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I was thinking the other day about just how busy I have been lately and thought you might be interested in a few simple ways to make your day full of doing what you love
Somebody said to me the other day “So, you’re a dance teacher – what do you do for a day job though?” I told them teaching dance is my day job and they were shocked!
Here are my top tips for maximising your time:
1. Don’t limit yourself to 5 evenings a week – if you’re a qualified dance teacher, you can work in schools! From 8am ‘breakfast’ dance clubs, to lunchtime clubs, to after school clubs and workshops during curriculum time!
2. Start up a class for stay at home mums – during the day while their children are at school!
3. Hire qualified dance teachers who can teach for you in a different venue while you are also busy teaching!
4. Spend any spare time between jobs marketing your classes during the day and developing your online prescence – get the word out there and job opportunities will come to you, saving you the hard work of looking for extra work!
I’ve been lucky enough to find some great IDTA qualified dance teachers who are going to take on some of my classes for me as I have been so busy. Want more advice on life as a self employed dance teacher? Subscribe to my newsletter by filling in your details in the email form provided at http://www.dancewerk.co.uk/supply_service.php and you will be receiving more top tips soon
Street Feet Dance Ltd’s new brand ‘DanceWerk’ was officially launched in March 2012. Since launching the brand, people have asked me how DanceWerk and it’s services started. So I’m going to share my story with you…
Through the expansion of my dance school ‘Street Feet Dance’, I have had the pleasure of working with some very talented dance teachers. While talking to some of the dance teachers I met, one thing became clear. A fair few of them had been dancing with the same dance school throughout their entire childhood and even some of their adult lives until they themselves became qualified dance teachers – some of these teachers, hoping to work with or for their lifelong dance school principals, sadly found themselves being turned away and not spoken to, seemingly just for getting qualified! It seems the old school way of thinking is to keep your cards close to your chest and view any other dance teachers as competition!
Personally, I don’t share the same opinions as those particular dance school principals – I was taught to share and I know that when you share with others, great things can happen! After hearing these stories, I made it my mission to actually help people who want to teach dance, whether that be through offering professional dance teaching qualifications, mentoring programmes or providing work opportunities….and so the dance teacher supply services and IDTA dance teacher training courses began. Initially these started up under the same name as my dance school, but it soon became clear that this service could help teachers of all genres and not just those who teach Street Dance – I needed a name that would reflect this and that’s how the brand ‘DanceWerk’ was born! A play on the words ‘Dance Work’ which is fundamentally what the service provides, with ‘Werk’ being a declaration of support, praise or approval for an outstanding achievement! Pretty fitting in terms of this service being all about supporting dance teachers in their work and career development.
Teachers who sign up to the dance teacher supply service, not only receive all the latest job opportunities directly to their inboxes, but also a monthly newsletter containing information and advice to help them progress through their dance teaching careers. We also provide mentoring programmes for those who want to start or expand their own dance businesses and professional qualifications for those wishing to professionally develop further. Whether you are new to dance teaching or a seasoned pro and you think this service could benefit you in some way, you can sign up for free at http://www.dancewerk.co.uk/supply_service.php