Finding the Perfect Hip Hop Dance Teacher

When I opened my dance studio 6 years ago, one of the biggest problems I found early on was finding, and keeping, a good hip hop teacher.  I taught a lot of the classes at our studio and felt comfortable teaching younger hip hop classes, but not for the older and more advanced dancers.  I suppose I was a victim of my age; even though I was in my mid-twenties at the time, when I was younger, hip hop was just simply not offered at my dance studio.  I didn’t feel like taking the drop in classes and conventions I had attended as an adult were enough.  I knew if I taught hip hop it would probably look more like jazz.  It was important to me, as well as to my co-owners, to provide actual hip hop classes, though.  If I were going to call a class “hip hop”, I wanted to be able to deliver to my customers the class they had chosen.

I lucked out and found a great teacher who has been with us now for 4 years, but I know from talking to other dance studio owners they are not as lucky.  That is why I am so proud to have started Dance Teacher Finder to help other dance studios find hip hop dance teachers.  Not only can you post hip hop dance teacher job listings, but with your yearly membership you can also look through resumes of local dance teachers to find teachers with hip hop dance experience.  I’m hoping studios who use our services will have the same luck we did and find a true gem of a hip hop dance teacher!

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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