Let’s do a bit of random “Q&A” today.
QUESTION: What are the best attended dance days?
Christine: Believe it or not, bad snow weather. The parents we cultivate (resilient) are like the mail deliver’s motto: through rain, sleet or snow…
Q: What’s teachers least favorite day?
Christine: The day after Halloween. Can we say cranky from sugar?
Q: What always surprises you in a good way?
Christine: Not sure if it’s surprise (because I can predict it) but I’m always amazed at the kids who struggle the most early on, are not coordinated, don’t know their left from right, don’t focus and they end up blossoming in high school and turn into amazing dancers because they hung in there and did the work.
Q: What is irritating?
Christine: Parents who pre-judge that their kid has no talent and doesn’t put them in a school like ours to develop their skills. They actually tell me, “Oh, if they had talent I’d put them with you, but XYZ school is fine for them because it’s recreational.” Of course those parents aren’t my kind of client… they don’t understand that we take beginners and turn them into amazing, and they don’t believe in their kid.
Q: What’s the best part?
Christine: The smile on a kid’s face when they master a new skill they’ve worked hard on. It’s not just a smile. It’s a glow beaming out through their cheeks and through their eyes.
Some kids have a big old struggle to do say, the splits. They’ll hide it inside how crushed they are but secretly long to have a flexible body.
That’s why I developed the single best stretch program around. It’s tough, but doable. Only for parents who want excellence though…
Copyrighted & published by Christine Rich
Master teacher, author and coach
The book: The Truth About Amazing Kids