Backstreet dance, Cairns

Work Experience

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.

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.
UPON COMPLETION

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
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

Fill our Application for Term 3, 2022 here.

Term 3 Production Date: Saturday 10th September 2022 @ Edge Hill State School

STUDENT TEACHER TRAINING – COMPULSORY!!

TERM 3 WORK EXPERIENCE DATES (All are compulsory if applying):

Training: You will be allocated to either Friday 29th July from 3.30pm to 4.30pm OR Friday 5th August 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Class Observation: Week of 1st August (you will be required to observe your allocated class and complete an observation form)

In Class Assisting: Start Week of 8th August for 4 weeks (arrive 30 mins prior to your allocated class and leave 15-20 mins after your class has finished)

Performance Approval: Week of 22nd August (to be approved for performing on stage with your class) A date/time will be allocated to you after you apply.

Rehearsals: Week of 5th September (refer to the rehearsal schedule online once released)

End of Term Performance: Saturday 10th September. View the Production schedule when released.