Dance Teacher Job Description

By | July 28, 2011

Dance Teacher Job Profile and Description

A Dance Teacher teaches students in practical, theory and performance of dancing in various training establishments. Dance teachers train and educate their students in all kinds of dance forms. They work with individuals as well as with groups of all ages, as is required, depending upon their specific posting in the job.  In secondary schools dance instruct on more than one subject. Along with the dance, they also teach additional subjects which can include drama, performing arts or physical education.

Dance Teacher Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Select and plan class content, steps and exercises for the dance class
  • Selecting music and dance steps according to the dance form
  • Adjusting dance moves according to the physical strength of the students
  • He/she must act as an example, for other students to follow
  • Teach dance as a recreational factor for the students

Dance Teacher Job Skills and Specifications

  • Practical ability to dance and perform among groups that may be small or large in number
  • Basic understanding of physical health so that the students doesn’t get overstretched or overtired
  • A lot of patience to deal with the students
  • Good communicational and strong observational skills
  • Ability to encourage students to learn and succeed
  • Ability to demonstrate basic to intermediate steps
  • Ability to maintain productive relations and positive attitude towards students

Dance Teacher Job Education and Qualifications

  • College degree is preferred but not compulsory
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience of working with a public or private dance instructor

Dance Teacher Job Salary

  • Dance Teachers have average salaries
  • Experience is the deciding factor in this field
  • Dance Teacher get a salary in the range of 1700$ to 5300$ per month