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« on: June 15, 2013, 09:36:47 AM »

One thing struck me when I was signing up for a swing dance workshop this morning.  (Actually two.  Swing dance is sooo inexpensive, comparatively speaking!!)

But the new thing that struck me was the teachers' resumes.  They all started out with [teacher] has been dancing for [blah] years,  all his life,since she was twelve,etc. All of the resumes tell you how long the teacher has been dancing.

Hmm.I know some people who've been dancing forty years and whom I would not pay to teach me  a sugar push.  No offense to my long-lived dance friends, but I have to wonder out loud.  How can you tell if a swing dance teacher is a good teacher?  The discipline is informal,  word of mouth, and mostly un-codified.

And why this focus, in swing,on years of dance?  Does that really make a difference?

So,in your world,how does a swing dancer get the cred to become a swing dance teacher?
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