Ballroom Dance > Funniest things that students have said to dance instructors

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by Dr Dance, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. Dr Dance

    Dr Dance Well-Known Member

    During a Viennese Waltz group class, the instructor was asking questions to test the students knowledge of correct posture, "Where is your back?"

    Without pausing, the student answered, "It's behind me."
  2. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    Well, you can't argue with that!
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  3. IndyLady

    IndyLady Well-Known Member

    Not said to an instructor, but overheard as I was walking past a swing group class yesterday:

    "Is that enough bouncing?"
  4. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

    Parents of a wedding couple came in for a lesson. Saw competitors practicing on the main floor. "What's wrong with them? Why are they dancing like that?"
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  5. IndyLady

    IndyLady Well-Known Member

    I think you won the thread with this one. That is awesome.
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  6. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    Ouch. I've heard similar things before though.

    After doing a Paso Doble last night, with some students watching us: "She looks angry at him!"

    They were actually kind of right, since I got a nasty bruise on my thigh during our lunge.
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  7. Dr Dance

    Dr Dance Well-Known Member

    During a waltz group class on a sweltering, summer evening, the instructor said, "Now let us follow with a closed change."

    The student frowned, considered, and responded, "But sir, I did not bring a change of clothes."
  8. wamandance

    wamandance New Member

    In our studio we keep a private list of things Instructors have said that are, if taken out of context, odd. We're up to 17 pages, but here are a few our our favorites.

    "The slower you go the harder it gets" (Rise and Fall)
    "I'm gonna get it in" (Packing for a comp)
    "Do it with the ladies" (While teaching a class)
    "You're not feeling the full force of my body" (When talking about center of gravity in frame)
    "It's grapevine and gauchos, not great wine and nachos" (During class)
    "That's not my leg" (It was a hustle - I have no explanation for this, and I'm the one who said it :shy:)
    "My balls hurt" (balls of her feet)
    "Did any student bring food" (everyone was thinking it)
    "Dang this one's hard" (this pattern)
    "You can't just touch it, you gotta grab it" (talking about going for your goals)
    "Ladies find a different man" (During a class)
    "I lose it when I go fast" (V. Watz pattern)
    "It goes fast and then slow again, It's awesome!" (about a new song)
    "I want to show you how she lifts her leg" (Argentine Tango)
    "It'll be longer and harder" (Competition Waltz Open)
    "What happened to their privates" (Private Lessons)
    "Let the lady finish" (Finishing her step before moving on)

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  9. ralf

    ralf Active Member

    Another one for the Instructors list:

    "Gentlemen, whip your ladies." (M. Nunez IIRC, lesson at Swing Fling WCS convention ca 2008)
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  10. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Once, when I had been having some trouble feeling the floor like I thought I should be, I started a lesson by telling the instructor, "I don't know where the floor is."

    He understood exactly what I meant.
  11. noahpocalypse

    noahpocalypse New Member

    Instructor talking about something, I don't know what, maybe hip action: "On a scale of one to ten, you're at about a 4."

    Me: "Hmph. I am at least a 7."

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