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Top 10 Reasons to Be a Ballroom Dance Teacher

Just a few reasons why teaching ballroom dance is the greatest career on Earth!


Date added to ADN: Wednesday, Aug 28 2013
Originally Published: Wednesday, Aug 28 2013
By Diane Jarmolow

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I love being a dance teacher. I think it is the greatest career there is. Here are my top 10 reasons why:

  1. You get to dance every day. Every single day.
  2. You sculpt people into dancers. They couldn't dance, and now, because of your help, they can. For this they are happy, more confident, stand taller, and have a hobby for a lifetime. They can dance anywhere from a cruise ship to a competition floor, and meet lots of great people along the way.
  3. You can improve your teaching and your dancing with every lesson you give.
  4. People are laughing and having a good time all around you.
  5. You learn so much about people and psychology, what works and what doesn't—it's so interesting!
  6. You can help a widow or widower do something fun and get physical contact with other people in a safe and acceptable way.
  7. You can engage a child in a healthy, physical, and challenging activity while helping them become comfortable socially.
  8. You can wear fabulous clothing, meet fantastic people, and have fun, all while expressing and developing yourself and making good money.
  9. The opportunities are endless: You can specialize in teaching social dancers, wedding couples, competitive dancers, or training teachers. You can compete (either pro/am, professional, or both), be a judge, or be an examiner. You can be a studio owner or manager, a college dance professor, a traveling coach, or an instructor on a cruise ship. You can choreograph showcase routines and performances for your students, fellow dance teachers, or even celebrities.
  10. You can teach anywhere! Ballroom dancing is universal.

Check out Diane's blog here


About the Author:

Diane Jarmolow is a pioneer in the field of ballroom dancing. She founded the first vocational training for ballroom dance teachers, the Ballroom Dance Teachers College (BDTC). Based in Oakland, California, BDTC has trained hundreds of people to become successful dance instructors, and Diane's BDTC-in-a-Box is being used to train teachers in studios throughout North America and abroad.

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