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Hip-Hop Dance Instructor

Hip Hop Dance Instructor

Viking Gymnastics & Dance is looking for an energetic, creative, and reliable teacher who specializes in teaching hip-hop dance. Viking is a family-oriented company seeking talented individuals who share our passion for working with children to make a lasting, positive impact. We strive to have a collaborative staff that is both technically strong and believes in teaching life-long lessons through positive reinforcement.

Our growing dance program is in its 7th season with over 500 students. We offer dance classes for ages 3-18 in Ballet, Contemporary/Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap, Pre-pointe, and Pointe. The Viking Dance program boasts strong family-friendly values, adhering strongly to age-appropriate choreography, music, and costuming. The class schedule runs July-June, culminating in our annual recital. We also offer a wide variety of dance camps and workshops throughout the year.

The ideal candidate has previous experience and a passion for teaching children. Saturday morning availability is required. This is a part-time position with the potential for growth.

Job Responsibilities:

Reliable and consistent presence for studentsMaintain an energetic and motivational teaching presenceCreate a positive and nurturing learning environment Stay up-to-date on dance trends and training methodsInstruct students in proper, safe, and informed dance techniques in an effective and encouraging mannerBalance strong technique, artistry, and funInstruct ages 5+ in hip hopConstruct progressive lesson plans that facilitate student growth throughout the yearConduct in-class student evaluations for level advancementUse age-appropriate music and choreographyChoreograph and rehearse routines for program performancesAttend monthly dance staff meetingsAdhere to administrative deadlines

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

Minimum 2 years of studio teaching or equivalent experience Experience teaching young children ages 5+Strong behavior and time management skillsAbility to relate to, motivate, and energize students of all ages and skill levelsContinually invested in improving personal dance pedagogy

For optimal consideration, please ensure resume experience highlights dance training or previous teaching experience. Links to supplemental choreography videos or teaching class excerpts are encouraged.

Viking offers competitive pay, paid personal time off, birthday pay, simple IRA + company match, employee discounts, referral programs, and flexible schedules. Full-time employees (30+ hours) are also eligible for dental, vision, long-term disability, and health insurance.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Niles, IL