This study uses auto-ethnography to review my experience of a dance course conducted online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the qualitative analysis of personal recollections, course plans, online sources, course materials, self-evaluations, and student evaluations of the course, the study reached the following conclusions.
First, as an instructor who had only taught in face-to-face settings, I realized my lack of familiarity with modern technology and online culture.
Second, I found online education that involved no face-to-face contact intimidating and frustrating.
Third, to be a guiding rather than a leading instructor, I focused on adapting to the changing conditions and maintaining a two-way communication environment to avoid a one-way instruction.