A while ago, I wrote about different possibilities that you can build your dance career around. During the last weeks, we explored teaching as a primary activity in your business. Check out the overview, curriculum and responsibility posts if you didn’t read them already.
To build our work as stable and secure as possible, I recommend adding in additional work fields. Below is a list of the ones that I consider exceptionally viable choices if teaching is your primary source of income. That does not mean, they are the only ones, but they synergise with teaching very well.
- Performing. Naturally, your students will love to watch you dance. If you have a performance within a reasonable travel distance, they will go and watch it.
- Producing Stage Pieces. Same reasons as above.
- Organising Events. Same same. If your students like your work, they will be at the events.
- Videography can help you in different forms.
- You produce clips that are up for sale. Your students will most likely take a look.
- You create videos from class choreographies. There are a lot of students out there who look forward to being in that clips and will be motivated by that.
- If you are big online, it will work as an advertisement for your classes.
- Producing Music. Use your music in class. If it’s good, people will ask where to get it. Boom. Direct Selling at its finest. Double-check if your teaching and the story you tell in classes, align with your Artist Identity as a musician.
- Writing. As soon as you have sellable products that complement your classes, you will be able to sell them. A blog can help you build your reputation and act as your primary means of advertising online.
You experience point #6 – writing in action, right now.
There is nothing wrong with the other possibilities. Just take a look if one of those comes easy for you, as these synergies are powerful.