Running your Own Toddler Dance Classes

If you’ve been looking for toddler dance classes in your local area and have been drawing a blank – or found that those you’ve tried have failed to meet your expectations – then perhaps you should consider running your own, even if it’s just on a very part-time basis at first.

You may have never aspired to be your own boss, let alone think of yourself as a ‘mumpreneur,’ but there are so many potential benefits, and many of the skills needed to run toddler dance classes are exactly the same as those you need to be a great mum.

Don’t Write Yourself Off!

The number one requirement anyone needs to start teaching young kids to dance hip-hop is a passion for working with children. Possessing that one attribute already gives you a head start over the lifeless yet polished dance tutor, no matter how many rosettes they can boast. Mental strength and stamina are also high on the ‘essential’ list, as toddlers, endearing and amazing as they are, will run you ragged!

Being creative is a highly desirable quality but that doesn’t mean you have to be able to paint like a Rembrandt or produce a sculpture like Michelangelo. We’re just talking about that basic creativity that can bring together a bunch of props, music and movement and mix then up to produce an engaging and fun activity session. If you’re a mum to a pre-school child, you probably do it every day – and it gets easier with practice.

You notice we didn’t mention qualifications. That’s because there is no educational prerequisite to running toddler dance classes, although any teaching, play leading or dance experience you have under your belt will be put to good use.

Give your Career a Boost with Hip Hop Tots®

If what you’ve read so far has whetted your appetite, then you could become an instructor with Hip Hop Tots® in as little as 24 hours. We specialise in street dance for kids and have created our one-day instructors’ training programmes with busy mums in mind. What’s more, the price for a Hip Hop Tots® annual licence is very affordable (£235 at the time of writing but check the website for up-to-date prices), which is far less than a restrictive franchise.

Taking it to the Next Level

Of course, most teachers of toddler dance classes and similar pre school activities run their sessions from third-party children’s centres, nurseries and play groups and that is a fantastic way to earn a decent part-time income while working at a job you actually enjoy. But for some dance activity providers, this stage is a stepping stone towards their real career dream – their very own dance studio. If this is a dream that you harbour, even if you currently lack the money, skills or confidence

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Paula Sampson

Hip Hop Tots® is a parent-child activity suitable for both boys and girls from 18 months to 6 years of age; sessions can run all the year round and are guaranteed to appeal to every child – because all children love to move.