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Looking Ahead: Your Own Dance Studio

This post is aimed mainly at those Street Fit® instructors who have already been running their own classes, although it’s something that might have crossed the mind of newly qualified instructors or even those considering taking the course.

One of the first steps in launching your street dance career will usually be to scout out a suitable venue for hire. You may be happy with the rent you pay but once you’ve become established and have a fair idea of your earnings, it is natural to think about the possibility of buying a venue outright. After all, all rent is ‘dead money’ that is destined for the pockets of others.

Whether you decide to buy and fit-out a building from scratch or to purchase an existing dance studio, there are several benefits:

More Stability; more control

Owning your own premises immediately sends out several messages to potential new customers. They will begin to see you as part of the community and likely to stick around for some time. This translates to increased respect for you and your business and a marketing advantage over those who are content to rent.

As owner of your own building, you are completely free to design and equip it to your own specifications. Everything from the type of flooring to mirrors, air-conditioning, mats, sound system and more will be in your hands. You could even allow other businesses to offer services on-site (e.g. sports massage or hair styling), boosting your income further.

Rent out your space

A major benefit of owning your own studio is that you can rent out space to other dance instructors. If your premises are small, you will need to think hard about what classes will fit around your own. If you have the luxury of space to spare, other instructors could run classes alongside yours – imagine the extra earnings that could bring in!

Bring talent through the ranks

Once you know who your star performers are, you can suggest that they take the Street Fit® Instructors’ course too. Once they qualify, they could hire space from you and even take some of your classes for a fee. Before long your humble dance studio could become more of a dance academy as more and more dancers make the grade.

Are you ready?

Taking the step of actually buying a dance studio is a huge commitment and shouldn’t be taken lightly. It is advisable to rent for long enough – at least two years – to get an accurate picture of your earning potential.

If you feel ready to take the plunge, the next step would be to draw up a business plan. This should be done even if you are fortunate enough to have the capital necessary to buy your premises.

On the other hand, if you’re happy with the flexibility of renting, you can still earn a comfortable income. Buying your own dance studio is just one of many avenues to explore once your Street Fit® career is up and running.

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Getting Ready for your Street Fit Instructors’ Course

If you’ve booked in to one of our Street Fit Street Dance Fitness Instructors’ Courses, congratulations! You’ve taken a big step forward in the journey to a new and exciting future.

We want to do our best to make your day as welcoming as possible, so here are a few tips to help you feel prepared:

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1. Arrive on time

Of course we understand there will always be unforeseen circumstances, but it is best al round if you arrive at least half an hour before your classes start. Therefore, make sure you know exactly where you’re going and how long it takes to get there. If in doubt, go to our become A Dance Fitness Instructor page. By clicking ‘register now’ beside your chosen course, you will access our interactive location maps including handy zoom and ‘street view’ functions.

Arriving early will give you plenty of time to register, receive your welcome package and fill in any forms. Getting to your class early is also beneficial because you can grab one of the coveted spaces near to the instructor.

Finally, arriving early will mean you feel more relaxed and able to take in the information given to you.

2. Bring Cash and Cards

Cash is always handy in an emergency, or if you’re tempted by any merchandise that might be available. You should also bring your credit/debit card, especially if you intend to become an online member. Becoming a member is not compulsory but many Street Dance Fitness Instructors do choose to sign up.

For more details about online membership, visit our become a member page. You will get full details after successfully completing the Instructors’ Course.

3. Don’t Forget Food and Drink

In most Instructors’ Training Courses you will have an hour for lunch and additional short breaks. However, depending on your location, you may not have sufficient time to buy the food and drink you need. Please ensure you bring enough food and drink to last the day.

4. Bring the Right Gear

Wear clothes that are loose fitting and make you feel comfortable; bear in mind you need to be able to keep cool and move around. The best shoes for a workout are court shoes, aerobic shoes and hip hop or jazz dance shoes. Check out some of our newest Street Dance Fitness Fashion range.

Running shoes are designed for forward motion and are not recommended for street dance, although old, worn-out running shoes may be OK. If you intend to buy new shoes, try to purchase them a week or two before your Instructors’ Training Course. This will allow you to ‘wear them in’ and takes off some of the traction that can hamper movement.

5. Other Items to Pack

It is advisable to pack a towel, sweatshirt and a change of clothes. You are permitted to bring a camera but only still pictures are allowed to be taken.

Here are the answers to a few commonly asked questions:

How long is the course?

The Street Fit Instructors’ Course lasts the whole 6 hour day

What should I expect to learn in the class?

Your instructor will explain or demonstrate the following: an introduction to the course and what a Street Fit license entails; the workout structure and street dance moves (don’t worry, it won’t be too hard to follow); important information abut health and safety; the value of adding online membership and much more!

What will I receive when I pass the course?

You will receive your Street Fit License, choreography DVD, Street Fit Volume One music CD and an Instructors’ Manual.

We wish you good luck!

To book a Street Dance Fitness Course?

Mr or Mrs Average Need not Apply

Street Fit Trainer – Mr or Mrs Average Need not Apply

It takes a special type of person to rise to the top of any profession, and becoming a Street Fit Lead Trainer is no exception.

Are you the type of person who strives for excellence, never settling for second best? Do you have an enthusiasm for dance and fitness, a willingness to learn and the strength of character to mentor others?

Our Instructors are good but our Lead Trainers have to be the best of the best. Do you think you have what it takes?

Our success relies upon the quality of our instructors, so we need our trainers to set an example and embody all that makes Street Fit tick: the work rate, the energy, the commitment and, of course, the attitude!

We have all the resources in place to support you in your ambitions. Becoming a Street Fit Lead Trainer won’t be a walk in the park, but the rewards are worth all the effort.

Earning Benefits

As a fully certified Street Fit Instructor you will of course be able to run your own regular classes. The additional benefit in becoming a Lead Trainer is that you can teach instructors alongside your classes, taking home a percentage of their course fees.

As a Street Fit Trainer you can earn in the region of £25,000 a year teaching a combination of new instructors and individuals.

Lead trainers will receive regular updates to courses, events as well as ongoing marketing support. In return, we expect the highest standards from you.

Still Think You’ve Got What it Takes?

Good

After you have successfully completed the Street Fit Instructor Course you will need to apply for one of our Street Fit Trainer Courses, specially designed to take you to the highest level.

The course consists of a mixture of practical and theory training held in various locations throughout the UK. This flexibility means we can train students located anywhere in the UK and beyond.

Practical training will take place in gyms, health clubs, dance studios and leisure facilities throughout the UK, including venues in:

  • London
  • Manchester
  • Birmingham
  • Leeds
  • Southampton
  • Scotland

Here you’ll learn the essential practical skills needed in order to become a Street Fit Trainer

You can find more information by calling one of our Advisors on 0800 689 9909 to discuss booking a course.

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