Tag: damaging corrections

How Some Corrections Can Do Unintentional Harm—and What to Say Instead

Kristen Kurie can still hear her ballet teacher’s voice in her head, doling out corrections. One she remembers clearly: “You look like crabs on the beach!,” referring to the dancers’ lack of fifth position in a petit allégro combination. Kurie, a physical therapist at Westside Dance Physical Therapy and an occasional substitute ballet teacher, says […]