Real teachers can spot very bad techniques. Why is this? Because there are studies of movements; kinesiology, foot placement, weight distribution, et al, which are included in a teaching program...
MY PET PEEVE IS WHEN SO-CALLED TEACHERS PERFORM ON THE FLOOR WITH VERY BAD TECHNIQUES. Believe me when I tell you that I don't give the applause, and I cringed every time a bad technique is executed.
I am not speaking of one’s “style” of teaching here, but I am touching on a subject that a lot of powers-that-be in the dance community ignored for years. I am talking about proper techniques, safety and skills.
YOU CANNOT FAKE BAD TECHNIQUES!
It is one thing for "students" or "training group" performing on stage with bad techniques, but it's another when so-called Teachers (professionals) are on stage making a fool of themselves.
Techniques are so bad that even Amateurs in the competition arenas I’ve judged were far better. So the question is, how did they get to be teachers? Did they wake up one morning and said, "I declared that today, I will be a dance teacher'?
The problem with self-proclaimed teachers nowadays, particularly in bachata, salsa, and even in the kizomba scene, is that they don't belong to an organization that kept them accountable with their skills or false-skills. Or they didn’t have enough years of training that their intructor didn’t have enough time to constantly correct them.
They have students, yes they do, because people nowadays do not do their own research. They are just desperate to learn how to dance. Pseudo teachers will be teaching some styles of dance that not saturated yet, or, better yet, they will move into a small town (falsifying their credentials) where there is practically no dance programs offered.
You can be the best car salesman in the world, but when the rubber meets the road, your customer will sue you for selling them lemon.
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Rodney Rodchata Aquino, an international instructor, has 19 yrs of dance experience, including world competition judge and promoter. He has taught Bachata Dancing in 43 countries totalling 260 cities in the world including the Dominican Republic. He is ranked the 2nd most influential bachatero in the world by Dance Planet Daily (http://bit.ly/2c7eOM6). You can read his intimate interview here @ http://bit.ly/2c7ekWi