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Re: Pro-Am Competition Fees
Posted by Days&Nights
4/11/2009  7:53:00 AM
Speak directly with your pro. He/She should already, if they've competed before, know what you will pay on their behalf. Also, if your competition is not associated with a chain studio and is advertised on the web - you can get a pretty good idea as the other costs. Many competition will package all the costs together into a variety of packages. For me, I pay the entry fee for each dance, average cost $35, my pro charges a per entry fee so add that to the entry fee cost, then you will have to pay for his/her admission ticket for the session your dancing in, is there a hotel stay involved? I have paid for his/her room and my own room, any air fare. It always helps to have others competing with your teacher as thir reduces the cost of the pro since it will be split among the students. If your dancing in a chain competition the studio will already have a set price the you will pay - unless your teacher is an independent teacher. Some teachers will simply charge a flat rate rather than the costs I've experienced above. Other dancers I know stay close to home so they do not incur a hotel stay, travel - etc., which reduces their own cost as well. Sit down with your teacher and have this discussion - so your not feeling surprised later on down the road. (-:
Re: Pro-Am Competition Fees
Posted by skipper
4/19/2009  5:53:00 PM
My pro charges a flat fee (several thousand $$) and I pay all f his expenses. Those are split amoung each of the students going.
Please talk with your pro and discuss your goals. This is his profession and he will help you come up with a plan.
Re: Pro-Am Competition Fees
Posted by Cyd
4/26/2009  2:03:00 PM
Pro/Am competitions are very expensive.For instance if you take your professinal away from their teaching for lets say even only three days. In their studio they would be teaching something like six hours a day at say $60 an hour. Add to that the other expences involved, travell , food, accomadation plus the cost of entering the comp in the first place. Add your own expences to that, it is becoming a rich persons sport.
Re: Pro-Am Competition Fees
Posted by thedancinggiant
6/14/2009  11:24:00 AM
I agree with Cyd.
I have students who have to pay for the time that I am there and not teaching.
I dont do a per dance entry it is a flat fee.
But yes it always has been and alsways will be (in the usa) a rich persons sport/hobby.
With that comes the snobby nose in the air attitude of so many students out there, because they have money and take coaching lessons with 'celebrity instructors' they think thay are better without really knowing much more.
But thats a different topic.
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