Small Gifts from Students and Reciprocating

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by DanceMentor, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    yep...expect won't be disappointed :)
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  2. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    Agreed. I always try to remember that if I give, it is my decision to do so, and nothing should be expected in return.
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  3. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    that is my thing..I do something because I want to...nothing more
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  4. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    same here!
  5. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    I love your new pic!
  6. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    thank you
  7. DerekWeb

    DerekWeb Active Member

    a gift is a gift, from the heart, it is not a contract to expect something in return (a paraphrase of Dr. Joy)
  8. s2k

    s2k Active Member

    Other than holiday gift or his birthday (which have been group gifts from his other students), there have been two occasions where my pro/coach went out of his way/above and beyond for me, my dancing, and my emotional well-being. In return, I got him two small tokens of my esteem in appreciation of his going out of his way. Both were under $20 and were gifts to use with his wife, such as tickets to a movie he wanted to see. That's been the extent of my gift-giving.
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  9. Foxytrot

    Foxytrot New Member

    Thoughtfulness and sentimentality go a long way. When you're stuck for a gift idea, the best thing to do is write them a really thoughtful card or letter.. Gift cards for foot massages never hurt either.
  10. OreganO

    OreganO Member

    I'm a fan of the thoughtful, preferably hand-made card. One of my coaches sent me a picture last month of her fridge. Covered in various cards I had made. :)

    My team also has collegiate jackets and purchased one for our coach last year and a seat cushion the year before. I still like the cards more :)

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