Work Experience Program

APPLY TO BE A STUDENT TEACHER:

- Make a difference in other people's lives

- Build confidence and empowerment 

- Develop leadership skills

- Receive loads of personal and professional development

- Gain ability to adapt to situations and think on your feet

- Receive compulsory training and a handbook

- Receive one on one coaching with the Director on your progress.

- Have the opportunity to perform on stage with your students (if approved).

 

REQUIREMENTS OF A STUDENT TEACHER:

  1. Dance at Backstreet for at least 6 months
  2. Minimum age is 12 years old
  3. You MUST be very confident in your own dancing – because students look up to you!!
  4. Intermediate to advanced level of dance skill/ability
  5. Love of children
  6. Not have any visible tattoos or multiple piercings
  7. A positive attitude
  8. Responsible and Punctual
  9. Maturity (professional)
  10. Willing to learn and take direction from your Teacher/Director
  11. Be willing to interact with your students before, during and after class
  12. Personal pride in your own appearance (remember you are a role model for these children)
  13. Commitment to your allocated class – every week where possible
  14. Commitment to attend compulsory training sessions and meetings with the Director

NOTE: You will only be allocated a class that you have experience in eg. If you learn jazz, you will only be allocated a jazz class. If you learn hip hop, you will only be allocated a hip hop class. If you have experience in all styles, you could be allocated any class you choose.

 

STUDENT TEACHERS WILL LEARN:

- Professionalism (inside and outside the studio)

- Representing Backstreet

- Being a positive role model

- Dance Safety

- Building confidence in yourself

- Building confidence in your students

- Basic Discipline and Behaviour Strategies

- The importance of line up before class and how to do so

- Connecting with students and Parents

 

UPON COMPLETION STUDENT TEACHERS RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT:

- outlining 3 areas you did great at

- outlining 3 areas you could work on for next time

 

DOWLOAD THE STUDENT TEACHER APPLICATION FORM HERE

 

PROCESS OF APPLYING TO BE A STUDENT TEACHER

1. Complete the Application Form and submit by the end of week 1 of the term

2. Receive news if you have secured a spot as a Student Teacher - week 2.

3. Receive your Work Experience Agreement and name badges- week 2.

4. Return your signed Agreement.

5. Attend Compulsory Training.

6. Start your Work Experience as outlined in your Agreement - approx week 4 or 5 of the term.

 

 

 

 

 

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