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Teacher Assistant Program

Hello Future Teachers!

We are so excited that you are interested in becoming a teacher’s assistant here at Fancy Feet Dance Academy. This is a big responsibility, but it is definitely a rewarding experience! You can put this as an experience on your resume and learn many tools that will help you in your teaching journey. Before we get started, we do need to go over some basics to make sure this program is right for you! This is a commitment, and we want to make sure you’re ready.

What will I gain from this program?

Teacher assistants will learn how to properly assist teachers in class as well as learn about all the work that comes with teaching. A part of the certification process will also include a CPR/First Aid course. Assistants will work on how to help keep students calm and attentive in class, how to keep a class flowing, how to assist at recitals, and some training for the future if they choose to become a dance teacher! Assistants will also receive a discount on boutique apparel and studio master classes.

How much of a commitment will this be?

After the assistants pass their initial First Aid and studio certification course, teacher assistants will be assigned one class per week to assist. This will be their class they help for the entire year including at recital. If assistants have to miss a class then they will learn about the responsibility of letting their mentor know and finding a sub (another teacher assistant). We will also have a monthly assistant meeting to check in with the assistants as well as go over materials that can help them to better assist their teacher.

Do I need to attend every assistant meeting?

Yes! This is where we check in and really talk with the assistants. If you cannot make it to a meeting, they will have to let their mentor know and schedule a private meeting to go over what they have missed.

Do I have a dress code?

Yes! Students get a teacher assistant shirt that they wear only for when they are assisting a class. They must wear black pants, proper shoes for the class, and a smile on their face.

Tentative Schedule For The Year

  • August 28th 3pm: Introduction to Assisting Powerpoint Review, Introductions with each other, Assignments for Class, Journal Handouts (Each keeps a journal to write about progress, choreography notes, notes for teaching in general)
  • September 25th 3pm: Safety In The Classroom Lecture, How Well Do You Know The Staff Game, Class Level Curriculum Overview
  • October 30th 3pm: Holiday Song Dances (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Etc.)
  • November 19th 3pm: Recital Tasks
  • December 11th 3pm: Studio Updates Overview: New Studio Policies, Recital in The Theatre, and More!
  • January 29th 3pm: Midyear Evaluation Meeting
  • February 26th 3pm: “Spread The Love” Dance Weekend Responsibilities
  • March 26th 3pm: Prepping For The Future!: Resume Building, Interviews, and More!
  • April 30th 3pm: Studio Anniversary Responsibilities
  • May 28th 3pm: Recital Overview and Tasks
  • June 10th 3pm: Final Recital Overview and Certification Of Year 1 Completion