This job will consume your life. You’re expected to teach M-F and will often work special events during the weekends. On one occasion I worked 3 weeks without a personal day off. The pay is not good, benefits are not offered and it is physically and emotionally draining.
At the studio where I worked, the manager was not qualified and played favorites in many situations; he was promoted because of his relationship with the owner. My coworkers consistently acted inappropriately and they made it nearly impossible to maintain a professional environment.
It was crucial to maintain the proper atmosphere in the studio- described to us as "Disney for adults". On a daily basis we were required to do and say things we normally wouldn't in order to keep students in their personal "happy place". It's beyond fake. And when a student purchases a trip with their instructor valued anywhere between 5-50 thousands dollars, we're expected to service it. Can you say escort.