Why do instructors do this? As I am trying out different classes and studios, I sometimes get the third degree. I'm sorry, but every instructor thinks that their method is THE BEST. I feel that all teachers have strengths and weaknesses. After all, we are all human. Even your dance shoes can elicit a host of questions as to where you got them?, how did you hear about it?, why did you go there?, what did you have for dinner? etc etc. I really don't want to be bad mouthing other teachers or be the source of fuel for someone's fire. How do you handle this professionally? If you put up an obstacle to their interrogation, I feel like I will fall into the "unfavorable" category. It's almost like I'm the kid and my divorced parents are looking for gossip about each other.