one, two, or three, don’t feel bad. Many of us would. The correction is aimed for someone else, not you, so why should you pay attention?

You should pay attention because every bit of information given in dance class, either physically or verbally, is gold! Class is the time to soak up as much as you possibly can. Even professional dancers can improve their craft through observation, and treating every correction like it was directed at them.

Corrections For Other Dancers Apply To YOU