For a dancer, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of stepping onstage to perform. Full of anticipation, a dancer will look out over the awaiting audience as the first few notes of music begin to fill the air—music that the dancer has come to know like the back of their hand thanks to hours of practice. The lights come up, the dancer assumes their first position, and then they dazzle the crowd.
So, you’re wondering how to become a dance teacher? You are ready to share your passion for dance with others, but you’re not sure where to start or how to begin. Depending on where you want to teach - in a studio, PK-12 school, or university - each requires a different journey and qualifications.
As a small business, your margins are likely razor-thin. If your only revenue stream dries up, you can quickly go from being profitable to scrambling to stay afloat. However, with multiple revenue streams in place, you can afford a stream or two to dry up and offset any drop in revenue with your other streams.
Between the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic turbulence that’s followed, these past few years have been tough on dance studios worldwide. To keep their sanctuaries of self-expression afloat, many dance studio administrators have adopted new revenue streams beyond class fees or venue leasing.
Congrats, dance teacher! You made it through 2021! That special time at the beginning of each new year has a bright and shiny quality to it; it beckons to us - full of promises, hope, fresh ideas, and motivation. After the past two years, most of us are craving inspiration and motivation again. The uncertainties of 2020 and 2021 have made it difficult to plan for anything, much less feel excited about any future plans.