Ballet & Special Move Instructor

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

The YMCA of South Florida’s South Dade Family Center is looking for experienced Dance Coaches. Under the direction of the Program Director, the Summer Camp Dance Coach is responsible for the overall operations and program management of the Summer Dance Camp including; participant and parent relationships, supervision of children, creation of program activities and keeping track of supplies. In addition, the individual in this position is responsible for ensuring that the program adheres to the YMCA of South Florida’s Risk Management policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and plan age-appropriate Youth Dance for YMCA Summer Camp participants.
  • Develop lesson plans for the Dance Camp and prepare the participants for future performances.
  • Ensure compliance with requirements; including staffing appropriately and monitoring day-to-day operations, activities, curriculum planning, programming implementation, and to ensure use of mandatory curricula. Ensure that staff plan/implement well-organized and well-varied activities
  • Create a positive atmosphere, which boosts self-esteem and general self-concept of all participants.
  • Communicate clearly and regularly with parents about the program and their child’s participation.
  • Partner with facility personnel to ensure cohesive relationship is maintained and facility is used properly.
  • Monitors equipment and facilities for safety and security purposes.
  • Work with the Program Director to ensure that all standards required and the YMCA are complied with fully. Maintain close communication with Program Director of all issues concerning the program.
  • Uphold all YMCA policies and Risk Management / Safety procedures which require reporting all incidents and accidents within 24 hours to the Program Director/corporate office.
  • Communicates all programmatic issues and information immediately to supervisor.
  • Document behavior issues and/or incidents daily, as needed.
  • Ensure that the proper staff to child ratios are maintained at all times and reports discrepancies to the Director, as needed.
  • Demonstrate, model and gear program to the needs of individual children with concerns for their interests, disabilities, special talents and developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Job Requirements :

  • A high school diploma or GED and preferably one of the following educational requirements:
  • A minimum of one (2) years’ work experience in formal dance training
  • Ability to relate to both children and adults; understand, practice and model YMCA Character Development values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
  • Must excel in both written and verbal communication.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to interact with individuals at all levels,
  • Upon hire, must have completed and hold certificates in:

  • Active First Aid and CPR certification.

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