Expectations of teacher trainees


Because this is a teaching class, there is a strong emphasis on presentation. You will be expected to present material to the class on a regular basis. You may be asked to demonstrate a figure or to present a brief history of a specific dance. Don't worry, we hand out assignments in advance, so you will have plenty of time to prepare!

Dancing both roles

In order to teach a specific dance or figure, you need to be able to articulate and demonstrate both the leader’s and follower’s part. We spend equal time in class working on both parts, and every teacher trainee is expected to dance with every other teacher trainee as both leader and follower, regardless of gender. This is standard practice for professional dance instruction.

Teacher trainees get extra benefits!