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Dance Instructor

at City of Fort Collins

Posted: 7/28/2019
Job Reference #: 1673
Keywords: teaching

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Dance Instructor (Hourly)
REQUISITION #: req1673
DEPARTMENT: Recreation
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EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Fluctuating Hourly
HOURLY RATE: $18.00 - 24.00 per hour (based on relevant experience)
SELECTION PROCESS: Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on .
You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer background check and drug test required.


Dance instructors are responsible for the planning, preparation and instruction of dance classes, camps and/or programs for adults or children ages 4 -100 years


Essential Duties and Responsibilities The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.

  • Supervision of children and/or adult patrons

  • Planning and instruction of daily/weekly age appropriate dance classes for children and/or adults.

  • Preparation for and clean-up of activities and classroom space.

  • Greet children/parents and participants in a friendly manner.

  • Responsible for taking attendance at each class.

  • Knowledge of child/adult’s whereabouts at all times.

  • Responsible for class inventory and supply requests.

  • Must treat children/adults with respect in all areas including discipline.

  • Choreograph and teach routines

  • Monitor the progress of each patron and vary instruction to meet the needs of individuals.

  • Responsible for on-site communication with recreation center staff and relaying information back to the coordinator.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Must have experience working with children. Minimum age is 16.

Education and/or Experience

  • Must have experience working with children.

  • Previous dance (ballet, modern or other) teaching experience preferred.

  • A combination of experience and education may be considered.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

CPR and First Aid Certification must be acquired within one month of hire

Language Skills

Must be able to effectively give directions and able to relate to, teach adults and children between the ages of 4-100.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Ability to communicate instructions to children and adults, both verbally and by physical demonstration.

  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism at all times.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to crawl, kneel, jump, run stoop, crouch, reach with hands and arms. The employee must have the ability to lift up to 40 lbs., lead adults and children in extended periods of exercise and movement, must be able to control adults and children in an outdoor environment.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to various weather conditions including rain, snow, wind, hail and heat. The employee may be exposed to allergy causing conditions (i.e. cottonwood, dust, animals, etc.). The employee may be exposed to a variety of childhood illnesses. The noise level in the work environment can be at high extremes at times.

The employee should be flexible with the demands and interests of adults and children.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities. Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.

Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use: Because the possession and use of marijuana,

whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical

use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body. The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy. The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age 40 years or older, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by law. For the purpose of this City policy “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality.


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