Are you ready to teach belly dance? Not sure? Taaj’s book can help you to make the best decision for you.
Embarking on a new career, or even a part-time job, is a big decision. There is a lot to consider.
Are you skilled enough?
It can be hard to assess your own level of ability. How do you know you are being objective? Is someone saying, “You ought to teach!” enough? Is X years of being a student or even performer enough? Is being skilled in another dance form enough? Is desire enough?
Do you have the time?
Until you are actually doing it, it’s hard to know how much time any activity will take. What may seem like an hour a week of your time could actually explode into a lot more. How does this fit into your life? Is it a good trade off?
Do you have the right personality?
Anyone with any personality can do anything. Personality is not a limiting factor; however, there are certain things you have to do as an instructor that may not be comfortable for people of certain personalities. How do you do with conflict resolution? Collecting money? Advertising your business? Learn more about this inside Are You Ready to Teach Belly Dance?
How can you do it in a way that makes it worthwhile?
Everything moves in a circular pattern. What I mean is, everything is connected. Time spent “here” means time taken away from something else. The money you earn teaching could impact the money you could earn doing something else. Of course there are intrinsic rewards as well. You have to weigh all the variables.
Will it further your dance goals?
Your big picture goal is very important! If achieving a small picture goal doesn’t enhance the big picture, it’s probably not a wise investment of your time and resources. If your “right now” goal is your focus, it might not matter what your long term outlook is.
There is a lot to consider. Being prepared can help you to choose the right path at the right time. If you are ready to move past the uncertainty and answer the question once and for all, get Are You Ready to Teach Belly Dance? by Taaj. It will help you to find clarity so that you can either let the dream go, get the skills you need to get started on your belly dance teaching career, or move forward with the confidence that you are ready right now.