Dance Instructor (Former Employee) – Fairfax, VA – June 24, 2014
Its fun to be a dance teacher working enviorment is most of the time good. Nice dance studio. But you get just paid for lessons you teach and not for the time in the studio! silebus is not very good. Owner questionable, Managerin verry nice and competent.
Front Desk Receptionist (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – July 22, 2015
A typical day with greeting all co workers. We then set up our work stations. Each Monday Starts with a meeting discussing our week. The hardest Part of the job was connecting with co workers because they were vulgar at some points. The most enjoyable part was watching the students dance and enjoy what they were learning.
Business meetings were held every morning before we could start teaching. We then would start off the week by making phone calls to all clients and planning lessons. We always stayed busy with show's and competitions, so we always stayed busy doing research for our clients. We also kept up with our pay scale each week by filling out a form with how many lessons we taught each week and what percentage we got off each lesson. One of the hardest parts about the job was trying to keep up the hours we taught each week. We only got payed by lessons we taught and so lessons always were up and down each week. What I did enjoy about the job was that it pushed me each week to become a better person and a better business planner. We got to travel with students to competitions and even to compete professionally which was a plus.
free travel, quarterly bonus, learning to dance
got payed by lessons, inconsistancy in lessons and management
I enjoyed the training very much, both the dancing and business training. The students were fantastic with a lot of great things to say about their experience. Pay is a downside unless the studio has many students/opportunities. The hours are typically 1-10pm. Teachers are paid for the hours they teach only, and commissions on the sales they make. It is a fantastic place to learn Ballroom Dance and be able to compete as a professional dancer! I would have loved to start at 18/19 years old.
great environment! dancing is your job! paid to travel and compete!
Specialist Teacher and Sale Coordinator (Current Employee) – Westfield, NJ – July 29, 2013
I come in at 1:00 pm everyday and leave at 10:00 pm. I dislike the hours very much so. I also work 6 days a week which wasn't what I was supposed to be working in the beginning. I teach mainly at nights from 6-10 and teach all kinds of ballroom dances. During the day I field calls and search for more costly ways to advertise.
i now have medical insurance and was put on salary 4 months ago
i do not like the hours and no room for advancement.
Dance instructor Englewood, co (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – June 25, 2013
Learning various dances was the only enjoyable part of the job. There weren't many students to teach for the amount instructors.. also no one there made near enough as we were lead to believe we'd make.
A place to help others grow and achieve their goals.
Instructor (Former Employee) – Tallahassee, FL – February 26, 2013
A typical day at work consists of meetings with management and staff. Throughout the day the staff would teach dance lessons, group classes, private coachings, and choreography with students and staff. I learned how to interact with staff and students on a higher level of professionalism. My coworkers and I became a family. Working so much and so closely together built such a strong relationship to help each other grow personally and professionally.
The hardest part of the job was not having the opportunity to help build a business with management and bring in a new clientele to turn it into a multimillion dollar studio.
watching students grow in each individual way and helping them reaching their goals.
Administrative Coordinator for Revenue Recoveries (Current Employee) – New York, NY – February 10, 2013
Working for Fred Astaire has been such a great experience, from meeting new people all the time to creating and developing friends and allowing my self to learn more about their culture, beliefs, food and values. My co-workers were great to work with. I enjoyed my job in every way you can imagine.
creating new looks for our clientele and building their image to feel better about themselves
Office Administrator (Former Employee) – DANCE CHELSEA STUDIO yNew York, NY – July 19, 2012
Productive and a continuous environment of learning and experiencing new ways of working and teaching. i felt empowered and enthusiastic about my position. I would start my day by checking messages, following up with phone calls, confirm appointments for the day, communicate with instructors about their private dance lessons and group classes. This was ensure that all activities ran smoothly. I would follow through with any banking matters, check all cash and credit cards transactions, check stationery and other miscellaneous items the studio might need to facilitate staff and students, prepare group schedules if needed, as well as appointment schedule sheets, put together daily cash reports, write up the account payable and accounts receivable from the previous day. From 5:00pm through 9:30pm there was a constant flow of students checking for private lessons and group classes. At the end of night complete the daily cash reports and prep the banking for the following day.
I learnt how to interact and communicate with many people and was able to create a good customer relationships. My management skills reflected in how efficient the studio was operated. Both my coworkers and myself had to compromise with each other to have a successful work experience. The hardest part of the job was keeping a balance so that everyone felt welcomed and inspired to learn how to dance and work in a very hectic environment. The most enjoyable part of my job was to be able to teach dance and see how the self esteem, composure and confidence that students gained by learning to dance.
dance lessons with some of the top coaches in the dance world.
i could have vacation time intermittenly throughout the year