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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What makes First Tutors: Dance unique?
  2. What is the difference between First Tutors: Dance and using a dance instructor / teacher providing agency?
  3. Does First Tutors: Dance offer support?
  4. Why should I use First Tutors: Dance rather than a recommendation from a friend?
  5. I need a dance instructor for a style not listed here, can you help?
  6. How do I give feedback?
  7. Who uses First Tutors: Dance?
  8. I'm looking to recruit numerous teachers for evening classes, can you help?
  1. What makes First Tutors: Dance unique?

    First Tutors: Dance enables dance instructors to promote themselves through self-created profiles for free! Only when a dance instructor is selected by a student do we make a small charge, i.e. when the advertising has proved its value. First Tutors: Dance is a unique resource for students and parents as it offers a greater choice of dance instructors and lesson options whilst providing the of the cost of private dance classes and their chosen instructor's qualifications upfront.

  2. What is the difference between First Tutors: Dance and using a dance instructor / teacher providing agency?

    First Tutors: Dance is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: you can always go online to browse or contact our instructors. For this reason First Tutors: Dance is a very fast way of finding a dance instructor, opposed to relying on a middle man to contact available dance teachers and then waiting to hear what or whom is available. Our system enables you to contact dance instructors directly and make enquiries. First Tutors: Dance is also very competitively priced: the average agency charges £10.00 on top of every hour of tuition, whereas we only charge a student £5.00 for the release of their chosen teacher's details.

  3. Does First Tutors: Dance offer support?

    If instructors or parents / students are experiencing technical difficulties, contact us via our online support form and we will help you with any difficulty.

    For parents seeking advice on choosing a teacher, read Which Tutor? or when beginning your dance lessons please see Your First Dance Lesson.

  4. Why should I use First Tutors: Dance rather than a recommendation from a friend?

    First Tutors: Dance provides a built-in review facility; we invite feedback from students and parents about how their dance instruction sessions have gone. For parents and students, this provides objective advice and information, whilst also giving the best dance teachers a platform upon which distinguish themselves.

  5. I need an dance instructor for a style not listed here, can you help?

    Contact us and we'll make every effort to help you.

  6. How do I give feedback?

    We much appreciate feedback and where appropriate usually act on it very swiftly - use our feedback form to tell us what you think.

  7. Who uses First Tutors: Dance?
    • Parents of, and students from a variety of dance backgrounds, from beginners to those who have received instruction from their education establishment and require additional attention, to individuals who compete and desire one-to-one supervision to enhance their performance. We enjoy a lot of repeat custom once we've been tried and tested.
    • Adult learners looking to learn an subject for fun or for exams and professional purposes.
  8. I'm looking to recruit numerous dance instructors for evening classes, can you help?

    It is likely we can! Please contact us to discuss your requirements further.

If you have additional queries not answered in our FAQs, or are unsure about any of the information provided, please forward us your questions here.

Dance Instructors

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Students/Parents

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Frequently Asked Questions by Students

  1. At what point do I have to pay?

    Only when you have chosen to accept a dance teacher's offer of instruction do we charge a £5.00 introduction fee. It is free to search, browse and contact the listed dance teachers. You must pay your instructor their hourly rate directly. We ask that students please honour their commitment and arrange and pay for the first dance lesson with their selected teacher. Beyond this, your decision to continue with your dance teacher will obviously be a reflection of how well your first lesson went. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further details.

  2. How do I choose a dance instructor?

    Please see our article, Which Instructor? for guidance.

  3. Do you CRB check teachers?

    No. The supplied profiles are written by the teachers themselves. We would recommend students request to see a CRB certificate and any other declared qualifications at the beginning of the first lesson if they wish such peace of mind.

  4. How do I contact the instructors?

    Contact a prospective dance instructor free of charge by becoming a member. Once your selected teacher has received and accepted your request we will release their contact details at your request, conditional upon you paying a £5.00 fee. We simultaneously e-mail the dance instructor your details so you can contact one another.

  5. I have not heard from a dance instructor and wish to release their details.

    It may be your selected teacher is on holiday or temporarily unavailable. We contact all dance instructors as soon as you make your enquiry but cannot force them to respond. We would always recommend contacting more than one teacher.

General FAQs

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If you have any further questions not answered in our FAQs, or are unsure about anything, please send us your queries here.

Frequently Asked Questions from Dance Instructors

  1. How will I hear from prospective clients?
  2. How do I commence dance instruction?
  3. How do I change my profile?
  4. I understand clients can create feedback about me, how does this work?
  5. What if the client changes their mind and no longer requires my instruction?
  6. Do I need a CRB check to be a dance instructor?
  7. What qualifications do I need to be a dance instructor?
  8. Do you employ the instructors?
  9. I'm an international student, can I be a dance instructor?
  1. How will I hear from prospective clients?

    When a prospective client requests to get in touch with you, we will conatct you via e-mail and ask that you log in to your member area and respond to the request as soon as possible. Please be advised that teachers who do not respond to clients (neither to accept nor decline) will have their profiles suspended so other teachers can benefit from the available teaching opportunities.

  2. How do I commence dance instruction?

    Once your offer to teach has been received by the client we will send you their contact details so you can call to arrange a first lesson. We would recommend you get in touch as quickly as possible.

  3. How do I change my profile?

    When you are registered you can log in to First Tutors: Dance at any time to update your profile or fees through the members section.

  4. I understand clients can create feedback about me, how does this work?

    After three weeks we invite clients to provide feedback about their dance instructor. The tuition industry works on largely through referrals, therefore the more positive feedback you receive as a teacher, the more enquiries you are likely to get. You may also reply to any feedback.

  5. What if the client changes their mind and no longer requires my instruction?

    Most clients put a lot of thought into choosing an instructor who feels right for them, so are unlikely to cancel before any teaching commences. The most common reason for a client to change their mind is that the teacher has left a long interval between receiving the client's contact details arranging any lessons. Should this be the case we encourage clients to contact us.

  6. Do I need a CRB check to be a dance instructor?

    No, although some parents may prefer you to have one, and it always helps to have references available for parents to see.

  7. What qualifications do I need to be a dance instructor?

    A variety of teachers and instructors use First Tutors: Dance. Some are academics or teachers, some are students on gap years, or professionals in their field. Clients look for different qualities and backgrounds in their teachers, which is why the ability to browse a number of available dance instructors is so attractive to clients. If you are considering registering your services, check out the profiles of other instructors in your area to find how they market themselves and what qualifications they possess.

  8. Do you employ the instuctors?

    No. Please be aware that all our dance instructors work on a self-employed basis.

  9. I'm an international student, can I be a dance instructor?

    Whilst we welcome instructors of all nationalities, we would advise that you check the terms of your visa to ensure that you are allowed to work on a self-employed basis in the UK.

General FAQs

For frequently asked questions about First Tutors: Dance please click here

If you have any further questions not answered in our FAQs, or are unsure about any of the information provided, please send us your questions here.