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Re: Going out into business
Posted by Waltz123
2/23/2010  9:58:00 PM
Did you go to school to learn? Did you get tested? Do you have the understanding of what it takes to run a dance school?
Um, I can answer No to two out of three...
Re: Going out into business
Posted by Dancer
2/25/2010  8:33:00 AM
I had the same problem and am on my own and more then doubled in numbers in less then a year.Any REAL dancer continues to grow. Any REAL professional knows that.Sounds like the studio your at is not capable of evoling.Some students need things to be simple and basic however there are more students who do want quality.There are enough students to go around and nobody owns them.They have the right to choose.Focus on sharing your knowledge with your students and enjoy watching them grow.
Re: Going out into business
Posted by Ondine
3/13/2010  8:21:00 PM
hello all...
well, i must say some of you are very quick to judge me without knowing me. I'm from a little town in hawkes bay New Zealand.
Yes i have only been dancing for three year, approx. However it is the love for it that makes me train every night. I have recently completed my ballroom and Latin american medals, and this year i have started on my gold. i have recieved all medals with top honours and with 100+ in all divisions. however it is not the international dancing style that i would be teaching. Here in Hawkes Bay we dont really have too many dancoing studios that are worth while going to, for one, they can't teach, and 2 they don't know how to dance.
Yes i do realise that i am not an award winning dancer, however it is the love i have for dance which has made me want to go out on my own. The studio where i am working now has less qualifications than i have, and a lot of the students there only go because i am the one who is teaching them.
"style" a popular word amongst a lot of you, what do you mean. Yes latin American with the cuban motion, and feet pushing into the floor, and the striaghting of the leg... i know how to teach that. I recently had a polish man come and assess me on it. And i know how to teach both male and female.
Ballroom, as you step back, transferring your weight from one foot to another, releasing your toes as you step back, but only as the other heel hits the ground.
but believe me i realise there are always new steps, or new ways to do things, i'm not saying i know it all, and any person that claims that is lying
Re: Going out into business
Posted by belleofyourball
3/13/2010  10:56:00 PM
'style' is the subtype of ballroom.

American Rhythm-
American Smooth-

Each of these is a style. That is something you should know. As far as what else you have written, yes you are correct and this is the most basic level technique...it isn't enough.

I am glad I misunderstood that you were saying you didn't have anything left to learn.
Re: Going out into business
Posted by kristinak22
3/15/2010  1:02:00 PM
Hi Ondine:
How is it there in New Zealand I heard it's quite beautiful. I have been teaching since 1975. I want to thank for the time and effort you have put into and contributed to this industry. I read some of the responses you got lol, but I don't believe you should've been tarred and feathered. Stick with it and you will come to a point of realization that you have complete understanding of the dance. We should all be teachers, always imparting knowledge and sharing with others what we know not be elitists withholding information from others. It's like an on going study that never ends. love kk
Re: Going out into business
Posted by Ondine
3/25/2010  8:07:00 PM
hi, yes thank you kristinak22, i believe giving others knowledge is the greatest feeling.
New Zealand is very nice, lived here for a while now so i have gotten used to it. It's lovely though.
I've started it up, my own business, i feel someone has to teach people the basics in a fun yet serious environment. I'll tell you of ho it all goes.
Re: Going out into business
Posted by Ivan Gromyko
4/15/2010  7:52:00 AM
Hey, my name is Ivan Gromyko and I'm a professional dancer from Russia. I'm moving to the States in autumn that's why I want to find a place where I could give dance sport lessoins. Please help me!) Lookind forward to hearing from you)
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