Often, parents apologize to me on behalf of their children.
Most often, it’s about:
- Class behavior
- Lack of practice
- Schedule conflicts
- Forgetting to bring something
- Some of it is definitely comical.
What’s more hilarious (and sometimes alarming!) are my students apologizing to me about their parents.
“I’m really sorry I am late to class. I’m ready to leave on time, but my dad is ALWAYS running late. And he doesn’t believe in being on time.”
“I’m sorry I can’t come to class next week, my dad can’t bring me. He said has to travel for work and make money so he can pay for dance class.”
A student who was “out sick” the previous week apologized when I asked how she was feeling now. “I’m sorry my mom lied and told you I was sick. She wanted me to come to a party for a family friend.” (PSA to all parents of dance students… please don’t make your kids keep track of your lies.)
From a student who wanted to come watch me perform in a show but didn’t come, “I’m sorry I can’t come to your show. My parents said I didn’t need to come if I wasn’t dancing.” (PSA to all parents of dance students… this is the WRONG answer.)