18 Things You’ll Never Hear Your Dance Teacher Say

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Dance teachers can say some pretty weird things. They even tell us white lies from time to time. But unless it’s Opposite Day, you’ll never hear these 18 phrases pass your dance teacher’s lips … at least not without a heavy hint of sarcasm!

  1. “I don’t see a single thing you could do to make this better and stronger. Everything is perfection.”
  2. “What a lovely ringtone, perhaps you should forget to turn off your cell phone during class more often.”
  3. “All of this talking and socializing during dance class is music to my ears!”
  4. “Class time, fees, rules about dancewear and dance etiquette are all designed simply to make your life difficult.”
  5. “You forgot your hair tie and dance shoes? Don’t worry about it.”
  6. “I love the way you stand with your arms folded across your chest and your hip jutting out. It’s cute.”
  7. “This move is easier when you hold your breath.”
  8. “Don’t perform until you’re absolutely ready.”
  9. “I don’t mind if you come late; as long as you jump right into class without warming up your muscles.”
  10. “Oh, and feel free to come and go as you please.”
  11. “The only time I expect you to dance this full out is during the performance.”
  12. “Don’t worry, if you weren’t here last class, you didn’t miss a thing.”
  13. “I don’t know what to do with all my free time. I mean, my planning and choreography are all done and I’m caught up on all my favorite TV shows.”
  14. “The best place to put your dance bag is either up front, where I prefer to teach, or right in front of the music equipment.”
  15. “There’s really no such thing as too much body spray or perfume.”
  16. “You know, I think that chewing gum while dancing actually improves your facial expressions and performance. Can I have a piece?”
  17. “I almost never think about dance outside of class. It’s just not that important to me.”
  18. “I’d much rather sit at a desk all day and stare at a computer.”