THE ORIGINAL MOVING IT ONLINE PROGRAM
is available on-demand!
RAMP IT UP ONLINE, FAST AND RIGHT - FOR TEACHERS OF DANCE, YOGA, FITNESS, AND OTHER MOVEMENT-BASED ARTS
If you teach dance, yoga, fitness or wellness, there is no time better than now to diversify your course offerings, by moving some or all of them online, or with a hybrid in-person/online model.
Think it's impossible to find an online option that works for you AND your students?
With creativity and simple tech tools, you can create a stronger business and bring in a better income than you had with an in-person-only format.
The early days of the Covid pandemic was a hard time for many dance and yoga and fitness instructors, who thrive on in-person teaching. I know, because I'm one of them. I've been teaching at my local YMCA for more than 20 years -- first just belly dancing, and then I over the years I added yoga, Pilates, Barre fitness and Silver Sneakers senior fitness classes to my teaching repertoire. I've traveled all over the world as a well-known teacher and performer of Egyptian folk dance and bellydance. While I still love teaching in-person, I've developed a more robust catalog of programs online, and it's been so fulfilling. My online work includes group coaching of students around the world, on-demand programs that sell themselves while I'm sleeping, and easy options for creating workshops and live talks on the fly. I feel I've been able to create a real legacy of my work that can live on, where I could only do that before with expensive and stressful DVD productions with full location shoots. I feel so grateful to be able to work with students all over the world, in live classes and workshops, lectures, and recorded training programs, while also creating assets that keep generating sales and bringing in new students.
The early days of pandemic lockdown was when I first created this program. I noted, then, that it was a time for introspection as well as online community. Even as we open back up in many places, we as teachers of movement, fitness and wellness, can take advantage of the many benefits of Moving It Online.
MOVING IT Online is an on-demand course to get you up and running for online teaching. It's aimed at dance, yoga, and fitness teachers, built from my experience in online teaching, recording, and marketing since 2016. When you sign up, you'll get the full recordings of my live talks and help sessions with slides and video demos, plus Q&A and discussion forum access to me to answer all your questions. Sign up today for lifetime access to the program materials and videos.
I have priced this affordably to enable as many people as possible to up their game right now in this field. And no, I'm not worried about the competition: We all have something special to offer, and we may as well do it with quality and with consideration for our students, while keeping our confidence up in this medium. I'm detail-oriented, so even if you are already teaching online, you'll learn something new that helps you improve your presentation or makes your life easier in this arena. There are so many things to consider with an in-person teaching business: waivers, insurance, studio rental, how you reach your potential students...and some of these are different in an online format.
Confidence is key. I have seen many of my colleagues struggling to get up to speed, worrying about their unfamiliarity with the tech rather than about what makes them shine as teachers and movers. And I've also gotten burned out on other teachers' Zoom classes when the audio or the class management wasn't easy to follow. I don't want this to be the case for you. It's worth developing the confidence to know you are in command of your class, providing the best experience for them, and have also protected yourself and your content, for your own peace of mind.
Over the last three years in *non*-crisis times, I did tons of tech experimentation, spending literally hours on the phone with Zoom tech support to troubleshoot and problem-solve for teaching dance classes with music (hours they likely don't have now for everyone, now that they are a more established company!). I'd like to help you not only get past that short-term tech hurdle but also to start to plan ahead for the long term, when you'll have specialized videos available online that can keep generating income for you even when you are back teaching your in-person classes.
WHAT I COVER
In the intro webinar for this program (recorded and divided into easy-to-digest searchable chunks for you, in the on-demand program), I go over the important settings and processes (and equipment needed) to get up online fast via Zoom or Facebook Live, with the tweaks that will make your presentation more professional for live classes and private lessons, and allow you to improve your spoken sound and (if applicable) background music.
I also give an overview of all the important things you need to have in place regarding lighting and sound, streaming vs. archive-recording, legal considerations, promotion, different options for class structure based on your equipment and teaching goals, automation of online processes including payments and onboarding, methods for protecting your content, and what you'll need to adjust for different tech setups and locations (after you can finally leave home...or even within your home!).
You'll learn what precise settings on Zoom will give the best results for quality sound, music playing, screen sharing of still photos or videos ...and how to avoid embarrassing yourself or your students with awkward mute-unmute confusion or unexpected video sharing. I'll walk you through all this on a video that you can play over and over, with lifetime access to the webinar recording as reference for yourself.
As soon as you join the course, you'll get a short survey to fill out about your needs and interests, along with time preferences for any future meetings scheduled for participants. You can also set up a consultation with me about your setup, to get some tailored advice based on your situation, your existing equipment vs. what you might be able to acquire, and your goals.
The recorded office hours sessions are more informal than the webinar, where teachers have shown their setups to get coaching on the spot to make it even better. You can always post a follow-up question for me to answer, or if you want a deeper level of support, schedule a discounted private live session with me for advice on your own set-up.
KEEP ON MOVING IT... ONLINE. You can really do this. Join me! It's enjoyable, and empowering, to take control of your own online teaching and build your income and your legacy for the future.
After you sign up, you'll get immediate access to the program - and you can just message us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any follow-up questions as you work through it!