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Unformatted text preview: and often a natural talent. Because of the nature of a dance class, and that the students are moving around rather than in chairs looking at a chalkboard, a dance teacher must be very clear in both intentions and how they are portrayed to the class. A dance teacher must have clear thoughts and also have clear ways of expressing these thoughts to the students. Finally there is a certain amount of compassion required to be a dance teacher. This does not mean always being a nice teacher or being a pushover, but perhaps the opposite. I have had many great, strict dace teachers. But because of the difficulty of the subject, compassion is quite necessary. My favorite teachers were the ones who made me do 30 more releves, but smiled and said, I know it hurts, but youll thank me for this....
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- Spring '08