Most places are negotiable. I’ve paid everything from 40% flat rate, to 30% with a minimum of $20, to a flat $30, to $5 per person. Finally, one place wanted a flat $100 per month for up to 10 hours per week; that was a good deal but it was 10 miles from my client base and very small with no childcare.
As an independent most either pay one set monthly fee as if you would if you were renting an apartment or paying a per person rate (i.e. $20 per hour session completed).
When teaching classes some get paid a per class fee or hourly rate depending on how many classes they teach.
All depending upon the rental space, some places do give multiple options. I would check around the local area and see what’s being asked to get a better feel.
I’m in the same boat as Karin is. I see that the 60/40 split seems to be a number that has been adopted to more than one parts of the country. I don’t like to rent from others because I usually don’t work at any place full time, so for me the % option works better. Although with some negotiating this number can be a little different than 60/40.
Most of my relationships are based on straight pay or a split, or a bonus based on number of students. There are a couple of places where I have done one on one sessions. In one of those they set the prices based on the experience level of the teacher, and the teacher pays a rental out of that fee and keeps the rest. It is about 20 dollars an hour.
I teach one class as an independent contractor at a local studio, and we have a 60/40 split. In that case, I have nothing else to do but show up. All the other logistics are done for me.