So I want to start teaching hoopdance classes in my town and I want to get a few opinions. I have spent the past few weeks preparing things I felt were necessary like a website (in which I still need to add some pics and up-to-date videos), business cards, and a short demo to perform during the "interview." My main question is how have most of you approached these business that you teach classes at? I thought about calling the locations and asking about setting up a time that I could come out to do a short presentation. I assumed this may be better and more professional than just showing up unannounced, taking up someone's possibly valuable (and busy!!) time. Which do you think is more appropriate?
Also, is there anything else I should have with me such as class plans, payment plans, etc?
I am very new at this and there is only one other place I know of anywhere around here that does hoop dance classes and that is about 45+ minutes away, so I want to be very professional so I actually have a good shot.
I can tell them that I already have about 6 people that would be interested in taking the classes where ever they may be.
If worse comes to worse, I could always teach classes at my work (I work at a dog training facility doing doggie daycare and we have a very large, inside arena- you can see pics of the inside in my World Hoop Day album), but I wouldn't even know where to begin as far as needing insurance or waivers and what not. I would really like to start off at a studio or gym where all I would have to do is teach the class. Then, after I see how the place handles the legal side of it, I would feel a lot more comfortable trying to do something on my own. I don't want to get my boss in trouble and I for sure, personally, don't want to get in trouble.
So, any thoughts on the above?
Oh, and one more thing; are all of you certified to teach hoop or fitness and for those who are not, how did the location handle you not being certified? What did you say to them to make them feel more assured you can do the job?
Thanks all. :)