there was an issue a while back where "you are not a teacher. Do not offer advice to other students. Do not answer their questions - refer them to their instructor." was stated. So, by following that direction, I'm now seen as the elitist B*... and despite my genuine joy that comes from helping out, I no longer consider myself part of that community and just avoid being around unless I have to be.
You should offer advice to your friends only when you practice together.
I almost always ignore advice from followers.
They say something like this, "Do you think I should do boleos myself? Teacher, he doesn't know how to lead boleos!"
I ask politely, "Show me how to lead boleos correctly!" She refuses.
Hi FancyFeet, I like your attitude, but still I find, peer2peer learning is a student´s isssue, not a teacher´s. Everyone is free to organize such kind of format, but at least not the teacher or studio. There still are some degrees of interest conflict in the grey zone.
The particular has nothing to do about the discussion about the concept. The point of peer-to-peer learning is that while you have one teacher (who is usually slightly less ubiquitous than the deity of you choice) you can have a lot of peers. But that simple fact seems to have eluded you even while you were actually writing it down.
"That was some good material, but i don't think im ready to try X at a milonga yet. Would you be interested in trying to work some more on this? We can rent floor space at a studio and split the cost 50/50" is probably a more appealing offer. It is actually not that difficult to find practice partners - milongas might work, but in my experience the best combination is meeting people you vaguely know from milongas at workshops of visiting teachers. The fact that they are going to be gone before the material is properly settled and that it is usually much easier to work on stuff with somebody who had been to the same workshop makes practicing more somewhere else an obvious idea.
I think you just have demonstrated you don't grok peer-to-peer learning at all (or even how knowledge is acquired by the human race. I doubt you're a scientist). And I think you've demonstrated time and again on this forum that you have nothing but scorn for anything you seem not to comprehend.
Oh, and why would an advanced dancer have to be pretty to teach me something? I'll take beauty before "prettiness" any day, and beauty comes in many forms.
The fact that they are going to be gone before the material is properly settled and that it is usually much easier to work on stuff with somebody who had been to the same workshop makes practicing more somewhere else an obvious idea.
The couples that I observe practicing together are usually: a wife and her husband, a good dancer and a pretty skilled lady.
Once a beginner asked me to accompany her to a private lesson. I felt that I wasted my time and money as our goals were completely different.
I'll practice with a beginner only if she is special.
If you practice a step with a partner who has been to the same workshop, she can just repeat the sequence. You won't be able to use it on the floor if you don't know how to lead an unsuspecting follower.