• Middle School Dance Teacher

    Job Locations US
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/9/2018 12:00 PM)
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  • Overview


    Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) is a non-profit charter school management organization designed to significantly increase college entrance and graduation rates for underserved students in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.

    Our mission at PUC Schools is to develop and manage high quality charter schools in densely populated urban communities with overcrowded and low achieving schools. We create school programs and cultures that result in college graduation for all students. We uplift and revitalize communities through the development of educational and other supportive partnerships.


    Job Purpose

    The ideal Dance Teacher wholeheartedly believes in and is passionate about the mission and commitments of PUC Schools and exhibits this through their development, reflection, execution of school culture, implementation of student rigor and proven results of student success.


    • Teaches knowledge and skills in dance. Teaching classes in the areas of contemporary dance, various levels of ballet, choreographing works for dance performances, beginning and intermediate jazz, dance appreciation, fitness, and supervising student choreography.
    • Exhibits student performances at school events
    • Lead and participate in school wide exhibition events
    • Provides artistic direction for dance performances
    • Knowledge of dance styles and historical works as well as contemporary styles
    • Fosters a safe and nurturing learning environment
    • Controls the storage and use of school-owned equipment and materials
    • Continuously builds professional knowledge
    • Organizes classroom systems/procedures and manages student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged in learning
    • Develops and maintains consistent lesson and unit plans which are aligned to national arts standards and common core standards for technical subjects
    • Develops instructional plans and organizes class time to provide a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and rehearsal
    • Develop curriculum for dance courses including a final project or exhibition of student work
    • Develop students’ dance appreciation and skills via standards based instruction
    • Engage in culturally responsive pedagogical practices to meet the needs of all students
    • Establishes an environment where students are excited about learning and preparing for college
    • Prepares lesson plans for substitutes
    • Builds strong relationships with students and parents
    • Communicates with parents/guardian on a regular basis
    • Provides continual assessment of student progress, maintain student records and portfolios, and complete assigned paperwork in provided timeframes
    • Conducts both student and teacher lead parent conferences
    • Collaborates with the resource specialist to meet the needs of all students
    • Attends and implements professional development training throughout and beyond the school year
    • Demonstrates support and knowledge of school’s goals and mission
    • Works with assistant principal and principal to ensure teaching methods are directed towards meeting and surpassing standards
    • Attends and participates in school-based meetings and activities
    • Is detail oriented when tracking students’ grades and attendance


    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
    • Master’s degree in subject matter field or Education is strongly preferred
    • Must possess a current California teaching credential or be enrolled in a credentialing/internship program at a college/university
    • Solid knowledge of subject matter, including California state standards, National Standards, & Common Core standards for technical subjects
    • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written)
    • Must be computer literate
    • Experienced in dance pedagogy and technique
    • In depth knowledge of a variety of dance styles and genres
    • Develops and maintain positive interactions with students and families
    • A willingness to work in a professional learning community (PLC) with the visual and performing arts department

    Salary & Benefits

    • Salary Scale for pay
    • Full benefits are offered (medical, dental, vision, and life)
    • Voluntary benefits are offered to all employees



    DISCLAIMER: This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required. Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this position description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between the Institution and its employees.


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