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    Junior Member Tabitha's Avatar
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    Default Hi, I'm a lurker!

    Hi everybody,

    I've been lurking here for a while, but thought I would introduce myself. I live in the SF Bay Area and am currently a professional dancer (I say currently because as soon as I finish school, I will give up dancing full time. Hmm...maybe I need to "extend" my studies...abroad? Masters, PhD??)

    Anyway, I'm mostly a restaurant dancer, and I have just started to branch out into teaching...what a wonderfully scary experience teaching is! But overall, this dance has just been an amazing ride of self-exploration and discovery. Ok, I'm getting too mushy now, lol.

    Take care!

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    Hi Tabitha and welcome to the forum. I started learning how to teach some time ago and am now in my first longer-term (for 6 or 7 months substituting for another teacher) teaching thing.
    I still find it scary and very difficult to teach. I put lots of preparation and thought into each class, but all the energy is so worth it when I see students grow more confident, become more skilled and just see them having fun and dancing. It teaches me things about myself also I hadn't expected to find. It just adds more beauty and depth to one's journey in dance I think.

    Happy posting, reading and dancing.

    By the way, I was really wondering. May I ask why you'd give up dancing after your studies?

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    Welcome Tabitha! What a shame you are quitting your full time, but I understand wanting to learn and do other things. It is a good thing to be a well rounded person and know many things well. Have fun lurking and posting! I will watch for you...lol

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    Thanks!

    I didn't mean I would give up dancing...but after I start teaching (elementary school kids) I don't think I'll have the energy for 5 nights a week of restaurant gigs.

    As for teaching, I'm my teacher's regular sub nowadays, after 7 years being her student and I still get nervous before class. I like the idea of subbing and private coaching, because thinking up a curriculum is a bit daunting.

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    Hey Tabitha, welcome to the forum! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on performing and teaching. I am sure that teaching at elementary and giving dance classes will compliment each other nicely

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    Big Grin Welcome, Tabitha!

    Hi, Tabitha! I hope you enjoy being a part of our community; there are a lot of awesome people here. Good luck with your new teaching career, and happy post...er...lurking? Posting? Lurking? o_O;;; Anyway, have lots of fun!

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    Thanks everybody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tabitha View Post
    Thanks!

    I didn't mean I would give up dancing...but after I start teaching (elementary school kids) I don't think I'll have the energy for 5 nights a week of restaurant gigs.

    As for teaching, I'm my teacher's regular sub nowadays, after 7 years being her student and I still get nervous before class. I like the idea of subbing and private coaching, because thinking up a curriculum is a bit daunting.
    Ohhh!!! I knew what you meant. How could you give up dancing...But I know life happens and we get busy with work, school, husbands, kids etc... Happy Dancing!

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    Hey, I know you!
    Okay, you have inspired me to go and introduce myself in the meet and greet forum, too.
    Glad to hear you are subbing for L. It is a great experience.
    Cheers,
    M.

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    Welcome Tabitha

    Enjoy reading, posting and having fun

    Maria Aya

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