Angeline Posted June 29, 2013 Share Posted June 29, 2013 Hi everyone! After a recent raging debate on Twitter (#DanceTransparency), I wished to return to you guys to get your opinions and feedback. While the debate covers a broad spectrum of sub-topics, the main lead-off question is as follows: What information do you think ought to me made publically available to help dancers choose prospective schools/teachers/training? Here are a few sub-topic questions we also considered: ● What information do you believe should be mandatory for dance teachers/schools to disclose publically to help you choose the best training for you and your DD/DS? ● What do you wish you’d known about dance before you’d even enrolled for your first class? (e.g. hidden costs, post-training job numbers, safe practice) [NB: This question was triggered by a recent thread regarding limited job prospects.] ● What type of environment do you look for in a dance studio (e.g. nurturing, competitive, educative, character-building), and what would you avoid? ● Have you suffered any circumstances involving poor practice, lack of professionalism, fraud, or any other issues which would have been prevented by transparency and full disclosure? (If yes, please provide details here or, if you would prefer feel free to email your story to: AngelineLucasDance@live.com). ● What advice do you wish you could give yourself when you were first starting out, whether as a parent searching for classes for their DD/DS, or as dancers yourselves? ● Do we feel the efforts of the CDET and the new Dance Register will make any real impact on the day-to-day living of the dance community? Will parents want to cross-reference teachers/schools against these lists? Will ‘bad schools’ still survive despite these efforts? Do feel free to expand this subject of Dance Transparency, and what changes you would like to see in the dance industry. Thank you very much for your time. I very much look forward to your feedback and comments. Best Wishes, Angeline - Join me on Twitter @Angeline Dance for ballet/dance news, info, tips & videos Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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