Classical Ballet Teacher

G. Scotten Talent Center provides a unique educational experience for performing arts students, with individualized programs to help aspiring artists reach personal and professional goals and a comforting guiding hand to encourage and assist their pursuit of performance opportunities.

Position: Classical Ballet Teacher

Salary: Salary according to qualifications and experience

Contract: August 14, 2013 – June 14, 2014

Reporting to: Owners/Directors

Working closely with: Performing Troupe Director

Hours: Approximately 4-12 hours p/week

Category: Performing Arts

Location: Fishers, Indiana

Type: Part Time – Faculty

Preferred Education: 4 year Degree in Dance or Equivalent Education and/or Experience

About the School

G. Scotten Talent Center, and it’s staff of instructors, have a deep respect for the art of dance and the performing arts. We are passionate about arts education and arts preservation, and we are committed to ensuring its development among aspiring teachers and performers of future generations.  Traditions such as classroom etiquette, dress code, dance history and classical technique are combined with current dance trends and styles to produce a knowledgeable and well-rounded performer and future patron of the arts.

We believe that dance lessons are life lessons.  From an early age, our students are able to grasp the value of being a responsible and respectful member of society, someone who is accountable, is able to get along with others, has a disciplined work ethic, a refined etiquette, a graceful attitude and a confident demeanor. Many of the values young students learn as part of a thoughtfully and expertly crafted arts program are character traits needed for a successful and satisfying life.  As educators, we believe these lessons are just as important as the arts education we provide, and we develop our programs and our in-class presentations with this in mind.

Job Description

G. Scotten Talent Center seeks a dynamic ballet teacher for serious-minded ballet students ages 8-18.  The ideal candidate is experienced as a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer.  This position involves teaching classical ballet technique as well as choreographing for the annual student production.  Required skills include a thorough knowledge of classical ballet technique and ballet pedagogy for dance programming for students ranging in age from elementary school through high school.  The successful candidate holds a degree in dance and/or equivalent experience and has at least two years of teaching dance.

Personal Qualifications

  • Pleasant personality, exhibit a sunny outlook, energetic and organized behavior
  • Strong work ethic, professional
  • Love for children, role model and mentor
  • Leadership, strong sense of self, confidence, and a comprehensive knowledge of company goals
  • Reliable, accountable, responsible
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • High professional and personal standards of work and of conduct
  • Emotional maturity, good judgment
  • Continuous personal and professional development
  • Work independently or as part of a team
  • Effective communication skills
  • Basic computer skills (email, internet navigation)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To instill a love of learning in children by fostering healthy curiosity about the world around them and encouraging exploration and discovery through dance education
  • Prepare and teach stimulating classes in classical ballet to students aged 8-18 and prepare students for a professional career in dance
    • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and syllabi
    • Explain and demonstrate proper techniques
    • Ability to connect and capture students’ attention, deliver information clearly, concisely and effectively
    • Establish and communicate clear objectives
  • Create choreography for annual year-end student production, select accompanying music and coordinating costume
  • Maintain student attendance records
  • Nurture each student to maximize his/her balletic potential
  • Assessment and support of individual student learning styles
  • Utilize differentiated instruction to support all students according to their accommodations and learning styles
  • Ensuring a culture of rigor and discipline
  • The sensitive handling of students’ emotional needs, giving constructive criticism, encouragement and confidence
  • Create a welcoming, healthy and safe learning environment for all students to grow and learn by setting class-based rules and boundaries that are centered on mutual respect and understanding of our core values
  • Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school
  • Collaboration with other members of the faculty and staff, work collectively will colleagues to meet the needs of all students
  • Participation in faculty and staff meetings
  • Attend and assist at annual year-end student dance production
  • Effective and timely communication in person and through email with varied school directors and colleagues
  • Support of school-wide initiatives and programs
  • To support colleagues and work whole-heartedly for the good of the school
  • Work reflectively to set goals, receive constructive feedback and try new strategies to improve student achievement

To Apply

Please submit Cover letter, Resume and three References to:

Alyssa G. Scotten
G. Scotten Talent Center
13315 Britton Park Road
Fishers, IN 46038