The Allegro Dance Arts’ Class Demonstrator and Assistant Teacher Program is for the dancer who is serious about dance, has an interest in teaching and being an excellent role model for young children.
Typically, a class demonstrator starts to demonstrate for a class when she is 8-16 years old. She commits to help for the entire dance year, September through May. In some cases, a class demonstrator is asked to help with a class on stage during the recital, especially if the class is very young. As a role model, the demonstrator is expected to dress and behave appropriately. She is expected to arrive early, call in if she is sick, and love working with children.
Once a dancer has demonstrated for several years, she is eligible to become an assistant teacher. An assistant teacher is in high school or older. Over time, she is fully able to teach on her own, structure and lead a class, and knows how to teach the skills appropriate to an age group and level. An assistant teacher builds on the skills the learned as a demonstrator. She must take her job seriously.
In addition to completing an Class Demonstrator & Assistant Teacher Application, the dancer's primary teacher will need to give her a personal recommendation.