So there was a new girl in class tonight. Well, she was new to me, but she’s been to the studio before and she’s obviously done some dancing. Not important to the story.
Anyway. We did barre and center, and started combinations across the floor. And I noticed she was doing the steps in the background while the other groups were going. Not subtly marking a step or two, or moving in time with the music . . . actually doing the steps. This struck me as incredibly rude.
Maybe it’s leftover from my theatre days. At auditions, it was understood that you get a certain amount of time to learn the combo, then you can watch others perform, but you most certainly Do Not do the steps in the background. Because it’s distracting.
What do you think? Rude, or okay?