Work Experience Program

APPLY TO BE A STUDENT TEACHER:

- Make a difference in other people's lives

- Build confidence and empowerment 

- Develop leadership skills

- Receive loads of personal and professional development

- Gain ability to adapt to situations and think on your feet

- Gain effective communication skills

- Receive compulsory training and a handbook

- Have the opportunity to perform on stage with your students (if approved).

 

REQUIREMENTS OF A STUDENT TEACHER:

  1. Dance at Backstreet for at least 6 months
  2. Minimum age is 12 years old
  3. You MUST be very confident in your own dancing – because students look up to you!!
  4. Intermediate to advanced level of dance skill/ability
  5. Love of children
  6. Not have any visible tattoos or multiple piercings
  7. A positive attitude
  8. Responsible and Punctual
  9. Maturity (professional)
  10. Willing to learn and take direction from your Teacher/Director
  11. Be willing to interact with your students before, during and after class
  12. Personal pride in your own appearance (remember you are a role model for these children)
  13. Commitment to your allocated class – every week where possible
  14. Commitment to attend compulsory training sessions and meetings with the Director

NOTE: You will only be allocated a class that you have experience in eg. If you learn jazz, you will only be allocated a jazz class. If you learn hip hop, you will only be allocated a hip hop class. If you have experience in all styles, you could be allocated any class you choose.

 

STUDENT TEACHERS WILL LEARN:

- Professionalism (inside and outside the studio)

- Representing Backstreet

- Being a positive role model

- Dance Safety

- Building confidence in yourself

- Building confidence in your students

- Basic Discipline and Behaviour Strategies

- The importance of line up before class and how to do so

- Connecting with students and Parents

 

UPON COMPLETION STUDENT TEACHERS RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT:

- outlining 3 areas you did great at

- outlining an area you could work on for next time

 

DOWNLOAD THE STUDENT TEACHER APPLICATION FORM HERE for Term 4, 2021

Term 4 Production Date: Sunday 28th November 2021

 

PROCESS OF APPLYING TO BE A STUDENT TEACHER

1. Complete the Application Form and submit by the end of week 1 of the term

2. Receive news if you have secured a spot as a Student Teacher - week 2.

3. Receive your Work Experience Agreement and name badges- week 2.

4. Return your signed Agreement.

5. Attend Compulsory Training.

6. Start your Work Experience as outlined in your Agreement - approx week 2 or 3 of the term.

 

STUDENT TEACHER TRAINING - COMPULSORY!!

Term 4, 2021:  Friday 15th October from 3.30pm to 4.30pm (do your best coming straight from school to start on time)

YOU CAN ONLY ATTEND THIS MEETING IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED CONFIRMATION AND RECEIVED/SIGNED YOUR AGREEMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

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