Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by artofdance, Apr 9, 2013.
I need a cup of coffee....going to starbucks
are you in London?? coz its afternoon here LOL
No, I'm in Toronto
COOL ill be there in august for a meeting where can I go dance??
and YESSSSSSSS I know international LOL
I am charging the same price for my time here in the midwest as I charged in Boston. Not a single student has even questioned it. I find the teachers here to be undercutting themselves actually. They all seem afraid to drop to 45 minute lessons (from 50 with 10 minutes of dead unpaid time) or raise their price to the national average. But I am making just as much, if not even more than I made in the east.
And no, I don't find the price of doing business lower here. Food costs the same, gas costs the same, clothing is the same, I put more miles on my car here, office supplies at Staples are the same. So I don't buy the argument AT ALL that it is cheaper to live or do business here.... especially considering that people here make less. SO they actually spend MORE of their income on actual living expenses. The ONLY thing that is lower here is my house, which is almost 4 times larger than my Boston apartment for half the price. Yet if I have to drive 2.5 hours to get to the airport...instead of 20 minutes, So in the end I think it is a wash.
Are the other local teachers national finalists?
btw i must say one of the highlights of nationals was...
Larindas shoes!!! only toni tedpath rivals her in her impeccable appearance
I seriously doubt the students in the midwest even know who I am except "someone who moved here from the east coast, she's kinda advanced" as someone described me recently. Titles don't mean much when people are barely aware of them.
People can theorize all they want how the industry has been affected by the recession. But until someone does a full blown study on it, all we are doing is providing anecdotal observations, which are highly personal, emotional, and unreliable. I myself have seen no decrease in lessons and I have 5 guys calling me to do pro-am right now. Yet I "feel" at one large major competition there were less people in the ballroom.
So take that however you want.
could be 6 soon....
Kidding ... i wish but ive have to move back to the east coast neva happen
seems to me that just as many major comps have been larger as have been smaller...personally, I have noidea what to make of it...so I won't ....that is why I think a person just needs to consult who they know, land somewhere, see how it goes, offer a good product and, if that isn't enough, do some good research.
im sure its regional
here two studio owners have told me that the recession has finally hit them less new clients and less lessons by some who are saving the money instead due to fiscal uncertainties
with the top pros like Larinda there is a selsction bias... only the mighty will spend the time and effort with these great pros so my competition pros are actually thriving
Yes. Two. And they're charging the prevailing rate.
Yes, I assume you mean Perry and Dianne, in KC. Rhythm Finalists.
Perry still teaches in KC, but they have divorced and Dianne is no longer living in the KC area.
I will send you a PM don't think I should advertise on here.
How do you send a PM on here anyone?
You can post information, simply not a hyperlink.
PMs seem to be called "Conversations" these days. On the top right, next to your username, there should be a button labeled "Inbox," which gives you an option to "Start a New Conversation."
Actually I just got done judging with Perry this weekend. The rate he charges is below the national average of a regular teacher, far below other US Open Finalists and champions of his status. And he is still booking lessons on the hour.
So still, I think teachers, especially around MO and KS are undercutting themselves. This is the last pool of teachers that haven't changed their rates in probably 10 years.
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