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Education Support Team

Our teaching philosophy is centered on instilling a passion for the arts while building self-esteem and confidence in every child. The students’ well-being is our priority; their technical capability is secondary. The assistants in our program help comfort upset students, support the Teacher by handling bathroom runs, handing out stickers, and assisting with classroom set-up and breakdown, teach combinations and more. With our dance classes, there is a wide range of placements for our Ambassadors in our Education Support Team.

We have divided our Education Support Program into a tiered program, to ensure the growth, learning, and development of our team. Below are the purpose and qualifications of each of the levels. The positions are listed in minimum age requirement order. All Ambassadors must begin the program as a volunteer.  Limited paid positions are available for Assistant Teachers to apply for, beginning at age 16.  All assistants will be evaluated and assessed by the instructor and Ovation Dance Administrative team periodically.  Schedules are subject to change throughout the program year based on class enrollment. 


All students who would like to join our Ambassador Education Support Team must first submit an application and attend the Mandatory Ambassador Training in August, in order to be considered for a position.

​The Classroom Assistant position would be a good fit for a first time Assistant who would like to get involved in the Ambassador Program who wants to be in the classroom. It would also be a good fit for someone who wants to be involved in the classroom, but may not be ready or interested in learning the exercises, dance, or be an active dance participant in the class. It is a great opportunity to learn the basics of our Education Support Program, and how our Assistants work within the classroom.

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be 10 years of age or older

  • Currently enrolled in 2 technique classes at Ovation Dance

  • ​Available a minimum of 1-2 hours per week for assigned sessions

  • Have a working knowledge of spotify (or is willing to be taught by the Program Manager)

  • Able to complete simple tasks with minimal supervision once given direction

  • Must be friendly and respectful of co-workers, students, and parents, and are able to work cooperatively with others

  • Must be able to provide at least 2 weeks notice of an absence unless an emergency or illness

  • Enjoys children and working with them

  • Available to attend the annual Ambassador Education Training/Refresher

  • Attend Quarterly group meetings

Submit My Application

The Teaching Assistant position would be a good fit for a seasoned Classroom Assistant who would like to get more involved in the classroom experience. It would also be a good fit for someone who wants to participate in the exercises, dances, and be an overall active dance participant in the class. It is a great opportunity to learn the next steps of our Education Support Program, and become a more active participant within the classroom.

Qualifications:

  • ​Must be 11 years of age or older and meet all Classroom Assistant Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in 2 technique classes at Ovation Dance (or previously completed classes and received authorization from the Director)

  • Have a minimum of 6 months - 1 year of Classroom Assistant experience

  • Available a minimum of 1-3 hours per week for assigned sessions

  • Demonstrate proper dance technique and knowledge of terminology during enrolled class, an excellent attendance record free from tardiness, and reflect the values of the studio

  • Able to learn exercises to take lead in class when necessary

  • Able to memorize choreography and rehearse at home to demonstrate during class​

  • Available to attend the annual Ambassador Education Training/Refresher

  • Attend Quarterly group meetings

Submit My Application

​The Assistant Teacher position would be a good fit for a seasoned Teaching Assistant who would like to assume more responsibility within the Ambassador Program or pursue becoming a dance teacher. Candidates will learn the next steps of our Education Support Program, and  to be able to run a class by themselves. Upon successful completion of this appointment, candidates may become a Dance Teacher, Substitute Teacher, or an Education Support Trainer once 16 years old.

Qualifications:

  • Must be 14 years of age or older and meet all Classroom Assistant & Teaching Assistant Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in 3 technique classes at Ovation Dance (or previously completed with authorization from the Program Director)

  • Have at least 2 years of Teacher Assistant experience

  • Available a minimum of 2+ hours per week for assigned sessions:

    • ​Time in classroom for regularly scheduled class

    • Additional time working with the Program Director and/or Teacher on various classroom management skills

  • Demonstrated skills in classroom management  

  • ​Knowledge of the flow of the class and ability to teach multiple exercises/skills under the supervision of the Teacher

  • ​Able to memorize choreography for enrolled classes and all classes for which he/she assists, rehearsing at home and fully prepared to perform on stage independent of the Teacher

  • ​Available to attend the annual Ambassador Education Training/Refresher.

  • Attend Quarterly group meetings

Submit My Application

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