July 22nd, 2008

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new trainees

We started the training process yesterday for my two new instructor trainees. Both have completed upper levels of my classes. I am absolutely thrilled with these two girls already. They are unbelievably sensual and natural when they dance, they even inspire ME when I watch them. One of them is already a yoga instructor and so I feel confident in her ability to work with students. And the other seems to have an unlimited ability to let girls know how fantastic they look when they dance - and that's really important since the girls can't actually see themselves dance and the feedback is what helps them feel confident. And in just the first class she observed last night, she already made a correction to one of the students who had her feet just a bit off for proper balancing.

Training new instructors is a huge sacrifice for me of both money and time. I literally take a large pay cut during their 12 week training process to make that training time possible. And I'll be doing so just as my rent is about to double. But I definitely feel comfortable with that when I see how fantastic these girls are!