Party like its 1985

I learned a few pretty valuable lessons this morning while taking an "Intermediate Indoor Portraiture" class.
1) If the "studio" is some guys living room.. probably not a real studio
2) If while in this "studio", there are masterfully hung portraits of brides in all of their 1985 shoulder pad beaded glory...your teacher probably has no clue about modern photography.
3) If your model is a head on a post mannequin named "Loretta", you def got ripped off.