Re: Falling for my teacher Posted by Voco 9/27/2013 2:06:00 AM
If there are rules for instructors not dating students, it is not taken seriously.
There are examples of both happy and sad consequences. I know one lady instructor who met her husband, a pretty high level competitor and instructor, as a student. In the beginning she was only interested in his dancing style. She took private lessons, as well as group lessons, and gradually they fell in love and now they are both instructors and happily married.
My own instructor was dating one of her students who was head over heels in love with her. We all became friends during the practice sessions and competitions. One day she told me that she ended it. She said she should not have dated a student. I said why not, it could have worked out well. I did not ask her why she ended it.
He started to dance pro-am with another lady instructor as he was trying to forget. My teacher married a non-dancer.
Many of the above comments are pretty negative on the moral standards of the instructors. Not all male instructors are gigolos or con-men. Neither are all lady instructors fem fatal.