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« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2013, 07:04:53 AM »

I've seen/heard/experienced worse!

Proprietor of a local studio (one I used to attend before they took over), publicly advertises themselves online/newspapers/magazines as the TOP Standard AND Latin Professional in Australia and is Australia's World and International Professional 10 dance representative.

In reality, they are the ONLY competing 10 dance professional in Australia. In any single style, standard or latin, they do not make it out of the first round at any Nationals and certainly did NOT make it out of the first round in Blackpool this year.

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Perhaps they should get into politics Tongue
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« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2013, 12:45:38 PM »

I can see how they'd have gotten away with that nonsense in years past. but, with results so easily google-able, I think it pays to tell the ugly truth.
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« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2013, 04:36:53 PM »

I can see how they'd have gotten away with that nonsense in years past. but, with results so easily google-able, I think it pays to tell the ugly truth.
I think its sort of understood that people exaggerate dance qualifications.  A great example is "North American Champion" which you will see quite often.  Its a name owned by a particualr championship - one where the strength of the competitions has (in the past as least) not been very high.  Its quite legit - but you would have to know the details to comprehend its real meaning. 
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« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2013, 12:26:25 AM »

well they would be well qualified t teach social students and perhaps lower level comp dancers, but in the end they need to expand and get guest coaches in... I have won  several  national championships, I could spruik myself as well Tongue
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« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2013, 12:57:51 AM »

Yep,Q,  I think its important to be honest about your qualifications,whatever they are. i also think it would be nice if the structure allowed for students to be realistic about what teachers they need.  If it's your first lesson and you're doing the walk/foxtrot, its possible that somebody other than the Grand Prix National Champion may be able to help.
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« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2013, 09:01:58 PM »

Generally, the less qualified people are, the more they inflate their cred  Tongue

The result is that all teachers seem the same to the uninitiated!
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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2013, 09:24:14 PM »

Generally, the less qualified people are, the more they inflate their cred  Tongue

The result is that all teachers seem the same to the uninitiated!



That's the problem.
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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2013, 11:53:34 PM »

...  which is why, I suppose, some countries have examinations that you have to achieve to be a teacher...
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« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2013, 03:11:40 AM »

In Florida, where I started dancing,all you had to do was register with the state.
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« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2013, 07:59:53 AM »

In Florida, where I started dancing,all you had to do was register with the state.
I don't think you have to do anything here - unlike, say, a hair dresser.
In England I think its quite strict - but I would love to hear from an English member...
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« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2013, 05:43:21 AM »

well here if you want to say that you are a danceSport coach you must have accreditation, but most new students would not ask. it is only if they get cuaght doing so.
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« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2013, 06:02:22 AM »

well here if you want to say that you are a danceSport coach you must have accreditation, but most new students would not ask. it is only if they get cuaght doing so.
but what about the acredited teachers - don't they out the fakers?
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« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2013, 06:12:51 AM »

Who has time, energy or budget to police dance teachers?
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« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2013, 06:50:31 AM »

Who has time, energy or budget to police dance teachers?
anyone who's profession is being threatened. i.e. other dance teachers

here the pros were reporting any am that taught - until they changed the rules (which are now completely unfair)
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« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2013, 07:09:14 AM »

I believe you. Seems a bit unwieldy to me,though.  Of course, I come from a place where,to become a dance teacher, all you have to do is declare that you are one and buy a license.
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