NEW! Teaching Aide Program

2019/20 TEACHER’S AIDE PROGRAM

 

Dancenter North has a long history of incorporating student teaching aides into our young classes to ensure a successful and productive learning environment for our dancers.   In the past, students have been requested privately by teachers to come on board as class aides.  Beginning this Fall, we are creating an official program for students to sign up and assist in classes year-round!  This is a wonderful opportunity for students to not only influence our youngest dancers, but to gain first-hand experience in teaching, which can lead to additional opportunities within and beyond DCN!

All students ages 10+ are welcome to apply for this program.  Please review the responsibilities and additional requirements below.  The application for the Teacher’s Aide Program is due no later than Monday, August 19th.  Applications may be submitted in person at the DCN office or electronically to Samantha Robison (srobison@dancenter-north.com).  Students will be notified of their application status by Friday, August 23rd.  Class assignments will also be communicated on 8/23 to those accepted.  Teaching aides should begin attending their assigned classes immediately following notification.

 

TEACHING AIDE RESPONSIBILITIES

Demonstrate warm ups, stretching, & dance technique

Assist students with proper posture, correct technique, & class etiquette expectations

Engage with students during creative play and imaginative learning games

Assist students in the washroom as requested by the teacher

Escort students to and from the parent waiting area as requested by the teacher

Monitor students in class while the teacher is out of the classroom

(teachers will occasionally need to speak with a parent or address a concern during class time)

 

TEACHING AIDES ARE EXPECTED TO…

 be 10 years of age by 9/1/19 to apply

dress appropriately for class, including proper dancewear and dance shoes

act in a professional manner with the teacher, the students, and the parents

begin attending their assigned class immediately after acceptance notification

attend their assigned class every week until the end of the 2019/20 school year

arrange for a substitute teaching aide in the event of a planned absence (teaching aides will be provided with a contact list of fellow aides)

 assist their class at Défilé in May 2020

 

CLICK HERE to download the Teaching Aide Program application