Finding a dance studio for rent can be as easy as doing a Web search in the local area or just knocking on doors of local dance studios to inquire about space rental opportunities. While many dance studios, such as Joy of Motion Dance Center in Washington D.C., have their own class schedules, they often rent dance space to instructors, choreographers and performance groups for rehearsals or private lessons outside of their own class times.
In order to get started, decide what day and time you intend to hold your class, as well as how many students you need to accommodate and how much space you need. Being flexible about the days and times you can rent is helpful. It is also important to know what type of flooring you prefer, such as cork, wood or a sprung floor, as well as if you need mirrors and any sound equipment, as evidenced by the options available on the studio rental list from OhioDance.
It is also important to know, when approaching a dance studio about rental opportunities, how much you are planning to charge your students. The website for Fancy Feet Ballroom in San Antonio, Texas provides a representative list of prices. If your rent is $100 per hour and you have 10 students, you need to charge at least $10 per student per one-hour class in order to cover the rental fee. Since dance studios owners don't want their spaces to sit unused, you can sometimes negotiate a good price.