FINDING YOUR BEST DANCE TEACHER

GREEN LIGHT RED LIGHT

GREEN LIGHTS/RED LIGHTS OF A DANCE TEACHER

GREEN LIGHTS:

These are the signs to look for in a good dance teacher.  Green is for good to go!

• Gives clean, clear instructions

• Easy to follow and lead

• Protects you

• Dances at your level

• Patient and kind to all partners

• Open to questions and repeating demonstrations

• Has an attitude of constant improvement

• Continues to learn and train themselves

 

RED LIGHTS:

If a teacher displays these characteristics, beware!  Red is for stop and look elsewhere.

• Is rough or cause you pain

• Doesn’t care about your level

• Poor ability to dance around other couples

• Easily frustrated by a beginner student or partner

• Self-taught or learned socially (no formal dance or teaching background)

• Has been dancing for a short time

• Doesn’t look up to other professionals

• Only wants you to learn from them

• Only recommends the most expensive learning options

• Doesn’t ask you what you want to learn and where you want to go in your dance life

• Parties but doesn’t take classes with other professionals

 

A good dance teacher is not everything in learning to dance, but it can make your progress faster, smoother, & more fun!