Another moment from yesterday’s class with JP:
“In sus-sous … You know what a mullet is? The hairstyle — short in the front and long in the back. That’s how you want your body to be; it helps you balance.”
I borrowed this and used it with my class today (properly credited, of course). They’re just starting to learn sus-sous.
It works — they did a great job even though sus-sous felt weird and new.
After class, Aerial A said I’ve come a long way as a teacher, and that my explanations work now.
That means the world to me.
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. It certainly is in this case. I crib constantly from the lessons my teachers give us, and i do that because their teaching works.
Anyway, it turns out that I can be taught — and not just taught to dance, but taught how to teach effectively.