From time to time on 4dancers we will offer a “teaching tip”. These short pieces strive to be practical and are designed to be put to use right away. We hope that you will find some useful ideas in this section. Today’s tip deals with giving corrections during class.
Correcting a student can be a touchy thing, but there are ways to go about it gently. Starting out with a compliment can help frame things so that a student is more receptive to hearing them. This works especially well with sensitive students. If you can stress something they are doing well, then correct the behavior you want to change, it can make a difference. This is such a tiny thing, but it works!