Rochdale dance instructor John Kelly says he is having trouble finding an affordable dance instructor position.
I’m in a position where I’m getting asked a lot of questions, whether it be, ‘how do you pay for your tuition, what are your fees, what do you do on-call?’
John Kelly is the head of a dance group called the Rochdalas Dancers and has been teaching dance for 17 years.
He said: “It is a very difficult and competitive job, I’m not even sure I can get a decent job in my area, it is really tough to find a place where I can do this.”
I would be very surprised if it was going to go away, I’d love to do it but I don’t know if I will.
“It is just like having a job in a restaurant, you have to go to work every day, but it is also very demanding and I don.t know if this is going to work out.”
I’m not sure I would find a job that was really, really good at my age, so I am hoping that there is something to offer, but I would be really surprised if this was going away.
John Kelly, Rochdalgas Dance instructor, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that he is finding it difficult to find an affordable place to teach because of the costs associated with teaching.
“I can get my tuition paid for through the Rotherham Council, but then I have to pay all the other costs like staff and support staff.”
Then you have the bills to cover, the travel, food, rent and everything else, but the cost of the course itself is also really high.
“He said he would have to do more research to find the best place to start his career, but he would be looking for a job with the best value.”
If you go to a place like the Rooftop Academy and you get your training on a fixed salary, you will find that they can pay you more and pay you better than I would have been able to afford,” he said.
A dancer’s ‘career path’John Kelly said that he had been teaching at a dance club in Rochford for almost 17 years, but now that he has turned 31, he has had to look for work elsewhere. “
[The] cost of teaching a dance is a big cost, so it is not easy to find places, especially for a very young person to be able to teach, because you are not going to get the teaching experience that you need.”
A dancer’s ‘career path’John Kelly said that he had been teaching at a dance club in Rochford for almost 17 years, but now that he has turned 31, he has had to look for work elsewhere.
After looking at several offers, he decided to apply to the Dance Academy at Rochgarham, where he would work part-time.
But when he arrived, he found that the Rookery was not the place for him.
John said: “[The Rookeries] is not what I would call a club that has a really good dance environment, but they do have a very good vibe.”
So, they did offer me a job and I decided to go there and I am here for the rest of my life.
“John said that when he first started his career in the dance industry he was always nervous, but when he got older he was much more confident.
In his interview with Today, he also revealed that he was also worried about what he might find in his job.
We are in the very early stages of the process, so there will be some things that I may not be able be involved in, he explained.
It is something that I am really nervous about, but also like I have had the chance to do some research, so now I have an idea of what I am looking for.”
The first few weeks, I am a little nervous about what I might find, but after a while I am getting used to it.
“And I think that my dance teacher training, in particular, is very important, so having that experience is important.”
For a dance teacher, there are so many different things you have done, and there are lots of things that you can do, and so if you have that experience, it can really help you in your career path.
“John Kelly’s dance teacher career was on the riseBut now that John has been able for the first time to work full-time, he is hoping that he will be able find a more permanent role.”
What I am trying to get through is to find myself a job where I am actually paying for myself, so that I can afford to take care of myself and be able not only to support myself but also support my family and be responsible for myself as well,” he added.
Now, he and his partner will look for a new job in the capital to take up after his current role expires in March.
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