I've been attending private & group ballroom dance lessons for about 9 months now. And like many students, I want to train & become a dance instructor. I'm curious about any advice that a seasoned dance instructor might have for me. A few questions are specifically on my mind... What might be some of the difference between starting at a franchise versuses starting at an independent? What are some of the pitfalls to watch out for? What areas should a beginning dance instructor focus on to become a great dance instructor? If one's goal is to compete on a professional level, is there any different/specific areas one should focus on? Any insights or bits of advice you might have would be greatly appreciated.