If you are a dance teacher working at a high school or college, you may want to consider bringing in a guest instructor for your class. Guest teachers can help bring some depth to your course and keep students interested. In addition, they can give you a bit of a break…
If you are going to do this type of thing, be sure you have some bases covered. Check with the administration and see what requirements they have, and make sure that you cover the following with your guest teacher prior to class:
- When they should arrive and what they will need. You can also let them know what you are able to provide for them in terms of music, space and props.
- The level of your students and what they have studied thus far.
- Any rules you have for your class.
- Any objectives you have for student learning.
Be sure to get contact information for the instructor, such as a cell phone they can be reached at and an e-mail so that you can remind them about the class a day or two before hand. (It is also nice to send a link to directions if you can, along with your cell phone and the school’s telephone number in case they get lost or can’t get inside.)
Anyone have any tips to add?