Recent content by LordBallroom

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    who's the best dance teacher?

    I remember at a studio I worked at the owner brought in someone who was supposedly from a 2 million dollar a year studio come to teach us how to be successful. I remember him asking "how can you tell who the best dance teacher in the studio is?" All of us had different answers but none if us had...
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    DVD recommendation please

    Hey guys, I trying to learn from the best coaches I can find. Unfortunately, I'm stuck having to buy DVD's as taking privates is just not in the cards right now. I've really enjoyed the DVDs from dance vision, especially the ones about technique. I'm looking for some dance camp or seminar type...
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    DVD recommendation please

    Hey guys, I trying to learn from the best coaches I can find. Unfortunately, I'm stuck having to buy DVD's as taking privates is just not in the cards right now. I've really enjoyed the DVDs from dance vision, especially the ones about technique. I'm looking for some dance camp or seminar type...
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    Are dance instructors exploited?

    Obviously we can't make blanket statements about the entire industry and every instructor in it. I'm talking non-independent instructors, the stereotypical young people charging 100 bucks an hour and only getting 10-15 percent of the cut. Mind you, these are legit business people who routinely...
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    Realistically, what's the shelf-life on a dance instructor?

    my guess is the nashvillites (whatever the residents are called) would object to being called "Midwest." I would think "south" would be their preference
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    Realistically, what's the shelf-life on a dance instructor?

    If this is correct, we're one down and one to go. My guess is that this would have to be a city with a large European immigrant population, probably most of which came from the countries of the old eastern bloc. I don't know the midwest well enough to even take an educated guess. Though if...
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    Realistically, what's the shelf-life on a dance instructor?

    My guess is Chicago is one of them
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    Realistically, what's the shelf-life on a dance instructor?

    How does your body hold up now compared to when you were younger? I'm sure it has slowed down by some degree but are you inhibited in any way from dancing at a professional level? Also, you teach fulltime?
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    Realistically, what's the shelf-life on a dance instructor?

    diverse beyond the American and international styles? or is that enough?
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    Realistically, what's the shelf-life on a dance instructor?

    I was just hoping to hear Larinda's take. I appreciate everyone's contribution and I feel a little better about devoting myself to the study of dance as really just want to believe I can be a teacher for the rest of my life and actually make enough money to live.
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    Realistically, what's the shelf-life on a dance instructor?

    What if money wasn't an issue? What if a dance instructor figured out a way where he/she could make a nice, comfortable "middle class" wage? How do you feel time and age would affect their careers?
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    Realistically, what's the shelf-life on a dance instructor?

    You may feel that flying to all 50 states and walking into studios in every city is reasonable solution to learn about the dance world. Some of us however recognize that this isn't a particularly practical approach both in terms of time and money. For those of us that do make this connection, we...
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    Realistically, what's the shelf-life on a dance instructor?

    I talking about a teacher that know how to do the job of teaching dance and does as well as their body allows them to do it. The ballroom studios are filled with teachers in their 20s and 30s (in their physical prime) but the numbers go down significantly after that. Mind you, I'm not talking...