The arts are a field that doesn’t get enough recognition. Many schools are getting rid of the arts to focus more on academics and sports. In order to keep arts alive, you can open up a dance school from your home. The dance school can be any dance form that you are an expert at. In order to start, you should either have professional dance experience or a Bachelors degree in Dance. When teaching dance, you want to make sure that you are doing it correctly. Your students will know if you don’t know what you are doing.
Find a space in your home that you can set up a dance studio. This can be a garage or basement area. You will need to have it fixed up, so that you can dance in the room. For example, you will need mirrors, barre, and a spring floor for dancing. You may need a contractor or if you have a handyman in your home, have him do it for you. You can order mirrors, barres, and spring floors online at companies that offer dance equipment.
Once everything is in place, you will need to go to your local city hall to get a business license. Create a name that is unique. Post an ad in the newspaper and place ads on business windows to advertise your business. In the ad, include your price for the classes you are offering and your contact information. When it comes to classes, you don’t have to teach everything. You can teach one style of dance. It’s also a good idea to offer dance lessons for children and adults. Most dance studios cater to children, but there are a lot of adults who want to dance as well.
Keep your prices down. Most dance lessons can range from $25 to $35. Adult lessons are usually $25. Since you are working alone, you want to keep your classes as small as possible. You may want to have at least five to seven students in each class you teach. Teach classes at least three times a week in the evening.