Many African people, including  Nigerians, seem to take an interest in dance these days. A lot of people do it for fun, to relieve stress, to learn new skills, and some people learn to dance to become a professional at dancing.

People who also find the normal exercise routine stressful can opt-in for dance tutoring which will not only help you stay fit but also help you have fun while exercising to stay fit.

Dance is one of the performing arts that help people in Nigeria stay fit and at the same time relieve stress. It is also one of the major skills required in the Nigerian entertainment industry today. Most Nigerian celebrities who make the news are creative or good dancers.

Learning to dance professionally might attract the audience you need and bring you to the local and international limelight.

Different people have an interest in different dance types. Finding out the different kinds of dance people are interested in is really important as a dance tutor. There are many things dancing tutor jobs entail, which you'll be finding out in this article.

It is the job of a dance teacher to educate and teach students everything they need to know about dance during the lesson in simple English.

Some of the knowledge dance tutors must pass to their students include dance techniques and arts, choreography, performance, and other practical aspects of dance. 

Dance teachers are pretty different from each other, and they have different dance types they are good at. So it will be great to know your area of specialization and what dance you are good at.

You can work in different locations and settings such as primary and secondary schools, colleges, private dance studios, dance academies, and gyms as a dance teacher. Also, technology has made it possible to take a private online or in-person lesson.

These are the qualifications you need as a dance tutor.

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Teaching Dance in Nigerian Schools

Searching for a job as a dance teacher could be pretty hectic when it comes to Nigerian schools. Most Nigerian schools have not fully embraced dance education into their extra curriculum activities and education system.

These days, some private schools in states like Lagos, Delta, Osun, and Abuja have begun to see the importance of dance arts and lessons for school students. As a result, dance is now being taught alongside music in Nigerian primary and secondary schools for interested students. With time, the government may probably make it one of the core subjects like maths.

Some schools in Nigeria even hire dance tutors to teach their students how to dance before the end of the term and the end of the year parties.

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With the right tutor, anyone can learn any dance style || Image Source: Pexels

Sending in your applications to teach dance in any school in Nigeria requires that you know the specific schools that offer dance in their extra curriculum activities. This will save you time, money, and energy.

To work as a dance tutor in any primary and secondary school in Nigeria, you need to have a certain qualification, of which your bachelor's degree is essential.

Having a certification in dance, meeting the job safety standards (JSS), qualifications, and being fluent in English will support and do you a lot of good when searching for jobs in Nigerian schools.

Here's how to get started as a private dance tutor.

Teaching in a Dance School or Academy

Finding dance schools and academies in Nigeria to apply for jobs is relatively easy compared to applying for a dance teacher job in primary and secondary schools.

Nigeria has many dance schools and academies where you can apply for jobs, especially in Abuja, Delta, Osun, Lagos State, and other parts of Nigeria.

A dance school is an excellent option for students who want to take part in dance lessons, whose schools don't offer dance education. Here students learn to dance full-time with both theoretical and practical sessions. Also, the students may sit for a test or exam at the end of a specific period.

For you to work as a dance teacher or join any dance school or academy in Africa or Nigeria to be precise, you must be very good at what you do, which will help in the development of your students. You must imbue a good learning philosophy in your students.

You must have enough exposure and practical knowledge of different local and international dance types, which you can pass down to your students. Also, you should be open to learning new things as well.

Dancing is one of the performing arts that needs care and close supervision to learn. Students from primary, secondary, and even college students learning the art of dance look forward to working with an amazing tutor that is vast in dance knowledge.

You should be able to take your students on a series of training that will aid the development of their dance skills. You can also give them a practical dance test or exam at the end of each lesson or twice a month to see how well they've learned.

Another thing you should consider when searching for a job in dance academies is the location. It would be best if you went to dancing schools that are closer to your location to avoid lateness and eventually disappointing your students.

Here are some dance training schools and academies in Lagos, Abuja, Osun, and Delta that offer dance education which you can check for vacancies and submit your job application to as well.

  • Strauss School of Music and Dance in Abuja
  • Krump Dance Studio in Abuja
  • Soul Dance Entertainment in Abuja
  • Royal Ballet Music and Dance School in Delta State
  • Oasis Dance and Music Academy in Delta State
  • Apex Dance Company in Lagos State
  • Corporate Dance World in Lagos State
  • Beta Dance Academy in Lagos State
  • Robotics Dance School in Lagos State
  • Vivace 3D Dance Academy in Lagos State
  • Adebayo and co, Osun State

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Working as a Gym Dance Instructor

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Unlike what was the case some years ago, many people now include dance in their exercise and workout routine to spice up their fitness journey. Several gyms in Nigeria, Africa, and around the world are now in the business of offering dance workouts and exercise sessions aside from their regular gym activities.

Dancing is a form of exercise routine that makes exercise easy and less boring. It also gives all the vibe needed to continue with the workout routine without giving up easily.

Working in a gym setting as a dance instructor is quite different from the regular dancing jobs. Your role as a dance instructor is to spark up enthusiasm in your clients to keep them going with the exercise routine.

Working in the gym as a dance instructor is to help gym clients find a fun way of exercising. The dance exercise does not have to be perfect like the technical dance routine. The aim is to stay fit while doing something fun.

You should be able to find a way for people to have fun while exercising. Then, all you need to do is give them instructions that they will follow to keep them active.

Here are examples of different gym dances that can help your clients to have fun while staying fit. They include Zumba, Bokwa, salsa, hip-hop, and more, which helps in improving the heart rate and conditions.

There are also dances like Barre and yoga that help to improve flexibility, coordination, balance, and core strength.

As a gym instructor, you should be able to offer gym dance lessons both online and in-person because not everyone wants to come over to the gym for dance sessions. Organizing online dance studies is now easier with technology. If you need a platform to help you with this, then you should check out Superprof!

A very good thing about working as a gym dance instructor is that you get to have free time to yourself since you'll be working within the hours and weekdays you're given.

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Teaching Dance Lessons Online

Unlike what we had several years ago, online lessons and tutoring service is now the order of the day in our world of technology. You can now learn any skill you want and gain knowledge just by watching videos and taking online classes without going through the school system.

Learning dance lessons has been made better and easier with technology development. Likewise, being a dance tutor has also been made easy with technology. All you need is your smart device, a good internet connection, and superb work philosophy.

You don't have to go from one dance studio to another before getting a job as a dance instructor or teacher. Some websites and platforms can help you share and display your knowledge or profile while adding value to students under your care.

Using the popular YouTube platform is also a great way to start as an online dance tutor. Using the YouTube platform can seem a little hard since you have to find and gather viewers to watch your videos, but you'll hit the jackpot with time.

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You can always become an online dance tutor via Superprof || Image Source: Pexels

Some websites and platforms give tutors the chance to share their knowledge while getting money in return.

If you're in search of websites that give you the opportunity of sharing your knowledge and skills while you earn money, then you should check out the Superprof platform.

Here's an idea of what to charge as a dance tutor in Nigeria.

Becoming a Dance Tutor on Superprof

Superprof is an online platform that gives you space as a tutor to connect with students who need knowledge either online or in person. You don't only have the opportunity to share your dance knowledge and skills by using superprof. It also makes it easier for you to get a network of students to teach.

With Superprof, it is quite easy to earn money as you share your dance knowledge and skills since the platform has many students that use it in Nigeria. However, the money you get from tutoring is dependent on the number of students that pay for your tutorials.

You must also know that when you join the Superprof community network, you're joining millions of tutors and teachers over the world in sharing knowledge. Knowing this will help you realize you have to put in your best for students using the platform to choose you over the other tutors.

When you join Superprof, you have to create your profile and add information such as your qualifications as a dance instructor or teacher, your level of education, the state you're based, the language you speak, either English, French or other languages.

You also have the liberty of creating your teaching ad for free and must be able to advertise your private dance classes to your audience. Also, the first hour of the lesson with any student as a Superprof tutor is mostly free. This is an incentive to encourage the student to sign up with the tutor.

You also get to set your teaching terms and conditions, such as your schedules, hours of availability, the fees you want to charge, location for studies(for private or in-person tutoring), and also your teaching methods. You can also turn down students tutoring offers that do not suit your time frame and interest.

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