Dance Teacher Job at Compton Unified, Los Angeles, CA

  • Compton Unified
  • Los Angeles, CA

Job Description

Our Dance Teacher is responsible for teaching dance to students in grades K-5, developing their physical, creative, and expressive skills. This role involves creating a dynamic and engaging curriculum that introduces students to various dance styles, techniques, and cultural dance traditions. The teacher will foster a love of dance, encouraging students to express themselves and appreciate the art form.


Key Responsibilities:

Curriculum Development and Delivery:

  • Develop and implement dance lesson plans that align with state standards and school curriculum.
  • Introduce students to various dance styles including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, and cultural dances.
  • Incorporate creative movement, choreography, and performance techniques.
  • Utilize age-appropriate instructional strategies to meet the diverse needs of students.

Classroom and Studio Management:

  • Create a safe, inclusive, and positive learning environment.
  • Manage classroom and studio space effectively, ensuring student safety during movement activities.
  • Establish clear rules and expectations for student behavior and participation.

Assessment and Evaluation:

  • Assess student progress in dance skills, creativity, and expression through informal and formal assessments.
  • Provide constructive feedback to help students improve their techniques and performances.
  • Maintain accurate records of student performance and progress.

Professional Collaboration:

  • Work collaboratively with other teachers, support staff, and administration to enhance the educational experience.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to stay current with dance education best practices.
  • Engage with the school community through performances, events, and parent-teacher conferences.

Student Support:

  • Identify and address individual student needs, providing additional support or enrichment as necessary.
  • Encourage all students to participate and explore their creative potential.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Dance, Dance Education, Performing Arts, or a related field.
  • Master’s degree or additional coursework in Dance Education is preferred.


  • Valid teaching certification/license for the state in which the school is located.
  • Endorsement in dance or a related field is highly desirable.


  • Previous teaching experience in dance, preferably in an elementary school setting.
  • Experience in choreography and organizing student performances is a plus.


  • Strong knowledge of dance techniques, pedagogy, and choreography.
  • Excellent classroom and studio management skills.
  • Proficiency in using music and technology to enhance dance instruction.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate young students.

Working Conditions:

  • Standard school hours with occasional evenings or weekends for performances, events, or professional development.
  • Dance studio and classroom settings, requiring physical activity and movement throughout the day.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit the following:

  • A cover letter outlining their interest and qualifications for the position.
  • A current resume.
  • Contact information for at least three professional references.
  • Copies of relevant certifications and transcripts.

Application Deadline:

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Job Tags

Full time, Afternoon shift,

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