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Dance Instructor

Dance Instructor

St. Paul, AB 

Position type: Independent Contract, part-time

Language: English

Compensation: $20 – $50 per hour CAD – negotiable, upon relevant experience and qualifications. Travel expenses may be considered. 

Closing date: Until suitable applicant is found

Start date: September 1, 2021

About the Position: 

Located approximately 200 km Northeast of Edmonton and 160 km Northwest of Lloydminster, the St. Paul & District Arts Foundation operates out of its home, the Maggie Porozni Foundation for the ARTS Building. The building includes a gallery, 2 dance studios, vocal studio, art room, Artist in Residency room, office, and waiting room. The St. Paul & District Arts Foundation is a registered charity and arts education centre focused on youth in St. Paul and surrounding areas. We provide educational programming in visual, theatrical, dance, music, circus, and literary arts. We are committed to the presence and contributions of all persons regardless of age, culture, abilities, bodies, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation and gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, or socioeconomic status. 

Mandate: To advance education by providing structured programs regarding visual, theatrical, dance, music, and literary arts, and by providing opportunities for students to publicly exhibit and present their skills; To advance the public’s appreciation of the arts by providing high-quality artistic performance in public venues accessible to members of the community; and To undertake activities ancillary and incidental to the aforementioned charitable purposes. 


  • Fairness – We demonstrate diversity, equity, and accessibility in our programs and operations.
  • Creativity – We encourage and support artistic curiosity, courage, and imagination.
  • Community – We work in service to our community, by reaching out, building relationships, and providing programs that are inclusive.
  • Education – We provide opportunities for learning and opportunities for teaching. Vision We bring community together to make art happen. 

Mission: Providing a home for making, learning, and appreciating art in all its forms.

Responsibilities and Duties

The Instructor will perform the following, including but not limited to:

  • Supporting the St. Paul & District Arts Foundation mandate, mission, values, and vision.
  • Working collaboratively with the board of directors, artistic directors, other instructors, and members of our artistic community
  • Planning, organizing and delivering a high quality non-competitive dance program (including, but not limited to dance styles such as ballet and hip-hop)
    • Note: Competitive programming may be offered, dependent upon parent/student request. Our demographic has primarily expressed a preference for non-competitive and/or performance based programming. 
  • Leading participants of all ages through a fun, safe, and educational dance experience. 
  • Keeping current with industry trends and class formats
  • Teaching 8 week short courses for adults and/or 30 class educational program to youth and adults (typically ages 4 – 17)
  • Teaching knowledge and skills in various dance styles
  • Providing individual and small-group instruction
  • Teaching to the needs of students with varying intellectual, physical, and artistic ability, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities.
  • Instructing students in proper form and safe techniques
  • Preparing students for public performances of choreographed dance
  • Providing a high level of front line customer service including greeting and engaging participants
  • Completing necessary administrative duties in a timely manner (e.g. attendance, incident/accident reports)
  • Maintaining a safe and tidy program space ensuring equipment is set-up and stored appropriately
  • Understanding, adhering to, and enforcing policies implemented by the St. Paul & District Arts Foundation
  • Performing any other duties as assigned by the board of directors

The number of hours per week is dependent on the availability of the instructor, the variety of dance styles the instructor is able to teach, and the enrollment of students in the classes. 

Note: The St. Paul & District Arts Foundation will be responsible for administrative tasks including, registration, communication to program participants, and advertising.

Minimum Requirements 

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Criminal Record check
  • Vulnerable Sector check
  • Ability to work onsite
  • Experience with teaching dance and/or performing professionally as a dancer
  • 5 years training in ballet

Experience and education are considered assets.

The ideal candidate will be able to work onsite and/or virtually as restrictions require. 


If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please email your cover letter and resume to . We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to sign a written employment contract.

If you have any questions, call us at 780-645-2781.