Dance teacher as entrepreneur

  • Linde Ammerlaan / Dance in Education

‘Do you think dance teachers are born as entrepreneurs? I hear you thinking “probably not”, and you’re right. There are of course exceptions, but a dance teacher often has other qualities. Today’s dance teachers are creative, social, flexible, eager to learn and innovative.


Many dance teachers become entrepreneurs after graduation, but what does setting up your own business involve? What issues should you prepare for and what choices should you make when starting out? This was the theme of my graduation project in which I aimed to provide answers to questions such as these for myself and other new dance teachers. Therefore, I entitled my graduation project ‘De dansdocent als ondernemer’ (The Entrepreneurial Dance Teacher).’