Teach a Workshop

Looking to teach students in the Greater Philadelphia Area? Applications for the 2017/2018 season are now open! Applications are open to all, weather you are a local first-time teacher or an international professional performer.  We are seeking skilled and enthusiastic instructors for flow arts and prop manipulation workshops, including (but not limited to) hoop, poi, staff, fan, and juggling.  Apply now!

Announcement Timeline

  • Apps open for 2018/2019 workshop season
  • Apps submitted by August 30th will be announced September 2017.
  • Apps submitted after September 1st will be reviewed and scheduled on a rolling basis.
  • Apps close March 31, 2018 for the 2017/2018 workshop season
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Join Our Family!

The SpinCo Team is comprised of 15 volunteers all sharing the common goal to promote movement arts awareness and culture by connecting talented artists from all over the world with the local community.  SpinCo's direct member base is comprised of over 1,000 hobbyists, performers, trendsetters, and supporters who share the desire for greater self-awareness and the opportunity to learn.  SpinCo also partners with like-minded venues, studios, and spaces located within the Greater Philadelphia Area who are supportive of SpinCo's community and goals.

We help our instructors have successful workshops by supporting them in every stage of the process.  Once your application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the board and selected based on schedule, personal practice, teaching experience and marketing needs.  We will then discuss reasonable expectations and monetary goals with each instructor so the experience is positive and successful for everyone involved.  After your workshop is selected, we will find a venue, set up ticketing, create and distribute promotional content, and coordinate additional accommodations needed to make sure you as the instructor and the students get the most out of their experience.  

What To Expect

ATTENDANCE

When a workshop is given at least 6 weeks for promotion, SpinCo sees an average of 7 students per workshop. In our history of over 150 events, more than 10 workshops have reached capacity (15- 25 students depending on venue and prop taught) and only 3 workshops resulted in 0 students.  SpinCo has developed milestone indicators that allow SpinCo to forecast student numbers and adjust in real-time if a particular class needs extra promotion in order to reach the instructor's financial goal.

For more information on how to gauge workshop attendance, please read the SpinTalk Blog article How to forecast student numbers for your upcoming workshop.

INSTRUCTOR ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations can include housing during your visit, travel to the venue, parking, snacks, class materials, printed handouts, photo/video, student feedback, recap video production and distribution, and a professionally produced highlight reel. New for 2017, instructors are each gifted an individual SpinCo Toolkit that includes educational resources, classroom recommendations, and a customized "Social Media Posting Strategy Chart".

Limited props are provided by SpinCo for student use during class since students that do not own props are more inclined to attend given the option to borrow.  Local prop vendors are invited to sell the specific props being taught. If the instructor is sponsored by a specific company, SpinCo invites the preferred vendor to sell to SpinCo students and will handle all purchases if a wholesale agreement is made. To accommodate advance order deadlines, a Prop Package option will be added directly to the workshop's online registration portal with a clear order by date. 

WORKSHOP PROMOTION

SpinCo will edit, design, and create promotional content such as event description, flyers, and graphics and distribute in the following ways:


VENUES & WORKSHOP RENTAL RATES

SpinCo does not own a single location, but has successfully facilitated a promotional agreement with 18 venues. Based on preferred date and proposed curriculum, SpinCo will determine the most appropriate venue for the workshop. Sunday is the most well-attended day of the week, which also happens to be the most flexible for scheduling.  We have negotiated with our venue partners and are proud to extend low-cost rental rates to hosted instructors- generally $17.50 /hr or 20% of gross profits for events with low entry costs.  

ADMINISTRATIVE DONATION

SpinCo kindly requests 20% from gross profits in the form of a donation to directly support the Guest Workshop program. These funds are used to pay for instructor accommodations, the purchase loaner props for students, and to help pay for fees incurred from online promotion and ticketing. 

Apply now!

We are looking forward to hearing from you!  Please tell us about yourself in the application below.

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