Rates for Private Lessons

 
Jade savage

Wondering if anyone knows how our beautiful and talented pole stars set their rates for private lessons. I've seen anywhere from $100 an hour (no rate increase for 2 people) to $250 for two people. Has anyone seen a rate as high as $250 or more? 
Jul 25, 2012
CapFeb
When you say "pole stars" I'm assuming you mean well known polefessionals like Marlo, Veena, Alethea, Jenyne, Evgheni, etc?
Jul 25, 2012
Charley

I have seen $250 for a single private, I have paid $150 for a private before.

I think it depends on what you want to learn, what are you learning for, are you doing just tricks or do you need someone to choreograpa a routine for you - etc.

I think some set their price based on what they want to make an hour for example if there is a 6 student minimum at $75/student then that instructor woiuld make $450/hour.  Plus you want to set a reason able difference between group classes and privates - a private class is typically double what a group class simply because teachers make more money in a group than a private.
Jul 25, 2012
Jade savage

Yes, I am referring to pole dancers who have competed and won prestigious competitions, if that helps. 

Charley - good to know! Thanks!
Jul 25, 2012
CLE Tricia

I've done private lessons with local teachers and paid anywhere from $75 to $100 (usd), if that gives you a point of reference.  I've looked into doing a private with one "star" and she was $100 an hour, but did half and full day trainings.
Jul 25, 2012
Charley
If it helps I charge 40 for current students abd 65 for non pole students, 75 on a duo and 100 for a trio. And I'm cheap.
Jul 25, 2012
chemgoddess1 Paid Member

And we love you for being so cheap!
Jul 26, 2012
polergirl

My most expensive private ever was with Jamilla last year -- $150 and worth every penny. She's an amazing teacher. 

Beyond that I have paid anywhere from $50-100 for a private. 
Jul 26, 2012
Charley

I'm cheap and easy!   lol!

I think that some of the pole stars are likely charging more because their time is getting booked up so fast and privates can be inconvenient when you are teaching 6 classes and only in a city for 2 days.  It's more wear and tear on the body too.  I think we will continue to see an influx in private training prices.  

A couple of years ago $75 was the standard, $100 if youwere super famous.  now I am seeing $100 as the standard, $150 and $200.  

Private rates went by around $50 from this time last year as far as I can tell with my inquiries.  I try to only do privates if I can but now I have to be much more budget concious about it.
Jul 26, 2012
Charley

Oh more interesting to add...I'm just a broing, everyday pole teacher - not a pole star and I still can command up to $75/hour in a private depending on what I am doing.  Like, I had girl who wanted to do handsprings for an entire hour - I charged her $75!  That's a toll on my body for sure.

So for NON pole populars like myself we still need to math things out - like if a drop in is $30 on a group class, it's a shame to charge the same price for a private.
Jul 26, 2012
nymphdancer

Charley,

with your skills you could easily charge more!

 

 
Jul 26, 2012
Hazi411 Paid Member
Has anyone had a private with Zoraya? From memory, I think I paid $215 Australian dollars, and $85 for a workshop (but I would've paid whatever it cost!)
I've also had privates with a studio in Perth, Australia where I live. I think they are $95 (after a recent price rise) but they also offer a block of 5 to be used in a 6 month period) which works out cheaper, at $75. Bobbi's in Perth charges $135 (and I think $150 for Kim who is Bobbi's sister).
Jul 27, 2012
Hazi411 Paid Member
Has anyone had a private with Zoraya? From memory, I think I paid $215 Australian dollars, and $85 for a workshop (but I would've paid whatever it cost!)
I've also had privates with a studio in Perth, Australia where I live. I think they are $95 (after a recent price rise) but they also offer a block of 5 to be used in a 6 month period) which works out cheaper, at $75. Bobbi's in Perth charges $135 (and I think $150 for Kim who is Bobbi's sister).
Jul 27, 2012
 
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