Step into Dance Dance Practitioner

Company: Royal Academy of Dance

Location: London and Essex

Level: Independent Contractor

Salary: £45 per hour inclusive of planning and delivery | £5 travel support per session delivered in schools or to youth groups

Contract Type: Independent Contractor

Closing Date: 18 Mar 24

Job Description:

A great opportunity for a Step into Dance Dance Practitioner to work with local schools and youth groups. The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is a global leader in dance education and training.

Our mission is to inspire the world to dance. With a brand new purpose-built global headquarters in Wandsworth / Battersea, London, the RAD has a presence in 85 countries and 36 offices around the world.

Established in 1920, the RAD was granted a Royal Charter in 1935. The RAD is a registered charity, a higher education establishment and an awarding body. As a Step into Dance Dance Practitioner, you will plan and deliver a range of weekly dance sessions to schools as part of the Step into Dance programme.

As the most visible presence of Step into Dance for our students, our Dance Practitioners must embrace the values of the programme and inspire their students to find enjoyment in their dance experiences and to challenge them to improve in their individual abilities.

As a Dance Practitioner, you will act as a liaison between the Nominated School Teacher and the Step into Dance Team to enable the improvement of the Step into Dance programme in their schools. You will maintain a full knowledge of the whole Step into Dance programme and stay abreast of any changes and developments in order to encourage students and the schools to take up a range of opportunities. You will also act as ambassadors for the Step into Dance programme promoting its aims and values of connecting young people with dance across London and Essex.

A Step into Dance Dance Practitioner should have:

  • Recognised dance teaching qualification or teacher training OR Professional dance experience.
  • Experience of planning, delivering and evaluating high quality dance classes, workshops and projects for young people aged 11 to school leaving age using a range of teaching strategies to meet individual student needs - Awareness of and commitment to safe practice in dance teaching.
  • The ability to maintain a commitment to teach dance sessions weekly during term time after the school day and/or during the school day through the academic year. - Effective communication skills for working with young people.
  • An interest and ability to engage and motivate students with little or no dance experience.

Please note that we are desperately looking for practitioners in Essex, along with London. Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We encourage and welcome applications from people with a disability, people from minority ethnic backgrounds, and people from the LGBTQIA+ community. Please let us know if you have any access needs for the interview.