Last time I was lost, One user in dance-forums sent me a message saying he was a blackpool finalist and helped me a lot.
Because of him, my progress in dancing was amazing, the head teacher in my studio told me it is unbeliveble progress (without me asking or something),
one other teacher said she is a fan of me because I work so hard and told me that this willing will take me to a very good place.
This user wrote me this forum address so I know or at least hope he sill see this message - thank you! also, I think I found the way to accomplish my goal studying by the greats.. I will announce you when I will be sure. Again, thanks! Whatever happens it because of you, by just few messages
Now, just a few more words about me:
I dance in Arthur Murray school. I'm 18, dancing for almost an year. I started dancing for social targets and than decided to take it to the pro level. I want to compete in Blackpool in may of some year. And I also want to be a student of one of the greats in London, a student which his teacher will love to teach him. To do so, even though I learn in Arthur Murray I asked my teacher to teach me as a pro, in a willing to become a teacher in the years will come, she was very pleased to hear that and from then my progess was great as I said before.
Now I'm, as I said in the title, I'm lost.. not as I was then (when I got help in dance forums) but still a little bit lost.
My teacher talked to the manager asking about me as a trainer.
the manager was of course very happy to hear so.. she said that there is
always a need for more teachers and that there were some teachers who started as a students.
It is possible, but I need a great willing to do so, and my teacher said
"I can't help you in that, I can't sure you anything, you need a great willing,
what I can help you in is making you a good dancer".
And then she said to me that her suggestion is to take group lessons too
(I'm only taking private lessons and you will get why in a short).
Now, I'm not a wealthy person, I know it will change soon, I will find the way
to change it.. but anyone should know where he starts from. I can't take group lessons,
and if I could I won't take those because I don't accept that this is what will make me
a blakpool competitor in the future.
The group lessons are taken by students that their main target is to become a
good social dancers. They are old. I don't say that old is not good and that I
am better than them.. never! what I say is that they don't pursuit for the same goal,
they don't even think about it. It is ok, but I can't see this option of group lessons
as the best way to use my money to become a blackpool competitor. It looks like
they (AM) try to make you spend more and more money, it doesn't look like the dancers
that taking those lessons became something. The only dancer in my studio I think
dance well (as a social dancer only) I didn't saw there.
Is my decision correct? If my progress is so well, why should I change anything
when I can save my money to learn from the greats, as my dream is, in the future?
Do teachers in Arthur Murray get profits if their students take more group lessons?
Do they get more profit if their students attending the training nights?
What should I do?