We are offering 2 NEW Opportunities
Volunteer Assistant Teacher Training
Paid Assistant Teacher Training
with BBO Student Teacher Qualification
Dancers who are currently enrolled in Adagio School of Dance and are age 13 or above, have the opportunity to apply for the Dance Teaching Assistant Program. This program is designed to give current students hands-on experience towards becoming trained dance instructors and mature leaders. Schedules are determined by the principal and are considered a great honour and responsibility.
The opportunity to serve as a Dance Teaching Assistant is an invaluable learning experience and may result in future work references and teaching opportunities. Dance Teaching Assistants represent the Adagio’s dance program and must be exemplary students and volunteers. Any misconduct, poor behaviour, poor sportsmanship, disrespect of fellow dancers/instructors in the classroom or at facilities/events will result in an immediate termination of position.
All Teaching Assistants must begin the program as a volunteer. Limited paid positions are available for volunteer assistants to apply for, beginning at age 16. All assistants will be evaluated and assessed by the instructor and management team periodically. Schedules are subject to change throughout the program year based on class enrolment.
Duration of Assisting
11-23 years of age
14-17 years of age
Proficient skills taught at level assisting
3 absences a term
1 Year Minimum
2 absences a term
Levels Allowed to Assist
Must have a 2 year age gap with enrolled dancers
or ability much higher than class participants
(Principal to decide)
Use of dance studios to practice (subject to availability)
10% discount off dancewear (excludes promotions and already discounted apparel)
All staff benefits. (Please see staff handbook)
Paid Hourly (NMW)
in Adagio Dance Classes
Minimum of 1 class per week
Number of Classes Able to Assist
3 Classes per week
1-4 Classes per week
Minimum Students Enrolled in Classes for an Assistant
2-6 preschool / 12-15 regular
10 preschool / 15 regular
Dance Teaching Assistants Expectations
Arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled class time.
Show enthusiasm without being disruptive.
Learn dancer names and work to connect with students.
Notify the Principal, via appropriate means studio phone 01277 224345 email email@example.com of absence or lateness a min of 1 hour before class starts.
Absence policy refers to excused or unexcused absences, and Dance Teaching Assistants could be dismissed if the maximum absences is exceeded each session.
Demonstrate proper technique, etiquette and behaviour in the classroom.
Dress appropriately and follow the Adagio’s dress code for each class.
Must be respectful, proactive and helpful in any task the instructor may ask.
Give corrections with confidence and offer corrections in a positive way.
Must not know any students or parents on a personal level in the class assisting