In other good business news, at the end of this session if all goes as planned, the three instructors I am still observing teach this session (part of their training) will be unsupervised next session. That means all of my level 1 classes and level 2 classes will be done without me. This might actually free up time for me to start teaching private lessons in my home simultaneously with at least 4 or 5 other classes. Or, god forbid, actually have a free evening or two during the week. A girl can dream.
I also ordered my first ever portable stage pole:
This is designed to break down into pieces that will fit into a car yet expand to a sturdy stage with a 9 foot high pole. It was expensive as hell, the shipping alone was $150. I will always need help moving and transporting it as the heaviest piece weighs 80 pounds. But if I can get help, I can now perform at any event that has a ceiling of 10 feet or more. I can also set up a bridal shows, women's conventions or clubs or anywhere that will rent to me or give me space to promote the business.