Top Dance Teacher Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Dance Teacher. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Dance Teacher resumes they appeared on. For example, 16.1% of Dance Teacher resumes contained Hip Hop as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Dance Teacher actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Dance Teacher resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Hip Hop

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Here's how Hip Hop is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Choreograph hip hop dance routines -Instruct adult and adolescent groups -Provide personal instructional techniques -General administrative duties
  • Teach Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Creative Movement and Hip Hop to Children ages 2-18.
  • Teach students aged 6-18 in hip hop and jazz classes which include warm up, technique, coordination and musicality.
  • Dance teacher for students ages 6 - adult in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and hip hop.
  • Teach a variety of master classes and workshops including conditioning, ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop.
  • Train the disciplines of Jazz, Acrobatics, and Hip Hop to 3 different 30 minute classes per day.
  • Teach body movement, hip hop, and lyrical classes on a weekly basis for kids ranging ages 3-18
  • Teach ages 3 through adult in ballet, contemporary, modern, lyrical, and hip hop dance.
  • Choreographed pieces for and mentored young dancers in hip hop, jazz, and contemporary styles of dance
  • Provided instruction to ages 5-18 in styles of ballet, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop.
  • Teach and assist with ballet, jazz and hip hop classes for children aged two through twelve.
  • Instructed children and teenagers in Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern and Jazz styles of dance
  • Worked as a dance instructor; teaching Hip Hop dance styles at a competitive dance studio.
  • Trained 12 entry-level dance students in basic-intermediate movement in Jazz, Hip Hop, and Ballet.
  • Provide instruction to pupils in ballet, tap, and hip hop forms of dancing.
  • Developed hip hop choreography to music that was both relevant yet appropriate for the groups.
  • Instructed adults 18 years and older in hip hop, salsa, and line dancing.
  • Teach weekly recreational hip hop classes -Choreograph hip hop routines for the annual dance recital showcase
  • Teach Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Tap and any combination classes whenever needed.
  • Designed and Implemented creative, folk and hip hop dance for children ages 4-10.

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2. Dance Choreography

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Here's how Dance Choreography is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Specialized in teaching basic and advanced-level dance choreography to youth.
  • Worked with couples on their wedding dance choreography and provided a pleasant experience in a fun and productive learning environment.
  • Created, learned, and taught all dance choreography and dance formations to dancers.
  • Design dance choreography and direct fellow-students in hip-hop routine.
  • Created and taught dance choreography and prepared organized games geared toward the abilities of children with special needs.
  • Maintain proper modesty in dance choreography and costumes according to the Christian school guidelines.

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3. Dance Classes

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Here's how Dance Classes is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Created curriculum for interdisciplinary dance classes innovative teaching methodologies and instructional techniques that involved technology and dance making.
  • Administrated dance classes to disadvantaged adolescents participating in after-school programs designed to inspire youth to pursue creative arts
  • Instruct dance classes for ages 3-18; teach basic to complex dance skills Communicate with parents weekly and supervise students' safety
  • Develop lesson plans for a variety of dance classes including, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, creative movement and cheer.
  • Interacted with children in after-school program -Taught dance classes to children aged 11-14 -Tutored children one-on-one in reading comprehension and basic arithmetic
  • Conducted theater, stagecraft and dance classes on Saturday mornings, after school and summer camp for children age 4-14.
  • Assisted preschool teacher, taught dance classes after school, and taught summer school to the population of the school.
  • Instruct dance classes in a wide variety of styles, from ballet to hip hop, to children ages 2-6
  • Trained in and also taught children's drama and dance classes, and performed administrative work in the office.
  • Assumed the job of teaching several dance classes, filling in during a change in staff and location.
  • Coordinated event planning and PR - Instructed weekly hip-hop classes - Facilitated dance classes for underprivileged youth around Austin
  • Help teach dance classes in ballet, jazz, tap and gymnastics to children of all ages.
  • Initiated Dance programs, organized and taught Western dance classes as well as organizing and managing performances.
  • Managed and facilitated weekly dance classes by creating an agenda that ensured students were focused and safe.
  • Dance Assistant Teacher in contemporary dance classes (Marta Graham Technique) led by Ballet Master Sabina Schumann
  • Assisted in developing dance classes for after-school programs to teach under-privileged students the art of dance.
  • Teach ballet and jazz dance classes to students 5 - 18, including competition dance team.
  • Assisted the Dance Teacher in teaching various dance classes to children from ages 2 through teens.
  • Instructed dance classes as well as created new dance moves to get the classes ready for competition
  • Led various dance classes of 10-15 students, organized lesson plans, and choreographed dances.

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4. Lesson Plans

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Here's how Lesson Plans is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Designed, developed, and implemented a dance/movement program for students Created lesson plans Recorded and maintained attendance records
  • Prepared progressive lesson plans targeted at enhancing the student experience
  • Developed lesson plans specific to dance form and upcoming competitions
  • Grade students work, enter grades with notes, create lesson plans and project rubrics, and respond to emails.
  • Planned and executed lesson plans for 3 classes per week for dancers ages 7 to 12 years old.
  • Create and execute lesson plans that foster creative movement and creative dance for early childhood students.
  • Created lesson plans that promoted the improvement of physical, cognitive, and collaborative skills.
  • Organized lesson plans and activities for various classes, and helped organize shows and fundraisers.
  • Prepared lesson plans - demonstrating flexibility in instruction, adjusting to needs of the students.
  • Created lesson plans for children ages 2-15, and taught classes with 3-20 students.
  • Created age appropriate lesson plans for each class; worked with ages 3-18.
  • Created lesson plans, prepared for classes by researching new skills and workouts.
  • Trained 5-10 dance students each week for one hour, Prepared weekly lesson plans
  • Create weekly lesson plans appropriate to level, age, and art form.
  • Teach LGBTQ inclusive ballet classes, create lesson plans, collaborate with local musicians
  • Created lesson plans and organized classes by age group and child personalities.
  • Prepared daily lesson plans that challenged and developed students on several levels.
  • Create combinations and lesson plans to help assist their dancing development.
  • Create lesson plans; warm-up, across the floor, combinations.
  • Create weekly lesson plans that enhance and challenge students' abilities.

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5. Creative Movement

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Here's how Creative Movement is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Developed a curriculum for teaching Elements of Choreography Design and Creative Movement for secondary students.
  • Developed awareness of creative movement and social skills outside of school in both boys and girls from ages three to fourteen.
  • Educated dancers ages 3-14 and adults in dance styles including creative movement, ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop.
  • Lead children s dance and creative movement programs as part of a summer outreach program.
  • Assisted the teacher of the Creative Movement dance class for ages 4-5 years
  • Dance and creative movement teacher for preschool students, ages 2-5.
  • Introduced young children to the exploration of creative movement and expression.
  • Teach Creative Movement to children ages 3-4
  • Focused on creative movement, basic technique, social dance, beginning choreography and a variety of multi-cultural dance forms.
  • Work independently daily traveling to multiple accounts, teaching/choreographing tap, ballet, creative movement and gym/cardio class.
  • Focused on creative movement, basic technique, tap, social dance and multi-cultural dance forms.
  • substitute Taught Creative movement ages 3-5 and Intermediate Jazz and Tap classes ages 7-9
  • Prepare classwork Teach creative movement and contemporary dance for ages 2-4 and 14-18
  • Dance focus on creative movement, pre-ballet, basic jazz and tumbling.
  • Designed and lead creative movement curriculum for pre-schoolers in Spanish and English
  • Teach creative movement/ dance to 3-5 year olds.
  • Spring 2011 Taught a creative movement class for 5-10 year olds TECHNOLOGY
  • planned and taught ballet/ childrens creative movement Classes.

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6. Birthday Parties

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Here's how Birthday Parties is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Involved in birthday parties, recitals, camps, & other events.
  • Coordinated birthday parties, taught dance and gymnastics.
  • Help run and manage birthday parties.
  • Choreographed and taught Hip-Hop to teens and pre-teens Planned, ran and assist themed birthday parties for children.
  • teach ages 3--13 ballet, tap, jazz, creative movement, tumbling run birthday parties
  • Choreographed dance routines and performed Birthday parties on weekends as needed.

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7. Pointe

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Here's how Pointe is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Serve as substitute Ballet and Pointe teacher for intermediate and advanced levels.
  • Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Angelina Ballerina
  • Specialized in Pre-Ballet/Pre-Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, and Tap.
  • Instructed students, ages 6 through adult, in ballet, pointe, lyrical, tap, and jazz.
  • Trained in all levels of Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary and Modern Dance.
  • Practiced time management in classroom, organized three levels of syllabi (child beginner, beginner/returning adult, pre-pointe).
  • Tap, jazz, ballet, Pointe, acro, hip-hop and lyrical.

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8. Musical Theater

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Here's how Musical Theater is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Developed and taught musical theater, nutrition, and conditioning classes.
  • Administered and supervised 25 children in dance and musical theater.
  • Directed the children's 2014 Musical Theater Showcase, Aladdin, and Teen Beach Movie.
  • Teach tap, jazz and movement in Dance and Musical Theater Departments Choreography of shows
  • Supervised all musical theater productions.
  • Trained and supervised 15+ professional actors in complex musical theater choreography and show-oriented manipulation of marionettes.

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9. Dance Performances

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Here's how Dance Performances is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Developed and implemented classroom management strategies -Crafted means for assessment -Choreographed student dance performances
  • Choreographed and produced seasonal dance performances.
  • Performed in concert dance performances nationally.
  • Choreographed and instructed dance performances.
  • Choreograph dance performances based on skill level and age of students.
  • Manage dance performances, backstage, and oversaw dressing room personnel.
  • Dance performances in and around Jasper County and Beaufort County.
  • Assisted the studio with directing dance performances and auditions.
  • Assisted in the production of major dance performances.
  • Attend staff meetings and all dance performances.
  • Organized multiple dance performances each year.
  • Plan and organize multiple dance performances.
  • Edited music for dance performances Scheduled competitions and organized logistics for events
  • Choreographed school musicals- Legally Blonde and Little Shop of Horrors Planned and organized multiple dance performances each year.

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10. Dance Steps

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Here's how Dance Steps is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Focused on teaching fundamental dance steps and positions, while incorporating improvisational and choreographic elements.
  • Created lesson plans to incorporate basic dance steps, choreography, and supervised students in the creation their own routines.
  • Teach basic dance steps, body movement, positions, strengths, flexibility, and evaluate each student's progress.
  • Performed arts and crafts with the class of girls as well as taught new dance steps each class.
  • Assist the owner of the dance studio teaching young children dance steps and techniques.
  • Instructed students about dance steps and movements - Taught physical exercises for each student individually
  • Demonstrated dance steps and positions to assist in the children's understanding of dance.
  • Assisted children (ages 3-years- to 16-years-old) in learning dance steps and routines
  • Worked with other teachers regarding basic dance steps, choreography and upcoming events.
  • Model dance steps to younger students to help perfect their dance techniques.
  • Collaborate with choreographers in order to refine or modify dance steps.
  • Teach dance steps to students based on level of ability.
  • Lead the group in dance steps while moving across the floor
  • Introduced and guided proper dance steps and techniques.
  • Drill pupils in execution of dance steps.
  • Explain and demonstrate dance steps and techniques.
  • Direct rehearsals to instruct dancers in how to use dance steps, and in techniques to achieve desired effects.
  • Teach basic dance steps in Hiphop, Jazz, Ballet, and Tap to elementary children.
  • Teach students dance steps Choreograph their dances.
  • Assist kids in learning basic dance steps Substitute teacher when needed Worked front desk, signed students up, dealt with money

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11. Modern Dance

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Here's how Modern Dance is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Developed a curriculum for an introductory modern dance class.
  • Teach a variety (exposure) of dance forms including Modern Dance, Jazz Dance, African Dance and Hip-Hop.
  • Designed and taught programs for students of all ages and abilities in ballet and modern dance.
  • Instructed ballet and modern dance to young children, this included creating a dance routine.
  • Teach future dancers the basic techniques of the post Ballet Modern Dance style.
  • Introduce students to Modern Dance I/II technique, movement, and repertory.
  • Provided instruction for students in modern dance, tap and ballet.
  • Introduced the fundamentals of modern dance to undergraduate students.
  • Introduce proper modern dance and ballet steps and techniques.
  • Teach children and youth ballet, jazz and modern dance
  • Teach ballet and modern dance to students 3-12.
  • Instruct ages 12 17 modern dance techniques.
  • self-employed) Taught modern dance and ballet to students of all ages Choreographed and directed annual student performances

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12. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Managed a wide variety of customer service and administrative responsibilities to maintain a positive working environment.
  • Served as an administrative assistant and customer service representative for the studio.
  • Provided customer service including scheduling appointments, answering phones, and giving information to clients.
  • Developed strong customer service skills through managing parents and making sure they were happy.
  • Assist with general office duties as needed, accounts receivables, customer service.
  • Group classes, showcases and customer service.
  • Provided exceptional customer service to multiple stakeholders that resulted in loyal clients, waitlisted classes and increased revenue for the studio.
  • Freelance Dance Teacher Performed small business tasks, such as bookkeeping, customer service, lesson planning, and research.
  • Developed customer service skills through dealing with many different personalities among the children and their parents.
  • Watched over children Customer Service Accomplishments Inspire children to grow artistically and stay active and healthy.

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13. Private Lessons

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Here's how Private Lessons is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Teach tribal fusion belly dance workshops, classes and private lessons.
  • Teach private lessons when needed.
  • Worked with parents to address and solve any concerns or questions Planned and initiated separate activities such as private lessons and rehearsals
  • Coordinate with office manager and dance company members to hold private lessons to improve solo pieces and large group pieces.
  • Teach countless private lessons, &often hired as entertainment for birthday parties
  • Choreographed, Directed & Rehearsed dances with class Instructed technique Conducted Private Lessons

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14. Positive Role Model

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Here's how Positive Role Model is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Acted as a positive role model for children.
  • Be a positive role model/mentor.
  • Maintained professionalism and positive role model qualities.
  • Acted as a positive role model for team participants and in the community.
  • Be a positive role model for all youth associated with program
  • Pose as a positive role model and utilize coaching strategies

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15. Front Desk

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Here's how Front Desk is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Managed front desk by registering students, taking payments, logging them into the system, and answering questions.
  • Worked reception at front desk, conducted clerical work and developed ongoing relationships with dancers' parents.
  • Answered phones at the front desk and assisted parents and prospective customers with their questions.
  • Assisted at front desk with dance wear sales, tuition payments and answering studio phone.
  • Completed front desks duties of receipt of sales, registration, and customer service.
  • Front desk, customer service and cleaning.
  • Manage the front desk during non-class hours.
  • Be a front desk associate (when needed).
  • Front desk receptionist Handled phone calls, accounting, and disbursement of pertinent information
  • Worked the front desk and taught 2 acro classes.
  • Instruct 10-12 year old Jazz & Hip Hop classes Instruct Intermediate & Advance Hip Hop classes Manage front desk duties.
  • FIELD OF INTERESTS Receptionist/Front desk Bakery Nanny

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16. Annual Dance Recital

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Here's how Annual Dance Recital is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Choreographed several pieces for annual dance recital performances.
  • Choreographed and taught 16 dance routines every year for the annual dance recital.
  • Assist in running annual dance recitals for two hundred students.
  • Choreographed a Hip-Hop piece for the annual dance recital.
  • Choreograph dances performed in annual dance recitals.
  • Assisted with the annual dance recitals.

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17. Different Styles

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Here's how Different Styles is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Stimulated an exciting, yet effective learning environment by using differentiated instruction techniques for different styles of dancing.
  • Teach young girls and boys different styles of dance including ballet, modern, hip hop, tap and jazz.
  • Teach different levels of student's different styles of dance ranging from preschool age through elementary school.
  • Create dance routines that fit individual ages and skills - Increase knowledge of the different styles of dance
  • Educate and instruct various age students the fundamentals of different styles of dance
  • Teach kindergartners different styles of dance such as ballet and jazz.
  • Display artistic talents through different styles of choreography.
  • Teach different styles of dance appropriate for different age levels Managing/Preparing dancers for a recital
  • Interact with children ranging from 4- 18, teaching many different styles of dance and choreographing multiple routines.
  • Instruct children of all ages in different styles of dance Correct and encourage students Choreograph dances for shows
  • Instructed children ages 4-12 different styles of danceSkills Trained in Accounting Software Empac, SequelTime, ERS, etc.

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18. AGE Groups

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Here's how AGE Groups is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Lead children through warm-up/ movement exercises, assigned choreography to multiple age groups through different musicals, assisted with costume/makeup
  • Teach modern ballet, liturgical dance, and basic gymnastics to students of juvenile age groups.
  • Help to teach and choreograph different dances for a variety of students and age groups.
  • Formed teams among the students based upon their age groups (ages 3-14).
  • Experience teaching a wide variety of styles, levels, and age groups.
  • Dance instructor and assistant for various age groups and styles of dance.
  • Managed different age groups and adapt to new teaching methods.
  • Choreographed dance recitals for all age groups.
  • Worked with age groups of 3-10 years.
  • Teach age groups 2-16 Provide correct technique of dance
  • Helped all age groups Taught basic dance concepts, encouraged the children and inspired confidence Managed classes of at least 15 children
  • Organized and choreographed class routines Responsible for leading classes of many different age groups Worked closely with students with learning disabilities

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19. Dance Curriculum

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Here's how Dance Curriculum is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Participated in the development of contemporary dance curriculum, student choreography and composition.
  • Developed and implemented an elementary dance curriculum.
  • Educate preschoolers to follow directions, learn discipline, and work well with others through a dance curriculum.
  • Developed and implemented dance curriculum to students of various ages in jazz, tap, ballet and lyrical.
  • Developed and taught modern and Bollywood based dance curriculum to middle and high school students.
  • Schedule dance curriculum to guide and prepare students for regional and national competitions.
  • Assisted in the development of the dance curriculum provided by the studio directors.
  • Developed the school's first dance curriculum through collaboration with local dance professionals.
  • Collaborated with fellow instructors at staff meetings to develop a dance curriculum.
  • Developed dance curriculum for students ages 3-12 years of age.
  • Developed Dance Curriculum for all ages.
  • Assisted in the development of the dance curriculum Generated new ways to present material to keep students interested and involved.
  • Design and implement dance curriculums based on the genre of dance for students ages 3 through 18 years old.
  • Dance Curriculum Developer for Millburn School District and Former Resource Room and In-Class Support Teacher
  • Implemented a dance curriculum for 30 pre-school students at 17 different schools.

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20. Dance Competitions

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Here's how Dance Competitions is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Choreograph routines for dance competitions and end-of-year recitals.
  • Choreographed for multiple recitals and dance competitions.
  • Choreographed pieces for end of year recital and assisted groups at dance competitions throughout Central NY.
  • Choreographed solos and group pieces for dance competitions and for the end of the year performance.
  • Planned and coordinated dance performances and dance competitions for school and city programs.
  • Helped back stage at recitals, dance competitions and class pictures.
  • Helped prepare students to compete in dance competitions.
  • Participated in all phases of coaching, training and preparation for dance competitions Provided instruction, knowledge, and developed conditioning programs
  • Design dances for individual dancers, dance competitions, musical theatre, and for dancers ranging from beginners to professionals.
  • Choreograph for dance competitions,performances, and recitals.

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21. Special Needs

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Here's how Special Needs is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Instituted instructional and skill development program for students with special needs and specialized Autistic classes
  • Helped owner/operator with any special needs.
  • Manage and teach a music and dance program for children ages 3-5 years with sensitivity to sensory stimuli and other special needs
  • Instructed dance to children with special needs and help them become more independent in life skills and daily activities.
  • Teach classical ballet and tap with specific focus on muscle control and technique to children with special needs.
  • Surrendered School of the Arts dance teacher for ages 6 - adult, including special needs.
  • Worked with students with special needs in the mild to moderate spectrum.
  • Created classes tailored to special needs children and adults.
  • Work closely with children with disabilities and special needs
  • Developed dance routines for students with special needs
  • Created and maintained a special needs clients ISP goals (educational, community access, hygiene, health, etc.
  • Provide dance instruction to children with special needs during week long summer camps.Created and taught choreography for an end-of-camp performance.
  • Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, when working with the special needs dance class.

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22. Safe Environment

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Here's how Safe Environment is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Create a positive and safe environment which supports student learning.
  • Maintained a friendly, loving, and safe environment.
  • Create a fun and safe environment for students.
  • Provided a safe environment for my students.
  • Train students in various dance styles and techniques Choreograph dance pieces and production for annual show Maintain safe environment to reduce injuries
  • Collaborate with fellow teachers to create a data-driven, learner-centered, friendly and safe environment demonstrating shared responsibility for achievement.

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23. Dance Pieces

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Here's how Dance Pieces is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Teach and choreograph dance pieces for students between the ages of 5 and 18 years.
  • Choreograph and direct individual and group dance pieces for large performances and events.
  • Choreograph dance pieces to be performed in the Winter and Spring recitals.
  • Coordinated themes and music for a recital and choreographed all dance pieces.
  • Choreographed dance pieces for each class for the annual studio showcase.
  • Helped in choreographing dance pieces that were later performed.
  • Design dance pieces and performance.
  • Choreographed level appropriate solo and group dance pieces for performances, competitions, recital Coordinated rehearsal schedules for over 200 students
  • choreographed and taught original dance pieces and instructed dance to toddlers, all the way up to high school students.
  • Substituted teaching various styles of dance Assisted studio owner with the dance curriculum Choreographed dance pieces for end of the year recital

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24. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Greeted customers, provided a welcoming environment, answered phone calls, emails, managed studio's schedule and calendar.
  • Manage telephone calls, important messages, emergencies, payment tuition money, records and files of each client.
  • Responded to incoming phone calls and made marketing calls to generate income.
  • Answered phones and made phone calls to schedule and confirm appointments.
  • Answer Parent questions via email, phone calls or in person.
  • Performed reception duties, including answering phone calls.

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25. Proper Dance Technique

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Here's how Proper Dance Technique is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Motivate and encourage students in lessons to develop proper dance technique for future dance career.
  • Worked with students to teach proper dance technique, choreography, and injury prevention skills.
  • Demonstrated safe and proper dance techniques to students aged 3 to 12.
  • Instructed classes to aspiring dancers utilizing proper dance technique.
  • Aided students to learn proper dance techniques and movements.
  • Choreographed and instructed proper dance technique to students.
  • Assist in teaching the children proper dance techniques.
  • Demonstrate proper dance techniques for children ages 5-13.
  • Demonstrated proper dance technique and discipline.
  • Teach students ages three to eighteen learn proper dance technique Helping with dress rehearsals and recitals Choreographing and costuming Communicating with parents
  • Instruct students on proper dance technique Choreograph numbers for competition Strategize with owner on improving studio

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26. Creative Dance

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Here's how Creative Dance is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Provide quality instruction in ballet, jazz, tap, and creative dance.
  • Substitute for jazz, modern, ballet and creative dance.
  • Planned and implemented creative dance lessons in accordance to the International Kinderdance Program.
  • Used residencies to explore grade appropriate motor skills in a creative dance context.
  • Instructed creative dance to adults and children with mixed abilities (i.e.
  • Engaged pre-school children in creative dance to enhance sensory and motor skills
  • Provided creative dance art residencies for children K-8 with special needs
  • Obtained an award for "Most Creative Dance Teacher".

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27. Choreograph Routines

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Here's how Choreograph Routines is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Choreograph routines at a challenging level
  • Collaborated with other dance teachers to choreograph routines, guide performances and teach classes within several genres of dance.
  • Choreograph routines within the given class time to be performed at the annual recital and competitions.
  • Utilized over 10 years of dance team experience to teach classes and choreograph routines.
  • Prepare jazz, hip-hop, or tap, curriculum and choreograph routines for performances.
  • Choreograph routines for the end of the semester recital.
  • Choreograph routines both across the floor and center.
  • Choreograph routines for the Spring Showcase.
  • Choreograph routines for all dancers.
  • Teach privates lessons, choreograph routines, manage scheduling rehearsals

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28. Technique Classes

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Here's how Technique Classes is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Trained dancers ages 2-18 years old in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, and Hip Hop technique classes
  • Facilitate technique classes in Hip Hop, Modern Dance, Jazz, Tap and Ballet.
  • Create dances for the children to compete with throughout the year Lead technique classes for the dancers to improve technique skills
  • Help teaching turns, technique classes, ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, contempary.
  • Teach technique classes of all levels.
  • Facilitate Dance technique classes and Academic educational classes to students ages 2 through 14.

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29. Instruct Dancers

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Here's how Instruct Dancers is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Directed rehearsals to instruct dancers in steps and techniques.
  • Instruct dancers of all ages and ability in proper technique, injury prevention, and performance in various styles of dance.
  • Instruct dancers ages eleven through eighteen through various levels of contemporary dance technique, and choreograph Spring Showcase routines.
  • Instruct dancers on the basic arts of different genres of dance.
  • Direct rehearsals to instruct dancers in steps and techniques.
  • Direct rehearsals to instruct dancers.

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30. Salsa

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Here's how Salsa is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Help student learn the art of dancing salsa on two.
  • Teach basic, intermediate, and advanced salsa classes.
  • Introduce students to different types of dance, such as Bachata, Merengue, Salsa and basic Hip- Hop.
  • Teach classes to adults and young adults - Salsa On1, Salsa On2, Bachata and Cha Cha
  • Instructed Salsa classes for members Volunteered at different organizations to provide them with opportunities to socialize and learn about Hispanic culture
  • Choreographed and danced Hip Hop, tap, modern and salsa.

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31. Ballet Classes

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Here's how Ballet Classes is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Instructed ballet classes to children from the age of 3.
  • Instructed ballet classes for children from the age of 3-6
  • Teach contemporary and ballet classes for girls ages approx.
  • Teach Ballet classes grades K-12 as needed.
  • Assisted numerous tap and ballet classes of varying ages, from 3-4 and 7-10 year olds.
  • Conduct ballet classes for children between the ages 9- .

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32. Different Types

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Here's how Different Types is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Worked with special needs children on motor skills Taught children different types of dance
  • Choreographed three different types of dances for my class of 4th-6th graders.
  • Trained dancers between ages 3-18, created lesson plans, implemented different teaching styles to reach different types of learners
  • Developed new choreography in different types of dance such as ballet, tap, jazz and modern.
  • Experiment with different types of dancers, steps, dances, and placements, testing ideas.
  • Utilize communication skills with both parents and students, which requires different types of communication.

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33. Jazz Classes

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Here's how Jazz Classes is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Choreograph and demonstrate methods and techniques for ballet, tap and jazz classes.
  • Instructed ballet, tap, and jazz classes with girls of all ages
  • Teach Hip-Hop and Jazz classes levels beginner through advanced.
  • Teach Ballet, Tap, and Jazz classes to children ages 3 to 18.
  • Teach weekly jazz classes to up to 80 dance company members Choreograph two dances for classes to perform at end-of-semester recitals
  • Assisted and substituted teaching several ballet, tap and jazz classes for girls ages 3 to 10
  • Assisted in instructing ballet, tap, and jazz classes for 3-9 year olds.
  • Teach Hip- Hop, Jazz, Street Jazz classes (ages 5-23) Also teach solo and duet lessons.

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34. Dance History

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Here's how Dance History is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Mentored and educated dancers about dance history and the importance of sisterhood.
  • Educated students in dance technique and dance history.
  • Educated students on dance history & origin
  • Incorporated dance history, health and kinesiology while applying the fundamentals of dance.
  • Give students a well understanding of dance history Teach various styles of dance movements Create choreography
  • Educate "pink babies" (3 and 4 year olds) about the basic of ballet and dance history.

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35. Assistant Teacher

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Here's how Assistant Teacher is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Worked as assistant teacher from 2007 to 2010 and then taught as lead instructor starting in 2011 to 2014.
  • Have also been an assistant teacher, janitor, and office assistant.
  • Manage the responsibilities for and lead 8 assistant teachers.

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36. Physical Fitness

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Here's how Physical Fitness is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Assess students' progress in meeting state guidelines for health and physical fitness.
  • Trained children and adolescents in physical fitness, body awareness, and classical as well as modern styles of dance.
  • Teach and implement physical fitness for dancers between the ages of 13 and 18 during ballet fitness class.
  • Promote sportsmanship and importance of physical fitness.
  • Instructed students on dance technique, choreography, stretching, and physical fitness.
  • Educate members on the importance of nutrition physical fitness.

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37. Technical Proficiency

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Here's how Technical Proficiency is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Staged movement and refined the technical proficiency, stamina and focus of students and performance troupes.
  • Continue to develop skills in order to maintain high levels of technical proficiency.
  • Train dancers to maintain high levels of technical proficiency, physical ability, and physical fitness.
  • Train students on technical proficiency and dance fundamentals.
  • Prepare class outlines to train students to maintain high levels of technical proficiency, physical ability, and physical fitness.

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38. Weekly Basis

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Here's how Weekly Basis is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Choreographed flash mob dances; instructed dancers on a weekly basis; performed in events concerning cultural diversity and awareness on campus
  • Assessed patients' weight and dietary intake on a weekly basis to facilitate diet recommendations.
  • Communicated clearly on a weekly basis of team practices and games.
  • Manage classrooms on a weekly basis.
  • Implement class goals on a weekly basis according to the rate of development within each class and each individual dancer.
  • Jazz Dance InstructorDuties: Designing class content on weekly basis, choreography/teaching students jazz dance techniques/routines.

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39. Warm UPS

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Here's how Warm UPS is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Plan and choreograph dance warm ups, practice exercises, and routines before each dance class.
  • Lead warm ups at the beginning of class, and correct technique.
  • Led the students through warm ups, stretch and technique exercises.
  • Show students proper warm ups before and after classes.
  • Direct warm ups and stretches before lessons.
  • Lead warm ups and creative movement exercises.
  • Led warm ups and "across the floors".

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40. Skill Levels

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Here's how Skill Levels is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Teach jazz, ballet, hip hop, tap and lyrical to dance students of all ages and skill levels.
  • Choreographed multiple dance pieces for all skill levels for featured performances.
  • Adjusted to different age and skill levels while working with dancers ages 2-15 to benefit eachdancer's personal growth.
  • Jazz, Contemporary, and Fitness instructor Developed classes for all skill levels
  • Teach a full tap dance syllabus to all ages and all skill levels.
  • Instructed and expanded a wide range of skill levels within each class.

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41. Dance Movements

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Here's how Dance Movements is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Rehearsed dance movements developed by myself.
  • Study and practice dance movements.
  • Assigned students homework and tests on dance movements.
  • Read and studied story lines and musical scores to determine how to translate ideas and moods into dance movements.
  • Record dance movements and their technical aspects, using a technical understanding of the patterns and formations of choreography.
  • Read and study story lines and musical scores to determine how to translate ideas and moods into dance movements.

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42. Special Events

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Here's how Special Events is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Organize special events including scheduling and liaising with external service providers to co-ordinate facilities, equipment, and set-up.
  • Designed dances for individual dancers, dance companies, and special events, for teens and young adults.
  • Assist in all aspects of administrative responsibilities including scheduling, rehearsals, and programs for special events.
  • Orchestrate special events, programs and themes.
  • Design dances for individual dancers, dance companies, special events, and for dancers ranging from beginners to professionals.
  • Reported to supervising Entertainment Director for the casino regarding special events, employee performance, proposals, and productivity evaluations.

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43. Zumba

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Here's how Zumba is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Dance styles include Zumba, Ballet, and Hip Hop.
  • Dance instructor for children ages 3-18 Zumba Fitness instructor Elite performance group choreographer and supervisor
  • Founded the Zumba Fitness program and maintained the program for 3 years.
  • Provide a specific hour and fifteen minutes for club time which includes arts and crafts, zumba, rec.
  • Dance instruction included skills such as Zumba workouts, ballet, tap, jazz, and Hawaiian dance.
  • Head instructor for conditioning, tap, and Zumba classes.

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44. Dance Shows

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Here's how Dance Shows is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Performed in dance shows adapted from various children's books for children with learning disabilities throughout Queens County.
  • Coordinated trips to plays, dance shows, etc., exposing students to limitless forms of art.
  • Performed manual labor as part of changing the studio location and setting up for dance shows.
  • Assisted in producing dance shows by choreographing, casting, and staging pieces.
  • Directed students, organized dance shows, choreographed routines, designed costumes.
  • Put showcases together for the school as well as dance shows.
  • Coordinated dance shows and group rehearsals with 30+ students.
  • Run dance shows and fundraisers for students.
  • Choreographed dance shows for traveling competition groups.
  • Directed fall and spring dance shows.
  • Prepared children with warmups Provided choreography for dance shows Assisted Director with prep for show

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45. Dance Numbers

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Here's how Dance Numbers is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Choreographed numerous dance numbers for culminating performance.
  • Choreograph two dance numbers, teach basic movement and dance skills to 20 children
  • Choreographed dance numbers for the 2014 Showcase.
  • Choreograph competition dance numbers for students Responsible for having pieces done by the deadlines given.
  • Performed at Egyptian embassies in Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Choreographed group dance numbers for corporate parties and benefits.
  • Teach basic and advanced technique * Competition team instructor * Choreograph all dance numbers for entire dance season

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46. Small Groups

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Here's how Small Groups is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Developed innovative techniques to instruct small groups and classes of 30+ students, which improved interest and motivation to learn.
  • Worked with small groups to create dance routines for performances
  • Provided assistance to small groups during class exercises
  • Produced and directed performances for competitions Worked effectively with large and small groups of students to enhance skills.
  • Developed curriculum and testing materials to better work with students individually and in small groups while promoting full academic functioning.
  • Developed and implemented hands-on literacy workstations enabling students to work in small groups or independently to practice previously taught skills.

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47. Large Groups

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Here's how Large Groups is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Educated large groups of children concerning the profession of dance and the arts.
  • Assisted large groups of kids with their skills Teach and run the class when teacher unavailable
  • Work in large groups and one on one to increase knowledge and skill.
  • Progressed development by providing technique knowledge, combined with control over large groups and attentiveness to each individual student's need.
  • Motivated students and proved ability to both lead and control large groups of students without losing focus or shifting priorities.
  • Gained useful experience in dealing with large groups of small children and performing duties in front of large crowds.

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48. Positive Reinforcement Method

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Here's how Positive Reinforcement Method is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Redirected poor behavior using the positive reinforcement method.
  • Promoted good behavior by using the positive reinforcement method.

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49. Body Movements

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Here's how Body Movements is used in Dance Teacher jobs:
  • Harmonize body movements to rhythm of musical accompaniment.
  • Harmonize body movements to rhythm of musical accompaniment.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Dance Teacher

Hip Hop20%
Dance Choreography18.1%
Dance Classes16%
Lesson Plans8.8%
Creative Movement3.9%
Birthday Parties3.9%
Pointe3.2%
Musical Theater3.2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Dance Teacher

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Hip Hop
Hip Hop
16.1%
16.1%
2
2
Dance Choreography
Dance Choreography
14.5%
14.5%
3
3
Dance Classes
Dance Classes
12.8%
12.8%
4
4
Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans
7.1%
7.1%
5
5
Creative Movement
Creative Movement
3.2%
3.2%
6
6
Birthday Parties
Birthday Parties
3.1%
3.1%
7
7
Pointe
Pointe
2.5%
2.5%
8
8
Musical Theater
Musical Theater
2.5%
2.5%
9
9
Dance Performances
Dance Performances
2.1%
2.1%
10
10
Dance Steps
Dance Steps
2.1%
2.1%
11
11
Modern Dance
Modern Dance
2%
2%
12
12
Customer Service
Customer Service
1.9%
1.9%
13
13
Private Lessons
Private Lessons
1.5%
1.5%
14
14
Positive Role Model
Positive Role Model
1.4%
1.4%
15
15
Front Desk
Front Desk
1.4%
1.4%
16
16
Annual Dance Recital
Annual Dance Recital
1.4%
1.4%
17
17
Different Styles
Different Styles
1.3%
1.3%
18
18
AGE Groups
AGE Groups
1.2%
1.2%
19
19
Dance Curriculum
Dance Curriculum
1.1%
1.1%
20
20
Dance Competitions
Dance Competitions
1.1%
1.1%
21
21
Special Needs
Special Needs
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
Safe Environment
Safe Environment
1%
1%
23
23
Dance Pieces
Dance Pieces
1%
1%
24
24
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
Proper Dance Technique
Proper Dance Technique
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Creative Dance
Creative Dance
0.8%
0.8%
27
27
Choreograph Routines
Choreograph Routines
0.8%
0.8%
28
28
Technique Classes
Technique Classes
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Instruct Dancers
Instruct Dancers
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Salsa
Salsa
0.7%
0.7%
31
31
Ballet Classes
Ballet Classes
0.7%
0.7%
32
32
Different Types
Different Types
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
Jazz Classes
Jazz Classes
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
Dance History
Dance History
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Assistant Teacher
Assistant Teacher
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Physical Fitness
Physical Fitness
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
Technical Proficiency
Technical Proficiency
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Weekly Basis
Weekly Basis
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Warm UPS
Warm UPS
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Skill Levels
Skill Levels
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Dance Movements
Dance Movements
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Special Events
Special Events
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Zumba
Zumba
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
Dance Shows
Dance Shows
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
Dance Numbers
Dance Numbers
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Small Groups
Small Groups
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Large Groups
Large Groups
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
Positive Reinforcement Method
Positive Reinforcement Method
0.4%
0.4%
49
49
Body Movements
Body Movements
0.4%
0.4%

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