I recently overheard an instructor say to a student “I don’t baby my students” in response to the student’s concern that the class was too difficult. The class level was billed as “Beginning I.”

I didn’t feel the class was exceptionally difficult, but it was not all that easy either, and I could definitely see how someone who is new to dance would have found it quite challenging.

Was the instructor out of line, either in the way the class was taught or in the response to the student?