Viking Gymnastics & Dance is looking for kind and reliable individuals who want to make a positive impact while teaching Tot, Kindergarten and Elementary aged dance classes. We are a family-oriented company that is always looking for talented individuals who share our passion for working with children. We believe in teaching skills and life-long lessons.
The ideal candidate has previous experience and a passion teaching young children between the ages of 3-8. This position requires teaching combo classes in genres of Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz and Tap. Elementary aged (1st-3rd grade) Instructional classes are single genre technique classes in Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, or Tap. Priority will be given to candidates with relevant experience. Both weekday morning and weekend morning availability is highly preferred. Evening availability is also a plus. This is a part-time position with the potential for growth dependent on breadth of experience.
Our dance program philosophy is to seamlessly balance the rigors of a technical program, while igniting the passion and unlocking the creative potential within our dancers. Viking’s dance program offers recreational and competitive options, with most of our students embarking on the very beginning of their dance journey. We take pride in maintaining a positive and warm studio culture, and emphasize cultivating a team that is constantly striving to grow in dance pedagogical practices.
Reliable and consistent presence for students
Maintain an energetic and motivational teaching presence
Create a positive and nurturing learning environment
Stay up-to-date on dance trends and training methods
Instruct students in proper, safe and informed dance techniques in an effective and encouraging manner
Balance fun with technical rigor and dedication
Instruct ages three and up in a variety of styles as needed
Construct lesson plans based upon basic curriculum guidelines
Conduct student evaluations for level placement/advancement
Use age appropriate music and choreography
Choreograph and rehearse routines for program performances as needed
Preferred Skills & Qualifications:
Minimum 2 years studio teaching or equivalent experience
Experience teaching young children ages 3-8
Experience teaching combination classes for tot/kindergarten ages
Reliable & consistent presence
Strong behavior and time management skills
Ability to relate to, motivate, and energize students of all ages and skill levels
Continually invested in improving personal dance pedagogy
Generates age appropriate choreographic material to clean/appropriate music selections
Ability to work within the guidelines of a pre-established curriculum
Preferred candidates moved forward in the process will be requested to submit the following:
Viking Standard Employment Application including current availability. Classes are ongoing, so please provide availability through the entire year.
Cover Letter describing your interest in the position and brief teaching philosophy.
An online video link to class teaching segments and/or personal choreographic works.
Viking offers competitive pay, paid personal time off, and flexible schedules. Full-time staff members are eligible for health benefits.
Viking Gymnastics, LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
About Viking Gymnastics & Dance
Viking Gymnastics & Dance offers a full array of children’s recreational classes, competitive teams, tot programs, camps, birthday parties, open gym, and much more. Our staff strives to make students stronger and more physically aware of his or her capabilities, and at the same time educates them on how to set goals and overcome challenges, which are essential life-long lessons.