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Creative Movement & Dance coach

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (These duties are a general description and are not all-inclusive)

  • Select and plan class content, which may include stretching, improvisation, dance techniques, strength exercises or combinations. (Classes may include a warm up period).
  • Give advice/guidance on:

Physical and spacial awareness, use of body to express artistic ideas, musicality (rhythm, feel etc), choreography skills, stage presentation and focus.

Knowledge of dance theory and terminology.

  • Develops a yearly plan & presents it to the Project manager Principal for approval.
  • Develops daily lesson plans and shares plan with the class assistants (if present).
  • Selects all music and choreography of dance combinations.
  • Design a recital program.
  • Determine class skill and age levels with later adjustments as necessary.
  • Select costumes.
  • Solicit volunteers to assist with rehearsals and performance.
  • Attend periodic staff meetings.
  • Integrate annual recitals in conjunction with other PA instructors.
  • Planning activities.
  • Adapting teaching methods to meet student´s needs.
  • Monitoring student´s performance.
  • Responsible for the supervision of registered participants.
  • Create a positive, safe & nurturing learning environment.
  • Stresses fun, sportsmanship & teamwork.
  • Support acting and singing tutors in terms of bringing movement skills to the other disciplines.
  • Work with other staff to co-ordinate the end of term productions in terms of presentation, administrative/operational requirements.
  • Maintains good working relationship with the participants, parents, staff & officials.
  • Communicates well with project manager, participants, parents & staff about class information.
  • Recruits participants.
  • Motivates participants to commit to long-term participation.
  • Develops rapport with members and respond to questions related to the specialty and/or other program services
  • Prepare students for performances, exams, or assessments.
  • Organize performance groups, and direct their rehearsals.

Qualifications

Passion for working with and inspiring young people.

  • Must be passionate about the specialty.
  • Previous experience of working with children aged (9-17)
  • Three years of experience teaching dance
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Must be available to work on Friday& Saturday hours
  • Demonstrates ability to work well with children and diverse populations.
  • Ability to lead and communicate with children, parents and other staff.
  • Strong ability to choreograph and teach within your styles.
  • Flair for generating creative ideas and the ability to present them to others.
  • A good working knowledge of the dance and performing arts industry.
  • Enthusiasm, passion, patience, self-discipline
  • Organization skills and self/time management skills.
  • To be resourceful and adaptable, and the ability to solve problems
  • Background in teaching youth sports, working with children and general knowledge of a variety of sports.
  • Ability to work on a flexible schedule.
  • Be flexible, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and creative and have a good sense of humor.
  • Having good sense of quality music.
  • Being able to control groups of pupils.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to demonstrate basic to intermediate steps in ballet, jazz, hip hop & lyrical.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience coaching youth sports.
  • Dance Degree
  • Certification in a dance teaching method

Minimum experience

3-7 years

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