Dance studios have such a high overhead. With the cost of renting or buying a space, paying electric and heating on that studio, water, plumbing, and the list goes on and on. It is no wonder that more and more pop up studios are opening out of churches. Maybe this is something that you've thought of but not really had the chance to flesh out the idea. Below is a list of a few steps you can take in order to get this dream off the ground.
Step #1: Build your curriculum.
What classes will you be teaching? What is your target age? Will it just be dance or will you incorporate fitness in as well. Start with the end game in mind. You will have to present yourself to a church board, pastor, or group. Make sure that you have something solid put together. If you want to be treated as a professional, act like a professional.
Step #2: Do your research.
If you want to teach at a church, you have to remember that most churches have rules and standards. For example, they probably aren't going to be down with a class on booty shaking sex appeal. Find out the culture of the church. Ask questions. Will there be certain music allowed? What about dress code? Your interest in following their rules will likely only showcase you even more as an option worthy of their support.
Step #3: Have a plan.
You've built your curriculum. You've done your research. Now, you need a plan. What will classes look like? This is the area where props can come into play. A dance studio in a church will require portable ballet barres. Again, make sure you have read up on the pros and cons of including this important detail. Your effort before will pay off when you present yourself.
In the end, dance classes in a church can be a great option to reduce some expenses. This doesn't mean that it will be easy. If you are diligent, your hard work will pay off. Consider contacting us to start this journey.