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What is the average hourly rate you pay your dance teachers?
By kdancing
On Mon Feb 11, 2008 09:59 AM

Just curious on the average hourly rate you pay your dance teachers? Are you in a populated area or small town?

15 Replies to What is the average hourly rate you pay your dance teachers?

re: What is the average hourly rate you pay your dance teachers?
By startapper
On Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:41 AM
The average pay scale for my area is between $10 to $12 per class. I live in a rural area.
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By Triskitmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:47 AM
I make $30-$40/hr. I work in the suburbs of Seattle.
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By SpringsDance
On Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:52 AM
The going rate around here ranges from $15-$25/hr. My studio is in a small town outside of a middle sized town. Some of it depends on how much the studio charges for classes.
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By Angelos
On Mon Feb 11, 2008 04:01 PM
I live in a city and here the starting wage for dance teachers is $20per hour and it increases from their the more experienced the teacher is!
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By SiyoNqobamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Mon Feb 11, 2008 04:19 PM
Edited by SiyoNqoba (34789) on 2008-02-11 16:21:00
As a first year teacher, I get $25/hr. I would imagine my SO pays the more experienced teachers more.

I live on a peninsula (beaches everywhere), so fairly wealthy families.
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By Tommy_Musical
On Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:59 PM
I pay my faculty between $35-$60/hour. The studio is in a suburb of a major city. I hope this helps!
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By crathornPremium member
On Wed Feb 13, 2008 01:15 PM
Small town. New teachers $15.00 for the first 90 days. Then I go up. My teacher that has been with me for 3 years now is making $20.00 and is very happy with it!
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By eloisefigmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Wed Feb 13, 2008 02:29 PM
Wow tommy musical I need to come work for you!!!
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By BunlessinSeattle
On Wed Feb 13, 2008 02:33 PM
Suburb of Seattle
I pay between $30-40.

If I paid less than that, I would have to settle for teachers with no experience and no formal training.
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By YOGADANCERPremium member
On Wed Feb 20, 2008 07:39 AM
I am from Indiana. We start at $25/hour, and go up to $40 with more experience (professional company member etc...)
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By Courtney19
On Wed Feb 20, 2008 08:24 AM
$20-$30 an hr is avg for us. We are in small town located one town away from our states capital, so we do get many students from the city.
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By iluv2danz
On Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:07 AM
Typical hourly rate is $20-$40 per hour depending on experience at our studio. We usually receive a $2-$5 per hour pay increase every year we return to teach.
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By AmyE
On Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:11 PM
I live in the metro NY area. My first year teaching was $15(Senior in college). The second year my pay changed to $20. I've been teaching 9 yrs and now am at $32. For the most part it's experience in my area that gets you the higher pay.
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By danceteacherdgl
On Sun Feb 24, 2008 01:57 PM
Are your teachers totally responsible for planning the classwork, choreography, etc.? Do you supply an assistant also? If so, what do you pay your assistants?
Do you pay more for the teachers for the advanced classes vs. those for preschool classes? A lot of the pay amounts listed in this post seem very high to me. I live in the suburbs of a large city. Our tuition rates are $30-35 per month for a one hour class per week. (others in my area charge this and a little more).
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By Frogdogdance
On Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:40 PM
My studio is in a capital city suburb in the midwest, & I pay $22-26/hr; younger, inexperienced teachers get less. I also pay $10-11.50/hr for supporting work like dress rehearsals, picture week, meetings, etc. Plus there's a flat fee I pay for competitions & the company sleepover, and cash bonuses 2x/year that are based on the # of students an instructor teaches.

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