Dear all I am new of this forum.
Just few things about me…to introduce me and to introduce the topic “start teaching dance”
I write from Italy, I am 30, I have been studying dance since I was a child, first classical concluding the regular courses at a private school (fairly good school but very closed minded) then at 24 I started contemporary dance Limon and Cunningham, I did some jazz and hip hop and also tango!
I am an eternal student as I like to define myself ! !
The fact is that I have always studied dance with a great great passion but I have never believed in the possibility of considering dance as a job…. bur only
maybe because I had not the support of my parents…
maybe because I had not opportunities….
maybe I studied in a very closed minded environment…
maybe because I did not meet relevant persons (my teachers too) …
maybe because I had not the courage to take this decision!!
Thus…I have studied other things, I have found other jobs…(as a Chemist) but…NEVER NEVER neglecting my dance studies!
Now that (after changing many companies) this job doesn’t fit me at all !!....
It is turned up the opportunity to attend a course for dance teaching, the lecturer is my recent dance teacher very clever! … The things that I am studying are very useful to summarize all the things that I had been learning for the past years, completing them with anatomy, music, and teaching methods
This course helped me to realize that i have all the skill to be a good teacher, I had always known it but I had never never believed!
I would like to receive your opinion about this:
Is it possible now that, I am 30, to start teaching dance (contemporary) ?
I have 2 projects:
1) I would like to start teaching at public schools also in small villages, my aim is to let children know the beautiful world of dance, to help the approaching dance from different point of view ! I would tesch them the basis of contemporary dance…few persons do this in italy
2) open a contemporary dance school for children I my little village (only a ballet school exist!)
My dream is to start with 1 and go on with 2.