“Be who you needed when you were younger.”
At DFD, we look for more than just experience. Of course, we want our teachers to be trained, well-rounded dancers, but more importantly, we look for those who are thoroughly invested in our mission. Our teachers are passionate about working with children and teens to help shape the future of not only their artistic abilities but also the growth of their confidence and personal enrichment. As a DFD Instructor you’re not just a dance teacher – you’re a coach and a mentor.
As an instructor, you would be responsible for teaching three back-to-back classes 1-2 nights a week, with students ranging from 7 to 18 years of age. The time commitment would be 3-6 hours of teaching time per week plus any remote administrative work and/or support on events. Apart from the training period, you would be instructing the classes independently, but choreography and/or creative direction would be provided to you.
Administrative work would include preparing for shows and competitions by communicating with event organizers, parents, students, and co-teachers on logistics for events. You would also be responsible for keeping up with the curriculum and reporting to the Director on students’ progress. Currently, we’re a small school, but a small size also means greater opportunities. It’s not only a chance to mentor students through something you love, but also a chance to work in an entrepreneurial, small business environment and build your network in various dance communities.
This is a part-time, paid position.
- Experience dancing competitively
- Training in at least one of the following dance styles preferred: Indian Classical, Hip Hop, or Folk (Bhangra/Garba etc.)
- Regular access to a car
- 18 years or older
- Application submission (includes audition video)
- Phone screen
- In-person interview with Director
- CORI background check
- 1-3 month training depending on experience level
If you have any questions about the process or application, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.