Dance Instructor - Summer 2018

Submitted by VikingGDS on Tue, 03/20/2018 - 12:34pm

Dance Instructor - Summer 2018

Viking Gymnastics - Niles, IL

Temporary/Long-Term, Part-time

Job Type: Part Time


Viking Gymnastics & Dance is accepting immediate applications for a part-time summer dance instructor to teach beginning level dance classes in Ballet, Hip-Hop, Combo and Parent/Tot classes from June-August, with the potential for an increased teaching load in the Fall. Class shifts are on Tuesday/Thursday mornings and Sunday morning/afternoon for ages walking through third grade.

Our top priority is to seamlessly balance the rigors of a technical program while igniting the passion and unlocking the creative potential within our dancers. Currently, we are solely a recreational program with most of our students embarking on the very beginning of their dance journey. As a brand new dance program experiencing beautiful growth; maintaining a positive and warm studio culture is important to us. We are looking for patient, yet energetic dance instructors to join our family!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create a positive and nurturing learning environment that inspires excellence and commitment to achieving goals.

  • Stay up-to-date on new dance trends and training methods.

  • Instruct students in proper, safe dance techniques in an effective and encouraging manner.

  • Balance fun with rigor and passion.

  • Instruct ages walking-third grade in a variety of class genres (Parent/Tot, Ballet, Hip-Hop & Combo classes)

  • Instruct classes within the guidelines of a pre-established curriculum.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year studio teaching experience.

  • Special interest in teaching young children.

  • Ability to relate to, motivate, and energize students of all ages and skill levels.

  • Comfortable with generating age appropriate choreographic material.

  • Adequate knowledge of dance vocabulary and technique.

  • Ability to work within the guidelines of a pre-established curriculum.

  • Adequate knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology.

  • Background or degree in Dance highly encouraged, but not required.

To Apply:

Please submit the following to the Human Resources Manager at

  1. Cover Letter describing your interest in the position, current availability and genres you are qualified to teach.

  2. Resume

  3. An online video link to choreography and/or class teaching segments

  4. A list of three professional references that can speak to your teaching style and artistry.

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Full time employees (30+ hours) have the ability to receive health, vision, and dental insurance. Both full time and part time employees receive paid time off.




Basic Info
Deadline Type: 
Deadline or Post Expiration: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Jennifer Gauna
Contact Phone Number: 
Contact Address: 
7779 N. Caldwell
Niles  Illinois  60714
United States