This week’s correction at the studio class was regarding hair. “Hair should be in a bun and not a ponytail. It is too distracting when it swooshes around.” Interesting because the dress code for the studio class is more laid back than the college class. I’m the only person wearing a leotard and tights. That was the only correction I received for the whole class – which is kind of disappointing. I know there was a lot more I could have done better, but only that one comment on hair. I understand that it is a fine balance for the teacher. How much do you correct in the recreational adult classes? Over do it and some people could find it too discouraging or embarrassing and will stop showing up. Not enough and students feel like they are not taken seriously. Our teacher made the comment that we should use the mirror and be our own harshest critic, but that only works when we’re in the center because it’s hard to even see the mirror while standing at the barre let alone correct oneself.
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