The Hoop Dance Profit Show: Episode 1 Hooping with Sarah
Hey there, this is Sarah Jordan.
This list will show you where to teach hula hoop dance classes for kids.
If you’re familiar with my hoop teacher training program, you know that there are programs and places with budgets for hoop dance classes for kids. I show students exactly how to tap into these places by showing them the benefits of hiring you in my course.
Aquariums, art museums, after school programs, art events, arthritis camp, assisted living homes
Birthday Parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Birthday Party Rental Centers,
Children’s Museums, Churches, camps, Comic Con, community events, Circus Schools, Charity groups, craft fairs, Catholic Schools
Day Care Centers, dance studios, drama groups
Event planners, Entertainment companies
Farmer’s Markets, Film Premiers, festivals, fitness centers, fairy fest, flea markets, Festival of Lights (LED shows!),
Girl Scouts, Grand Openings, Gigsalad.com, gyms for kids, Gymnastics Centers,
Holiday parties & events & parades, Halloween events, Hospitals
Independent businesses (toy shops and other small biz), Immaculata Schools
Jewish community centers, Juvenile Arthritis Center, Jump Rope for Heart,
Kids sports groups,
Museums, Mom groups, Meetups for parents, Montessori Schools
National Endowment for the arts, Nickelodeon, nursing homes,
Other children’s party entertainment companies, Orphanages,
Preschools, parades, parties, PTO/PTA, playgroups, private schools, parents night out
Reading programs, Renaissance fair,
Schools, science centers, skating rinks, school newsletters, senior centers, summer camp
Talent agencies, theaters (indie),
Vacation Bible School, Vegetable Circus
Youth groups, yoga centers, YMCA
Now that you know where to teach, you might need some lesson plans. This pay what you wish Lesson Plan Pack has you covered.
Need Hoops? Make them yourself with this free tutorial.
Not the crafty type? These are the hoops I used for all of my hula hoop parties and classes for kids: Pull Buoy 8003D Deluxe Hula Hoop Set, 36″ Size, Assorted Colors
Hey there, this is Sarah from teachkidstohoop and Asheville Facepainter, and today I’m going to reveal six things nobody else will tell you about being a hoop dance teacher.
1. You don’t have to know a million hoop dance tricks to be a hoop dance teacher.
In fact, when I first started back in 2009…I only knew how to do 3 hooping moves! Of course, I know many more now, and I learned along the way. Teaching made me a better hooper.
My point is, you don’t have to be a circus star, hanging from the ceiling…you can start where you are, today. You only have to be better than your students.
Trust me, your students are not comparing you to your hooping idols…they have probably never even seen hoop dance before!
2. You can start now.
You don’t need to be: flawless, experienced or a certain age. Don’t make excuses for yourself. Graduates of my Hooping With Kids Teacher Training online course range in age from 10 to 70…I kid you not!
3. You don’t have to be outgoing or extroverted.
Newsflash: Even though I earned a living as a children’s party entertainer, I am an introvert who needs tons of alone time. I enjoy reading, painting, dog-snuggling and other quiet pursuits. I do not have kids at home.
If you are an introvert…you can still be a successful hoop dance teacher –as long as you are willing to leave the house!
You might like this post I wrote called, “Hooping in Public, An Introvert’s Guide.”
4. You don’t just teach…
If you want to actually earn income as a hoop dance teacher, you will also have to market your classes and let people know you exist…so that you get hired to teach classes.
There is a HUGE hole in the market.
99.9 percent of courses will not show you how to actually book paying classes, and that is why I created the Hooping With Kids Teacher Training program.
Because– I don’t just want to show you a few hoop dance moves and leave you on your own.
I want you to actually get out there and teach! So that you are helping yourself and helping kids with hoop dance.
5. You will never magically wake up one day, feeling “ready” to teach your first hoop dance class.
You only feel ready AFTER you do it once! Doing anything for the first time is daunting.
I used to be amazed when I saw people with home-made hoops, until I saw how simple it is to make your own hoops. It was only hard the first time.
6. Niche down to become an expert.
Most people worry that if they only focus on one demographic (for example, teaching hoop dance to kids), that they will lose out on other teaching opportunities.
The reality is this:
When you focus on one area of expertise, you gain credibility as an expert. This expert status spills over to other areas (The Halo Effect, in Psychology) and people outside of your niche will seek you!
How do I know?
Because my niche is teaching kids to hula hoop and I’ve:
hosted retreats and hoop dance classes for adults
performed at all kinds of events