There are a number of reasons why you might have to close down a belly dance class. Perhaps you are moving to a new area, or your job or family commitments have increased. It may be that your love of belly dance is fading, or your love for another style is growing. In some areas Belly Dance is seeing a resurgence and classes are full to bursting. Sadly, in some other areas, enrollment is right down, and teachers are finding it hard to make enough money to cover their room hire.
In this workshop we are going to talk about how to make the hard decision to close a class.
I hope that this never happens to you, but if it does, these are some practical steps to take.
Sara Shrapnell spent 12 years teaching, performing and hosting events in the UK before moving to the Bay Area of San Francisco in 2011. Her classes are known for their humor, detailed breakdowns and cultural context. She adapts her lessons to suit the dancers, their needs and aims. Students who have studied with Sara have gone on to teach and perform in all styles of belly dance and many have made their living through performance or teaching. Sara’s books “Teaching Belly Dance” and “Becoming a Belly Dancer: From Student to Stage” are available on Amazon.