Dance Instructor

Dance Instructor

13 May 2022
Wisconsin, Green bay, 54301 Green bay USA

Dance Instructor

JOB SUMMARY

As a Dance Instructor, you will enthusiastically lead members and participants through fun and engaging activities while teaching dance skills. Use the provided choreography and/or working with the Dance Choreographer to execute age appropriate dances that foster confidence and skill progression.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Build collaborative relationships with participants and parents to retain class numbers.
  • Instruct participants on proper form and encourage growth in dance.
  • Record participant progress on skills and report this to the supervisor
  • Complete class recommendation forms with feedback for parents in a timely manner
  • Attend all scheduled meetings and trainings as required.
  • Find substitute instructors as needed and provide a prepared lesson plan for them.
  • Take attendance on a daily basis.
  • Clean, maintain and monitor room for safety consideration and member service.
  • Plan and prepare for class including practicing of routines, proper set up, and clean up.
  • Support the annual dance recital by teaching or assisting backstage.

SKILLS AND TRAINING

  • Basic knowledge of tap, jazz, ballet, pom and hip hop skills and terminology is required.
  • One year of dance and/or related experience is required.
  • Instructors must be at least 14 years of age
  • Prior experience working/volunteering with children is recommended.

COMPETENCIES

  • Building Relationships: Create sustainable relationships within the Y. Assist members in becoming more connected to the Y and build small communities.
  • Emotional maturity: How we understand and conduct ourselves impacts our relationships. Demonstrate ability to understand and manage emotions effectively in all situations.
  • Advancing Our Mission and Cause: As a member of a cause driven organization you will support the Y, its members, participants, and staff by living the Y’s values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY in all interactions and aspects of job performance and demonstrate the desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.
  • Safety: While creativity is important in motivating participants, you will provide instruction that ensures the safety of all, and ensure the environment is safe and engaging.
  • Physical requirements: Due to the instructional nature of the position, the instructor must actively lead and demonstrate skills. This will require the significant use of hands, arms and body.
  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making: You are empowered to make informed decisions within the scope of delivering exceptional SMART service. Make these decisions based on logic, experience, and sound judgement. Be available to answer parent questions and appropriately handle complaints.

This job description represents the major functions of the job but is not intended to be all inclusive. The incumbent is also responsible for performing other duties as necessary for Association success.

  • An Equal Opportunity Employer

The YMCA is for all. We make sure that everyone, no matter their age, gender, race, ability, or any other identifier, is welcomed as part of the YMCA family. We are proud to celebrate diversity as an equal opportunity workplace.

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