28 February 2001
With my upcoming move to the Los Angeles area, I will certainly miss
the weekly private dance instructions with you. These individual lessons
have been essential for filling the "gaps" from the various group
lessons I've taken in order to become proficient and confident in
ballroom dancing. I'm sure that this investment in private lessons
will pay many dividends over years of future dancing.
Your unique teaching skills and style
are excellent. As a person who was totally new to ballroom dancing,
I greatly appreciate your insistence on establishing competence in
the fundamentals of each type of dance before moving to more advanced
movements. I particularly appreciate your attention to the fine points
of technique which make a significant difference in the fluidity of
each dance style. I also commend you for seeking to understand my
personal goals in dancing, recommending the maintenance of a dance
journal, and offering advice on etiquette and other non-technical
aspects of social dancing. In short, thanks to you, I now have a strong
foundation to build on for future growth in dancing.
Most importantly, you were key to keeping
my interest in ballroom dancing. When I first came to you, I was very
frustrated and uncomfortable at social dance parties-I was close to
throwing in the towel on dancing. Your outstanding instruction and
focused attention to my personal needs gave me the necessary tools
and self-confidence to move through the "survival" stage of social
dancing and to begin having fun with it. Now, I look forward to the
enjoyment of dancing for a long time to come!
I wish you continued success in your
teaching and dancing career, and I hope we can stay in touch.
E-mail Deborah at firstname.lastname@example.org