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Teacher/Students Etiquette
Posted by LadySamba
8/30/2013  2:41:00 PM
I hope this is the right forum. I am desperately trying to get some advice form other ballroom dancers.

Isn't there a Code of Ethics for Ballroom Dance Instructors?

I was a student of a Male Ballroom Dance Instructor who solicited a large personal loan from me after only a few weeks of dance instruction. Unfortunately for me, I decided to loan him the money after listening to his story. Long story short, the loan was never paid back, I sued him, received a judgement against him in a court of law, and now the dance instructor decides to file for bankruptcy. This means that I have been taken advantage of by this dance instructor and I will never see my money again.

I am wanting to know if there is an organization where I can file a formal complaint against him. He does compete in many of the large national competitions. Should I file a complaint with these dance competition organizations? There has got to be a Code of Ethics that instructors must follow.

Any advice would be appreciated.
Re: Teacher/Students Etiquette
Posted by ClumsyFellow
8/30/2013  8:23:00 PM

Re: Teacher/Students Etiquette
Posted by LadySamba
9/2/2013  3:30:00 PM
Hi lorenabravo..Thanks for your comments.

The instructor is the OWNER OF HIS STUDIO. He has no other instructors but himself, so there is no one I could send a complaint to. I only want to make sure this never happens to another woman. It is VERY sad that someone could do something like this and not have to pay any consequences. I don't know how he sleeps at night after doing something like this to a student, not to mention a widow. Very inappropriate, unprofessional and immoral.

I have contacted many dancers I know to tell them my story. I was really hoping I could contact the NDCA and they could suggest an appropriate action. I know he is a member of many of the professional dance organizations and I am sure they would be appalled by the actions of this teacher.

Because of this, I am not dancing any longer, and I had been dancing for 10 years.

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