When John teaches, he draws a picture with his words that helps the dancer effectively produce the desired movement. A less articulate coach might say "stay left" (while explaining a particular movement). John would say "dance your foot and your head to your partner's left elbow while keeping your head over your spine and your chest lifted". John understands how to clearly express how movement and posture are interdependent and how a particular muscle action will cause a particular motion. He understands the kinesiology of dance; the mechanics of movement and how to create the greatest aesthetic in dance. To a dancer, this high level of communication skill creates a much clearer picture of what "stay left", or any other particular dance command really means. As far as coaching goes; I'm infatuated. John puts me at ease and still demands the best of me. My dancing has come a long way since my first competition.
|Jones New York dress, thrifted. It matches the leaves on the tree!|
|BAD POSTURE at my first comp in 2009!!!!|
|Good Posture :)|
|It's so exciting to learn to dance at a new level of competency|
|Brighton chain; Da Vinci charm.|
|I love the little ruching detail on the side of this dress. Ruching is very flattering on curvy figures.|