Here are just a few job posts that studios have sent us looking for certified ballroom instructors. Will you be ready for the next offer?
Chasse Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio
Chasse Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio in Fenton, Michigan has employment opportunities for men with experience in the DVIDA syllabus, who are enthusiastic, self-motiviated, well groomed and enjoy working with people. A great career in the dance industry awaits you! Please send resume and salary requirements to Lorna Bell - Studio Manager to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Fenton, MI!
We are a Wellness Facility in Roscoe, IL currently seeking out a ballroom dance instructor who is able to instruct basic ballroom skills including, but not limited to the ChaCha, Swing, Fox Trot and Waltz. If you have any certified ballroom instructors who would be interested in teaching 2-6hours per week please have them contact Shannon at (815)525-4908 or email@example.com.
Amy's Dance Studio
If you are a graduate of the Ballroom Dance Teachers College program, or a professionally certified instructor looking to join a growing studio- this is the job for you! Amy's Dance Studio has recently relocated to accommodate a growing student population and is in need of both male and female instructors to start immediately.
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- Please submit your cover letter and resume to Amy Hontos at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boogie Woogie Ballroom
Instructors needed at Boogie Woogie Ballroom! We are searching for 2 -3, part-time, Professional Dance Instructors. Ballroom Dance Teachers College graduates preferred. You must have a minimum of 5 years professional experience as an instructor. Please be certified to teach beginning and intermediate levels in all Ballroom, Latin & Social dances. You will be teaching group classes, private lessons, and drop in lessons before dance parties.
- Qualified candidates may submit resumes to email@example.com
Swing & Sway Dancing
Swing & Sway Dancing in Rockland, Maine is now accepting resumes for Male Professional Dance Instructors. Swing & Sway is one of New England's top Ballroom Dance studios. We are the epicenter for ballroom instruction in the Midcoast and boast students invested in competition, bi-annual showcase performances, and social dancing. Rockland is the perfect combination of urban--thriving art community, nationally-acclaimed restaurants--and wild--Maine's beautiful coast, with endless outdoor opportunities, from surfing to skiing and rock climbing. In this studio, teachers come first. We pride ourselves on sustaining a happy, drama-free work environment, with a commitment to helping our employees continue their education through coaching and teacher training. We offer competitive salaries complete with benefits.
- Qualified candidates may submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance Bethesda is accepting applications for Female Professional Dance Teachers who are experienced in both American and International Styles of dance who desire to relocate to a great dance community. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, close to Washington D.C, we are in a recession resistant environment. Through our business growth and expansion we are searching for highly motivated, personal professionals. Dance Bethesda, an independent business, prides itself on providing a happy, friendly atmosphere where our students refer us to others as a no pressure studio. Our average student visits for classes and lessons is 3 times per week and demand for teaching time is growing. We offer both competitive and social dance programs for our clients to enjoy. So if you have aspirations to have a full time dance career, competing, showcasing and being a model within the community , come join us at Dance Bethesda.
- Qualified candidates may submit resumes to email@example.com
Brandee Selck, Professional Dance Instructor
Brandee’s is a perfect example of a person entering the world of ballroom dance mid-career. In January, 1999, four years into a successful career in the computer industry she took a dance class for fun. Soon after that she learned about a becoming a certified ballroom dance instructor. She says, "After learning more about the course, I signed up. I couldn’t believe it! I had absolutely no experience teaching anything! But when I spoke to my friends (thinking they would be shocked), they unanimously supported my decision. They said, ‘this is perfect for you, you are a people person, you are not meant to sit behind a computer screen.’"
Eight months later she taught her first private lesson, and over the next year began to make her living entirely from teaching. In July 2000, the Metronome (San Francisco) hired her to teach group classes. "I listened to my heart and took a leap of faith. The transition was much smoother than I could have imagined. As a dance teacher, I get to use all my analytical and former career skills, breaking down new information and making it accessible and easy to learn. Changing careers and becoming a ballroom dance teacher has been one of the best decisions of my life. It is a career that continues to engage and challenge me, and brings me great joy and satisfaction."
Melissa Saphir, Professional Dance Instructor
Melissa’s story is a wonderful inspiration for new dancers and dance teachers choosing a career in dance as an adult. She grew up in Austin, Texas where, aside from a few "line dances" in PE class, she never danced as a child. As a young person, she thought of herself as "a brain." In 1999, after getting her doctorate at Stanford University and planning to become a professor, she happened to take a Lindy Hop class at a local dance school. From there she progressed from dancing each night for fun, to attending the Ballroom Teacher College in San Francisco in 2000, to becoming a full-time teacher in 2001.
How does Melissa explain this newly found love of dance? She explains, "Dancing engages all parts of me – the physical and artistic, as well as the intellectual. It is so much fun and a wonderful change from spending so much time in my head."
Alise Halbert, Professional Dance Instructor
Alise Halbert was enjoying her dance lessons, doing administration work for the dance studio in exchange for classes, but she never planned on becoming a dance teacher. Then a life-changing event convinced her to embrace dance teaching as a career. Her father’s near death after being hit by a car "was a real wake-up call," she says. "Being raised in an environment of self-suppressed dreams and frustrated creativity amidst downtown office cubicles...I finally thought ‘why fight and struggle...why not just do the things I love to do?’" From that point it was a very natural progression for Alise. "I love dancing. It’s a great way to express yourself, and it makes you happy!"