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« Reply #60 on: August 12, 2010, 03:19:24 AM »

Good idea.  Good luck with it and hopefully it is a success.
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« Reply #61 on: August 16, 2010, 02:49:56 PM »

good for you Q...
and tell them about PDO while you are at it Cheesy
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« Reply #62 on: August 17, 2010, 05:09:01 AM »

good for you Q...
and tell them about PDO while you are at it Cheesy

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« Reply #63 on: August 17, 2010, 09:35:14 AM »

I've been on the DWTS forums a bit, and on one of the off-topic dancing topics, I mentioned PDO. One of them said she'd check it out, but I don't know if she has yet.

Also, the Uni that DP and I are going to doesn't have a ballroom dance club...we're thinking of starting one. Build up a bunch of younger competitors and take them to medallist comps.

We'd have to get someone to coach them properly...DP and I can't, but I can see it working.
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« Reply #64 on: August 17, 2010, 10:57:23 AM »

Who made the decision that you and DP can't teach?  It's the best way to learn.  When I first started to volunteer at the university clubs I felt like I was in no position to impart my little knowledge on anybody.  I felt like people would laugh if they heard that I was out there creating more dancers.  It was thanks to many people, most of them on PDO, that I was convinced that teaching would be not only good for the students wanting to learn the joy of dancing, but also it would help me out tremendously.  The PDO folks also convinced me that if someone asked you to teach (or you offered and they were open to learning what you had to teach) your teaching then becomes their choice.  You didn't force it on them and you didn't trick them into thinking that you knew it all.  Furthermore, they only want to learn what you have to teach.  Not what you wished you had to teach.      

My own way of talking myself into it was that I was doing it for free, so the students couldn't expect anything too great.   Grin  If they wanted to make a donation towards my lessons, then by all means, that becomes their choice too.  Unfortunately, at the moment, they only feel like reimbursing my parking fee.    

So if you only teach them what you learn it will be terrific for both of you.  My partner was reading the other day in one of her medical books that if you sit in a classroom, you learn about 20% of what you try to learn.  If you teach what you were taught, you retain 80% to 90% of it.  That seems like a pretty good reason to start teaching Lioness.  
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« Reply #65 on: August 17, 2010, 07:36:14 PM »

I don't particularly want to teach...I've experienced first hand the massive amounts of incorrect technique I've obtained from a not-so-accomplished teacher, and I wouldn't wish that on anyone.

I'm not even out of my levels yet...still silver, with only a small knowledge of figures and technique. There would reach a point where we'd be learning exactly what they were, and like I said, not my idea of teaching.

If we eventually start doing higher levels of dancing, then perhaps, but I really don't feel any sort of qualified at the moment.
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« Reply #66 on: August 18, 2010, 02:34:49 AM »

Here an amateur can't teach anyone, not even without being paid.  Its the most short-sighted rule on the book because who else is going to get the new dancers interested than fellow dancers? 
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« Reply #67 on: August 18, 2010, 02:57:31 AM »

I've been on the DWTS forums a bit, and on one of the off-topic dancing topics, I mentioned PDO. One of them said she'd check it out, but I don't know if she has yet.

Also, the Uni that DP and I are going to doesn't have a ballroom dance club...we're thinking of starting one. Build up a bunch of younger competitors and take them to medallist comps.

We'd have to get someone to coach them properly...DP and I can't, but I can see it working.

Is that Adelaide>? I have got someone looking into it....nd having an Inter Unversity competition. We have a high ranking dancer just started doing Dentistry and he is keen to do something. His instruction is fantastic, so if he can support the club you are clucky. perhaps I can join also!
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« Reply #68 on: August 18, 2010, 03:04:10 AM »

I see pros and cons to making rules on teaching, as Lioness says I have also gone to a teacher that does not know the techqinue well enough to tech high level dancing as they try to do.

but I beleive you can offer instruction to a beginner in basics. If they have a passion for it you guide them to someone that can teach them more.

I find I often get compliments on my very simple instrcutions, I seem to be able to explain things that they understand.

but I do want to get a qualifcation to teach so I feel I am offering them the right way to learn according to Dancesport rules.
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« Reply #69 on: August 18, 2010, 04:26:51 AM »

I've been on the DWTS forums a bit, and on one of the off-topic dancing topics, I mentioned PDO. One of them said she'd check it out, but I don't know if she has yet.

Also, the Uni that DP and I are going to doesn't have a ballroom dance club...we're thinking of starting one. Build up a bunch of younger competitors and take them to medallist comps.

We'd have to get someone to coach them properly...DP and I can't, but I can see it working.

Is that Adelaide>? I have got someone looking into it....nd having an Inter Unversity competition. We have a high ranking dancer just started doing Dentistry and he is keen to do something. His instruction is fantastic, so if he can support the club you are clucky. perhaps I can join also!

Yep, it is.
And an inter-uni comp would be fantastic. I think both DP and I are preferencing Adelaide, so with luck we'll both get in. I'll probably get in easy (I mean, arts degree?), however DP may have a little more difficulty (Biomed)
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« Reply #70 on: August 22, 2010, 07:09:03 AM »

With regards to starting a dancesport at uni and teaching as the sole teacher, I recommend you get someone who holds a DSA level 1 qualification or above. You can certainly assist in teaching classes, but organizing the whole club is a bit deal. Also there are certain regulations to health and safety, so an appropriatly qualified person should be present in class.

yes there is someone that has started at our University that is a top class dancer that is DSA accredited. I thop he will take up the challenge and I can help if he needs me to. but it would be great.
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« Reply #71 on: August 23, 2010, 04:05:27 AM »

With regards to starting a dancesport at uni and teaching as the sole teacher, I recommend you get someone who holds a DSA level 1 qualification or above. You can certainly assist in teaching classes, but organizing the whole club is a bit deal. Also there are certain regulations to health and safety, so an appropriatly qualified person should be present in class.

yes there is someone that has started at our University that is a top class dancer that is DSA accredited. I thop he will take up the challenge and I can help if he needs me to. but it would be great.
yes there is someone that has started at our University that is a top class dancer that is DSA accredited. I thop he will take up the challenge and I can help if he needs me to. but it would be great.
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« Reply #72 on: August 23, 2010, 05:09:14 AM »

With regards to starting a dancesport at uni and teaching as the sole teacher, I recommend you get someone who holds a DSA level 1 qualification or above. You can certainly assist in teaching classes, but organizing the whole club is a bit deal. Also there are certain regulations to health and safety, so an appropriatly qualified person should be present in class.

yes there is someone that has started at our University that is a top class dancer that is DSA accredited. I thop he will take up the challenge and I can help if he needs me to. but it would be great.
yes there is someone that has started at our University that is a top class dancer that is DSA accredited. I thop he will take up the challenge and I can help if he needs me to. but it would be great.

Aren't you at UniSA though? That still leaves Adelaide needing a qualified instructor
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« Reply #73 on: August 23, 2010, 07:04:07 AM »

With regards to starting a dancesport at uni and teaching as the sole teacher, I recommend you get someone who holds a DSA level 1 qualification or above. You can certainly assist in teaching classes, but organizing the whole club is a bit deal. Also there are certain regulations to health and safety, so an appropriatly qualified person should be present in class.

yes there is someone that has started at our University that is a top class dancer that is DSA accredited. I thop he will take up the challenge and I can help if he needs me to. but it would be great.
yes there is someone that has started at our University that is a top class dancer that is DSA accredited. I thop he will take up the challenge and I can help if he needs me to. but it would be great.



Aren't you at UniSA though? That still leaves Adelaide needing a qualified instructor
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« Reply #74 on: August 23, 2010, 07:04:49 AM »

With regards to starting a dancesport at uni and teaching as the sole teacher, I recommend you get someone who holds a DSA level 1 qualification or above. You can certainly assist in teaching classes, but organizing the whole club is a bit deal. Also there are certain regulations to health and safety, so an appropriatly qualified person should be present in class.

yes there is someone that has started at our University that is a top class dancer that is DSA accredited. I thop he will take up the challenge and I can help if he needs me to. but it would be great.
yes there is someone that has started at our University that is a top class dancer that is DSA accredited. I thop he will take up the challenge and I can help if he needs me to. but it would be great.



Aren't you at UniSA though? That still leaves Adelaide needing a qualified instructor

No I am at Adelaide Uni.. V is at UNISA
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