A day in the life of a professional Dance Teacher

by frank-stuart
17FEB

The alarm goes off at 6am and you know that you’re in for a busy day at the studio. You’ve got a beginner’s ballet class that starts at 9am, with private classes booked back-to-back right up until lunch time. After your short lunch break where you’re posting to Facebook and trying to organise a hall for next weeks end of month performance, you’ve got to squeeze in some dance training before your after-school groups come barrelling in.

Does this sound like your ideal work day? Are you a confident individual who loves to multi-task while staying active? If you’re sitting there nodding your head then let us here at ACPE turn your ambitions into a rewarding career as a professional Dance Teacher.

What does a typical day look like?

Sharing similar responsibilities with PHE Teachers and Business Managers, Professional Dance Teachers must be able to switch confidently between creative and business roles. From creating new choreography to managing your own studio, it takes more than just a love of dance to make it in this competitive industry. Want to know what a typical day for a Dance Teacher looks like?  Then just check out some of the tasks that current dance teachers say that complete daily:

  • Instructing students on how to warm up and move safely
  • Demonstrating new dance moves
  • Designing and choreographing original performances
  • Providing positive feedback to students
  • Teaching dance theory and appreciation
  • Managing the finances & operations of the studio
  • Scheduling group & private classes

Want to know more about what it takes to be a Dance Teacher? Then why not check-out The Art of Dance Teaching ACPE Blog post.

Do you have what it takes to be a success?

Although a passion for dance and education is a must for people seeking a career as a Professional Dance Teacher, there are other desirable skills that will see you stand out from the competition. Being confident and able to network with both parents and industry professionals will see you in the best position to run a successful business. If you’re still umming and ahhing about a career as a Dance Teacher, then just ask yourself these simple questions:

  • Do you want to turn your love of dance into a career?
  • Want to run your own business?
  • Ready to pass on your knowledge of dance to others?
  • Do you enjoy working with kids, teenagers and/or adults?
  • Are you excited about seeing something that you’ve created being performed?

If you answered yes to any or all of the questions above, then why not have a chat to one of our Career Advisers and discover how we here at ACPE can help you live your Dance Teacher dreams.

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Getting into the business

We here at ACPE understand that knowing what the industry expects of you can be the difference you need in order to create a successful career. By arming our students with industry knowledge, practical experience and relevant skills, each of our ACPE graduates enter the industry well prepared for what lies ahead. PLUS with online and on-campus study options available, we here at ACPE can arm you with skills and knowledge you need to make it in the Dance Industry – regardless of how you choose to get there.

Want to know more about the study and career options that are available to you here at ACPE? Then why not check out our Career Pathways or Dance Page.

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