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A new Beginners' class

Back when I wasn't in charge of planning the dance curriculum, my curriculum manager (who was super-supportive) tried in vain to get a Beginners' class running. I swear, we must have tried it for about three years. And we never got more than three enrolling at any one time.

So I can hardly believe that this one is up and running. It's not even borderline, I've got a healthy 10 people enrolled, with two more who gave it a try-out tonight saying that they were going to enrol. And I'm still getting email enquiries about it. It's so much nicer not feeling like my classes are on a knife-edge. If it turned out that one of these ladies ducked out, it wouldn't jeopardise the whole class. And that feels quite comforting.

Not that I'm being complacent. I don't *want* to lose any of these students. Not even one. They all seem enthusiastic and I want them all to love BD like I do. So I will do my best to *make* them love it.

One student was saying she used to come to my lessons, like 20 years ago! I'm fairly sure I haven't been teaching quite that long, certainly not in Surrey - I've done 16 years with Surrey Adult Learning, in its many different names and configurations. But I was teaching in Berkshire before I started in Surrey, so I guess it's close to that. Blimey, that's a bit scary!

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abbie_normel
Sep. 23rd, 2014 02:14 am (UTC)
i actually had an old student inquire about lessons & about fell out of my chair.

Congrats
mekyria
Sep. 23rd, 2014 12:04 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your new class! It's so much fun teaching beginners, I am sure you can get them hooked on bellydance.

replyhazy
Sep. 23rd, 2014 03:05 pm (UTC)
HOORAY FOR A FULL CLASS!
ellariaal
Sep. 23rd, 2014 03:51 pm (UTC)
Ohh - that reminds me - it must be - as I started dancing 20 years ago. It was Thursdays then over at Ashmead school.
OMG - 2 decades.....
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