Competition dance teacher who need subs on competition days: What to Do

I am a studio owner and competition dance teacher, but I also teach Saturday morning recreational classes.  Saturday morning is the most popular day for dance classes because a lot of our students have 2 parents who both work and this is the most convenient class time for them.  I run the competition team with my sister and we teach the classes on Saturday together so that way one of us can go to the competition and one of us can teach and then there’s no need for a sub.  Unfortunately, most studio owners aren’t that lucky and cannot clone themselves, so what to do when you need a substitute for a class you teach that conflicts with competitions?  It goes beyond teaching on Saturdays, too; competitions often start as early as Thursday evening and schedules aren’t usually revealed to around one week prior to the competition.  I’ve even heard of competitions that were supposed to be Friday through Sunday suddenly adding on Thursday and studio owners finding this out at the last minute.  So what can be done in these situations?

This is one of the reasons why I created Dance Teacher Finder with my mother and sister.  We want to help studios who need last minute substitute teachers.  There is no other option out there like this for dance studios.  We offer studios a resume database and studios can look for teachers in our database in their area and then studios can contact these dance teachers when they need a last minute sub.  It is more cost effective to sign up for our services than general job boards with resume searching options because Dance Teacher Finder only has dance teacher resumes and with other job boards you essentially have to pay for access to all resumes, which includes non-dance teacher profiles, so their prices are higher.  Check out Dance Teacher Finder for more information.

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About Elizabeth Emery

Elizabeth Emery is a former dance studio owner. She owned Dancers Unite in Charlotte, NC for 6 years, where she helped run the studio as well as taught dance classes six days a week. She sold her studio to one of her teachers and now dedicates her time helping other dance studio owners as well as dance teachers with her new business, Dance Teacher Finder, which helps pair dance studios with dance instructors. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and double majored in Business Economics and Marketing. Elizabeth currently splits her time between Charlotte, North Carolina and Salt Lake City, Utah.

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