Dance Instructor I



  • Responsible for preparation of lesson plans; and instructing and evaluating class participants in accordance with YMCA guidelines.
  • Beginning and ending class on time; remaining after class to answer participant or parent questions as needed.
  • Conveying information on dance programs and schedules and as appropriate and referring students and parents to other programs.
  • Building effective, authentic relationships with students, parents, volunteers and staff; encouraging parent involvement and identifying potential volunteers (for competitive teams).
  • Gathering feedback from members and share with supervisor to improve service.
  • Organizing and put away needed class equipment; report any facility or equipment irregularities, unsafe conditions or feedback to supervisor verbally and in writing.
  • Responsible for the safety and well-being of participants and following and enforcing all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures.
  • Being knowledgeable and prepared to implement emergency procedures.
  • Reporting all incidents/accidents on the appropriate form as required and provide to supervisor within 24 hours of event.
  • Submitting completed records on time (i. e. attendance, progress reports).
  • Attending all required training sessions and scheduled meetings.
  • Maintaining prompt hours and follow established procedures for absences.
  • Supporting Annual Campaign fundraising.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • EFFECT ON END RESULT: Ensuring a safe, positive learning environment for developing progressive dance skills.


    Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Minimum two year s relevant experience teaching the sport
  • Physical/Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to routinely perform the following physical activities as dictated by sport; run, climb stairs, bend, stoop, kneel, twist, reach with hands, sit, stand, walk and perform moderate physical activity for extended periods of time, lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, have finger dexterity, grasp, perform repetitive motions, talk, hear and have visual acuity
  • Must be able to lead and coach teams and individuals and have the ability to communicate effectively; both orally and in writing
  • Must possess mental alertness, problem solving and task management skills; ability to make independent and sound decisions in a rapidly changing environment
  • Must demonstrate a high level of maturity, patience, dependability, sound judgment and the desire to work with all ages
  • Must exhibit initiative in the absence of supervision
  • Must be able to relate to and work with diverse groups of people in a friendly and consistent manner
  • Must work collaboratively as a team member as well as independently and lead by assigned goals, duties and deadlines
  • Must present a neat and professional appearance at all times
  • Job Requirements:

  • Commitment to the YMCA mission, vision and values
  • Must attend New Employee Orientation within 30 days of hire
  • Complete First Aid in accordance with Conditions of Employment
  • Learn and demonstrate all applicable emergency procedures and action plans for the branch and/or program
  • Understand and abide-by all policies and procedures as set forth by the association
  • Work a schedule that reflects the needs of the branch and team; including evenings and weekends

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