The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #163266 Message #3893017
Posted By: GUEST
09-Dec-17 - 12:07 PM
Thread Name: the teaching of dancing
Subject: RE: the teaching of dancing
From the terminology I am guessing that you are American so your repertoire is what in the UK we would think of as "club" dances.
If you are teaching complete dances as opposed to teaching moves and calling dances then you have an underlying issue. Regular attendees will want new and more complex material while newcomers need it simple and made fun.
Fora is right about structuring the teaching but I would disagree on gender neutral calling. I have never seen it done well and is of course a micro agression to trans people by deliberately removing the recognition of gender from a pastime which has been structured around gender identity.