A Short Guide to Becoming a Dance Teacher

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Welcomes professions that turn passion into action, and teaching is top of the list. 

When we talk about sports teaching or fitness teaching, there’s always an outcome for multiple other people – goals to reach for the clients and students.

One of the most creative teaching skills is dance teaching.

Even if you have a massive love of dance, you might not be sure where to start to build your dance teaching career. So what does it take to become a dance teacher?

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Skills and qualities

Like most teachers, you need the skills and the passion to make sure that you can give your students the best. So make it as a dance teacher; you need to dance yourself or have a lot of experience in helping a dance teacher.

It is also worth keeping in mind that there are hundreds of different kinds of dance and you’ll need to decide which one it is you want to teach. For example, a ballet teacher will offer different classes and skills to a ballroom dance teacher or a street dancer. 

There are always hundreds of students who are ready to sign up for a dance class; being a dance teacher is still highly competitive, and it pays for you to be as qualified in your chosen dance as possible. Having the right certification like ballet teaching certification or Barre Certification is an absolute must when it comes to being competitive. 

Private or group
One of the most important decisions you will be required to make is if you prefer to have one-on-one sessions or take group lessons. You might also choose to work within a school setting or pre-existing dance school.

The type of dance you choose to take also impacts whether you take private one-on-one sessions; also, you can take a group.


If you have no experience of being a dance teacher, it can be very difficult to go from being a dancer to having your own studio. Ideally, you’ll have some sort of track record that any of your students can check and know that you do have the experience. 

It is also important that you understand all the processes and procedures of entering any of your students into dance competitions and that you are, as a studio or a teacher, a member of any governing bodies that can issue certifications and standards for your students.

Before you head out on your own and launch a studio or a solo operation, it can be a great idea to get in touch with a local dance studio and see if they need any weekend help. 

No matter how far along you are in your journey to becoming a dance teacher, most often, dance studios will be thankful for the help; keep in mind that you might need to volunteer your services for a short while. Still, it will help you get a good grasp of all of the skills that you’re going to need.

If you’re not quite ready to become a dance teacher, then here are a few other career options that you can consider: Here Are A Few Ideas On Changing Career Path


How working from home has changed our wardrobes

I have been working from home for about 7 years now. So I am kind of used to having a work from home wardrobe for my week days. However, the world was pretty much thrown into working from home last year and so many workers had to adapt to the new way of life. Working from home has definitely changed our wardrobes. When you work from home, you want to look decent for video calls (if any) but comfortable at the same time. Ideally, you should be out of your pyjamas but that may not be the case for everyone. From my experience from working from home, your shopping habits usually changes dramatically. The pieces and accessories you would typically go for if you had to go outside of your home for work would not appeal to you when you are stuck at home working.

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How working from home has changed our wardrobes

Here are 3 ways working from home has changed my wardrobe –

Shopping habits

Like I previously said, this is usually the first thing to change when you start working from home. You realise you don’t need to shop regularly and when you do go shopping, you go for pieces that would keep you comfy at home, but not necessarily glamorous. instead of straight black trousers for example, you may find yourself buying a pair of leggings or joggers.

Accessories take a back seat

I really can’t remember the last time I bought a bag or footwear but then again, I feel like I have loads already and these days I hardly have use for them. Working from home means no commuting so the bags and shoes don’t need to be upgraded.

You shop your closet

Working from home for many also gives them the opportunity to shop their closet. Apart from the fact that there is more time to get dressed which gives you time to dig into your wardrobe, you may also find that you have more confidence to mix and match pieces you may not dare wear to the office. This for me is a big plus. I get to wear all sorts these days in the privacy of my home.

Are you working from home? How has it changed your sense of fashion, your wardrobe and your shopping habits? Please sound off in the comments section below.

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

Why you should hire a social media manager

If you have a business with an online presence, you should hire a social media manager. Every business should have an online presence. This is 2020 and one thing this year has taught us is the importance of being able to carry on your business outside your regular office. Having an online presence allows you to do just that and this is where a social media manager comes in. Social media management is one of the many freelance jobs I do. I am a dedicated social media manager to a couple of clients and I really enjoy my job. Social media is like my playground and I enjoy managing various clients’ platforms even more than my own.

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Here are three reasons why you should hire a social media manager now if you haven’t done so already –

It gives you time to work on your business

Hiring a social media manager allows you to have extra time to work on your business. Social media is a lot of fun but it can be time-consuming, especially when you are not sure of how best to come about it. Outsourcing your social media management takes the hassle of dealing with your platforms on a day-to-day basis, and allows you to focus on running your business.

A good social media manager understands social media

Social media is forever changing. The algorithm rules vary from platform to platform, it is a job in itself to keep up. For instance, the hashtag rule on Instagram changes regularly, it is tricky to know how to go about it if you are not comfortable managing business pages on social media.  A good social media manager understands the platforms and keeps up to date with the rules and regulations for each platform.

Social media management comes with a strategy

The first thing I do with a new client is to discuss a social media strategy. That way we are sure of the goals and objectives of each platform and I can work towards them. It is always good to have a clear strategy to work with, that way you are able to set weekly/monthly goals for each platform and track progress.

If you are after a social media manager for your business, you can get in touch with me via email – fashionandstylepolice@gmail.com, to discuss further. I have some availability this month and I am eager to take on new clients. Thanks for reading. Have a great week ahead.



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