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Working As A Dance Instructor

  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • $61,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Dance Instructor Do At City of Commerce City

* Set up of equipment used
* Teach dance techniques and forms to boys and girls ranging in ages three to eighteen.
* The ability to demonstrate proper warm up and stretching techniques.
* Ability to demonstrate dance skills.
* The ability to instruct the curriculum of the class level you are assigned to teach.
* Effectively develop rapport with participants and parents, and maintain safety and order in the class.
* The ability to respond to emergency situations calmly and professionally.
* Maintains accurate accident and incident reports.
* The ability to recognize safety hazards and report them to supervisor.
* The ability to assist with dance recitals and special events.
* Provides excellent customer service, including interacting with participants and/or parents to answer questions and resolve problems.
* Reports any issues or concerns to supervisor.
* Substitutes for other instructors at the same level as needed.
* The ability to take direction from and work cooperatively with the recreation coordinator and other staff.
* The ability to attend and complete necessary trainings and meetings as they pertain to your job.
* Must comply with City and departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
* Performs other duties as assigned

What Does A Dance Instructor Do At City Colleges of Chicago

* Ability to teach children using different methods and teaching styles.
* Develop dance curriculum and program planning.
* Demonstrate excellence in teaching dance and commitment to integrating new methods in the learning process.
* Ability to inspire, motivate and empower children through dance.
* Prepare daily/weekly lesson plans and related activities and materials that meet participants’ interests.
* Implement a hands-on, creative and innovative approach to teaching and ensure that children are fully engaged and working toward specific goals.
* Adapt the curriculum and training methods to meet children’s needs and abilities as necessary.
* Foster confidence, self-expression and creativity.
* Discuss and demonstrate various dance styles, character development, and personality projection.
* Adhere to City Colleges of Chicago code of ethics, board rules and policies and procedures.
* High school diploma or equivalent

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Dance Instructor Demographics

Gender

Female

69.4%

Male

17.5%

Unknown

13.1%
Ethnicity

White

61.9%

Hispanic or Latino

16.5%

Black or African American

11.1%

Asian

7.0%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

56.2%

French

13.1%

Portuguese

3.6%

German

3.6%

Italian

3.5%

Russian

2.5%

Chinese

2.3%

Japanese

2.3%

Mandarin

2.2%

Greek

1.8%

Arabic

1.8%

Irish

1.2%

Hindi

1.0%

Hmong

0.9%

Vietnamese

0.7%

Korean

0.7%

Cantonese

0.7%

Hebrew

0.6%

Filipino

0.6%

Tagalog

0.6%
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Dance Instructor Education

Schools

Arizona State University

8.4%

University of Phoenix

7.7%

New York University

6.3%

Columbia College Chicago

6.2%

Brigham Young University

5.8%

The Academy

5.1%

Towson University

5.0%

Grand Canyon University

5.0%

Florida State University

4.9%

University of the Arts

4.8%

University of Arizona

4.7%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

4.7%

University of Central Florida

4.3%

George Mason University

4.2%

University of Iowa

4.1%

Ohio State University

3.9%

Montclair State University

3.8%

Middle Tennessee State University

3.8%

Sam Houston State University

3.7%

San Francisco State University

3.6%
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Majors

Dance

19.3%

Business

11.8%

Psychology

11.4%

Communication

6.8%

Kinesiology

4.7%

Fine Arts

4.1%

Nursing

4.0%

Elementary Education

3.9%

English

3.6%

Theatre

3.4%

Education

3.4%

General Education, Specific Areas

3.1%

Biology

3.0%

Marketing

2.9%

Liberal Arts

2.8%

Criminal Justice

2.8%

Sociology

2.4%

General Studies

2.3%

Social Work

2.2%

Management

2.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

51.1%

Other

24.1%

Masters

11.0%

Associate

8.6%

Certificate

2.9%

Doctorate

1.0%

Diploma

0.9%

License

0.4%
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Average Yearly Salary
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$30,000
Min 10%
$61,000
Median 50%
$61,000
Median 50%
$61,000
Median 50%
$61,000
Median 50%
$61,000
Median 50%
$61,000
Median 50%
$61,000
Median 50%
$123,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Acacia Communications
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a Dance Instructor make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Dance Instructor in the United States is $61,639 per year or $30 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $30,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $124,000.

Real Dance Instructor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Dance Choreographer and Instructor American Chinese Art Society Woburn, MA Sep 07, 2013 $146,090
Dance Choreographer and Instructor American Chinese Art Society Woburn, MA Jan 04, 2014 $146,090
Dance Instructor Anita's Studio of Dance & Theatre Arts East Northport, NY Sep 08, 2015 $83,480
Dance Instructor Dance Acquisition Inc. East Northport, NY Sep 09, 2013 $83,480
Championship Level Dance Instructor The Ballroom Dance Company Tigard, OR Oct 09, 2014 $80,558 -
$166,960
Dance Instructor DWM Dance Studio Fl, LLC Fort Lee, NJ Dec 09, 2016 $73,100
Dance Instructor M Dance Square LLC Houston, TX May 09, 2016 $73,045
Dance Instructor DWM Dance Studio Nj, LLC Fort Lee, NJ Aug 03, 2015 $72,500
Championship Level Dance Instructor The Ballroom Dance Company Tigard, OR Sep 10, 2016 $72,064 -
$166,960
Dance Instructor, Lead (Dancesport) Ballroom Dance Empire Hacienda Heights, CA Aug 03, 2016 $70,000
Fitness/Dance Instructor San Mateo County Community College District Redwood City, CA Mar 20, 2009 $62,910
Chinese Dance Instructor Chinese Performing Arts of America San Jose, CA Oct 07, 2014 $59,301
Chinese Dance Instructor Chinese Performing Arts of America San Jose, CA Feb 02, 2012 $57,970
Dance Instructor G & G Star Enterprises LLC Morristown, NJ Apr 06, 2010 $53,532
Dance Instructor Long Island Conservatory Albertson, NY Aug 29, 2016 $52,000
Dance Instructor/Supervisor Let's Dance, LLC Arthur Murray Dance Studio Glastonbury, CT Jan 22, 2010 $48,589
Chinese Traditional Dance Instructor Academy of Chinese Performing Arts Fremont, CA Oct 15, 2015 $47,091
Dance Instructor and Performance Director Crescendo School of Music & Arts Missouri City, TX Dec 01, 2011 $46,060
Dance Instructor and Performance Director Crescendo School of Music and Arts Missouri City, TX Sep 21, 2012 $46,060
Ballroom Dance Instructor In Harmony LLC Canton, CT Oct 02, 2008 $41,740
Ballroom Dance Instructor In Harmony LLC Canton, CT Nov 05, 2008 $41,740
Dance Instructor Wasatch Academy Mount Pleasant, UT Sep 14, 2014 $38,640
Instructor In Dance/Accompanist Winthrop University Rock Hill, SC Jul 15, 2012 $38,270
Dance Instructor Michael Rye Enterprises LLC Bethesda, MD Nov 16, 2015 $37,856
Dance Instructor Blue Sky Treasures, Inc. Boca Raton, FL Jul 28, 2008 $37,566
Dance Instructor/Competitor Arthur Murray Dance Studio Jacksonville, FL Mar 30, 2011 $35,062
Classic Chinese Dance Instructor Winchester School of Chinese Culture Winchester, MA Jun 21, 2010 $35,000
Ballroom and Latin Dance Instructor Ballroom Fever, Inc. Enfield, CT Jan 01, 2010 $35,000
Ballroom and Latin Dance Instructor Ballroom Fever, Inc. Enfield, CT Nov 26, 2009 $35,000

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Top Skills for A Dance Instructor

  1. Class Activities
  2. Ballet Classes
  3. Hip Hop
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  • Assisted senior instructors in developing class activities, maintaining a nurturing but professional environment.
  • Facilitated ballet classes with children who have Cerebral Palsy
  • Choreographed, taught, and performed hip hop dance routines for beginning, intermediate, and advanced level hip hop dancers
  • Designed lesson plans focused on age and level-appropriate material.
  • Provided outstanding customer service and excellent attention to value from every lesson.

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  4. District of Columbia
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