Dmmetler Posted August 16, 2012 Share Posted August 16, 2012 This summer, DD7 started doing ballet technique with a male teacher, and in watching on the monitor, she seemed much more focused and put together with him than she does with her female teachers. Today, in tumbling, she had a male coach, and, again in watching the class, she was MUCH more focused, and, while when she's had a new female coach it often takes her several weeks to feel confident and she'll become very nervous and unwilling to try, if anything she was MORE willing to push herself and try things without excessive handholding. She's commented that the male dance teacher doesn't make her feel nervous the way some of the other ones she's had do (and I can kind of understand that-the two teachers she mentioned both are kind of high strung in personality), and I think the same might be in play here-the male gymnast seemed to have just a very relaxed, non-stressed personality, even when he was spotting the teenagers and maybe that's what she's responding to? Anyway, it's kind of strange.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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