Are you an experienced dance teacher with a competitive background and portfolio? Do you have artistic vision and drive to motivate dancers to perform at the very highest levels? Do you have a proven track record of success at the competitive level? Carolina Dance Productions is growing our team and seeking knowledgeable, creative, and artistic dance instructors and choreographers to bring their knowledge and vision to our recreational students and our competitive teams.

What is Carolina Dance Productions all about?
Carolina Dance Productions has been a cornerstone of the Clayton, NC community for more than 20 years. We pride ourselves in teaching a variety of styles to dancers of all ages and sharing our love of dance with others. Our dancers span from baby ballerinas to elite competitive-level dancers with aspirations of dance beyond just the studio. We value teamwork, drive, and work-life balance. We want to grow our instructional team for our 2024-2025 season and beyond and are looking for another person who loves educating and creating like we do.

What is it like to work at CDP?
We have a beautiful, 4 studio building in Clayton, NC. Each classroom has sprung Marley floors and if you’re not teaching, we have a comfortable staff break room for you to hang out or work on administrative work. Our competitive dance instructors work part-time Monday to Thursday, with occasional rehearsals, competitive events, and private lessons on the weekend. All of our team participates in our year-end Recital. Our team members have a variety of classes to teach, based on your availability and dance background. This role will work weekly with our competitive dancers to sharpen their skills and expand their horizons with new, innovative, moves. This may mean setting their own choreography on a group or cleaning outside choreography weekly for a competitive group. Our team is tight-knit and works together to create a supportive, welcoming, and exciting experience for all dancers.

Who are we looking for?
Our ideal candidate has 2 or more years of consistent dance instruction experience in jazz, contemporary, lyrical, tap, contemporary, modern, hip hop, acro, ballet, pointe, jazz technique, ballet technique, musical theater, and other styles. This role is specifically crafted for someone who knows not only how to identify corrections but also how to explain what the body should experience in order to apply the correction. We are looking for someone who can command a classroom, motivate dancers to be the best version of themselves, and with an eye for detail. References will be required and a sample reel is preferred.

  • Are you our next Dance Instructor?
    If you are:
    Passionate and experienced in teaching the technical aspects of dance
    Creative and innovative with your approach to training, conditioning, and choreography
    Someone who gets joy out of working with youth and instills a love of dance in others
    Located in the Triangle area
    Looking for an exciting new opportunity to join an incredible team
    Then we want to talk to you!

If you’re excited about this role and think you’re a good fit, please complete the application, submit your resume, and we will reach out to schedule a phone interview. We are excited about expanding our options for our dancers and to add to our team.

About Carolina Dance Productions

Welcome to CDP- where every dancer gets personalized and professional instruction. It’s what our clients want and CDP delivers! Classes are designed to meet the needs of all ages in all styles of dance. We offer a full schedule of both challenging and recreational classes for our students. Dancers are expected to work at their highest potential, though still keeping them in a positive, nurturing and supportive environment. We strive to provide a foundation of excellence for dancers at all levels.

We also offer an accelerated program for those students who would like to study more intensively in all areas of dance and enjoy performance opportunities locally, regionally and nationally. We feel confident that all of our students are instilled with determination, confidence, poise and that they learn how to balance academics with their passion for dance.