Monday, September 12, 2011
First day of dance class!
Scottish Highland classes started today. I'm teaching one day a week, and this was my day to teach. I will have four classes this year: Primaries (dancers under 7), Beginners, a Stamina/Strength/Core/Stretching training class, and finally ending with Novice/Intermediate level dancers (a competitive level up from beginner). Day 1 is over, and I am exhausted. The training class is pretty exhausting on it's own, but I also have to do a lot of demonstrating in the other classes. Not to mention teaching 3-8 year olds is like herding cats. At least my cats follow freeze-dried salmon treats. Any ideas on what the 6 year old equivalent of freeze-dried salmon is? Nevertheless, I'm satisfied. I love Highland, and I love teaching dancing, especially after a day of disserating. Some people might see hobbies as a distraction, but I truly believe that I am a better academic because I dance, and a better dancer/ teacher because I'm an academic. They are complementary, rather than contradictory, and I am trying my best to work out my life such that I never have to give up one for the other (something of a geographical challenge).
Posted by Shedding Khawatir at 7:06 PM