Hi everyone :) I'm currently not teaching but waiting approval on 2 different establishments for fall programming.
I've never done this before and I come from a dental assisting background (eeeeek)
I've completed my practicum classes in april and miss teaching and pleasantly so do my participants miss the classes :D
I'm incredibly nervous about the technicalities and rules I need to follow....such as waivers and venues... do I need insurance or are the waivers sufficient? Can I do a class outdoors? ugh.... Am I doing this right? Should I be asking this on this forum? Am I making myself look bad? *lol* Where are these answers or guidelines written? Help me please!!! :/
Thanks so much for your post. I moved it from the original topic, and created this topic for you.
I look forward to hearing back from some of our CREW to get their feedback on your great questions.
For the meantime, you can access the Operations Manual in Lesson 1 of the Foundation course: http://www.bellyfit.com/training/courses/foundation-course/1
It should cover most of those questions!
Hi Nancy,my opinion is yes get your own insurance and also have them sign waivers.I am in Ontario and my ins is only $125 a yr which covers wherever I teach,over the age of 16 only.I believe it is not safe to teach outdoors as the ground is to un -level for my liking! No question you ever ask is wrong or stupid!!! Good luck!! You'll do great!! Lisa
We have all been where you are, and survived! Think of it like a new routine, where feet and arms aren't quite synchronized just yet.
Currently I teach through city recreation departments where I am hired as an employee, so all those issues are covered. Even so, I purchase insurance to protect myself. If you rent a studio space, ask about their own waivers and how you are protected through their business insurance. If they have nothing, I would definitely recommend waivers (Bellyfit has one you can download) and insurance. You can always informally check with your students as to "issues in the tissues" and accommodate them with a little research-based modification.
I LOVE dancing outside. Shoes would definitely be required, and a level surface--you don't want anyone to get injured.
And, there are no dumb questions!