So in my studio that I have we have six rooms for lessons and my instructors have a wide range of skills so I’m able to teach classes from beginning to the expert level. I even do random classes for people who just want to learn how to dance without having the pressure of performing but to just better themselves or learn a new skill. I love teaching younger students the basics of tap and ballet because of the looks on their faces when they finally get is priceless.
I also teach ladies who just want to learn dance style likes to swing or flamenco or ballroom or whatever it is that they want to learn. Sometimes if I have time I will even do private lessons but for these random classes that I teach I prefer to have at least six or seven students in the class that helps to make it worthwhile for my instructors. If there’s a demand for it I’m going to provide it for my students. For all my girls that are just starting out to the ones that are in high school I will have a recital for them at the end of the school year. I also encourage my girls to compete in competitions, I have all of them register and do that for all of their classes that they want to compete in, this helps them by letting them know where they stand and what they need to improve on.
The world of dance is cutthroat, you have to be able to compete and take rejection well because you’re never going to get picked first and you are always going to have to tryout a couple of times before you will get picked, granted there will be times that you are picked first but more times than not you won’t be. For my older ladies I always have them strive to work towards a goal if I can get it figured out I will get a plan where I will have them perform for an audience, this keeps them honest about how well they perform during class. Some years I have even rented out a hall and put up fliers and advertise for my ladies to put on shows, it’s always good to have a goal to work toward throughout the year because it makes people try harder to be the best that they can. I want all of my girls to take their lessons seriously and to strive to be the best but I also want them to have a good time doing it because it’s not fun it’s not worth doing.
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