Teacher mentorship

Dance City’s Teacher Mentorship Program is the perfect personal development opportunity for dancers in our Competitive and Pre-Professional programs that are looking to take on a bigger role within the studio. Teacher Assistants, Helpers and Mentees-in-training are extremely important in the classroom, as it allows our dancers to have more hands-on training and corrections, and helps our classes run more smoothly.

Dance City’s Teacher Mentorship Program was developed and is run by Miss Nadine, and she is extremely proud of the impact this Program has made since it was launched. The Program focuses on developing our future leaders within the studio to become excellent teachers and role models both inside and out of the studio. Miss Nadine regularly works both one-on-one and in a group with the students in this Program, allowing her to build a connection with each student and, with the assistance of our dance educators, provide personalized feedback.

The Program aims to develop our future dance educators in a manner that maintains Dance City’s professional standards and execution. It includes training the students’ technical eye, behaviour, work ethic, tone of voice, presentation and role as a leader within the studio. It’s important to us that the standard of our dance education is maintained for all of our students, from our dance educators down to our teacher mentees-in-training. 

In addition to their teaching training, Miss Nadine works with the students in this Program to build confidence and develop skills to assist with their future employability. Program students become role models for our younger student to look up to, bringing them full circle into their new leadership roles within the studio. Four-hour training retreats are offered every two months to focus on setting goals and develop into their best selves.

Most importantly, our students have the opportunity to become part of a fantastic teaching family. We are truly honoured to be a part of their development and help make a difference in their lives.

Meet our Assistants

Miss Annika
Assistant

Miss Bailey
Assistant

Miss Haven
Assistant

Miss Keeley
Assistant

Miss Toveah
Assistant

Meet our Helpers

Miss Anna
Helper

Miss Annabel
Helper

Miss Ava
Helper

Miss Brooke
Helper

Miss Brooke
Helper

Miss Brooke
Helper

Miss Brooklynn
Helper

Miss Ellis
Helper

Miss Harlow
Helper

Miss Ivy
Helper

Miss Jaycee
Helper

Miss Jenaya
Helper

Miss Leah
Helper

Miss Mya
Helper

Miss Neldine
Helper

Miss Sara
Helper

Miss Sophia
Helper

Meet our Mentees-in-training

Miss Abbey
Mentee-in-training

Miss Addyson
Mentee-in-training

Mr Dan
Mentee-in-training

Miss Darcy
Mentee-in-training

Miss Eisha
Mentee-in-training

Miss Isabella
Mentee-in-training

Miss Jade
Mentee-in-training

Miss Jaiden
Mentee-in-training

Mr Kael
Mentee-in-training

Miss Lily
Mentee-in-training

Miss Maddie
Mentee-in-training

Miss Nikki
Mentee-in-training

Miss Paityn
Mentee-in-training

Miss Vyomini
Mentee-in-training

How it works

Dancers in this Program will…

  • Attend a 3.5-hour kick-off retreat at the beginning of the dance season
  • Attend mandatory personal development workshops every two months throughout the dance season to be inspired by amazing guest speakers, discuss how to provide the highest standards in dance educator and continuously progress as teaching staff at our studio
  • Train in the studio by shadowing our Dance Educators throughout the dance season
  • Be educated on Dance City’s values as well as teaching styles and techniques
  • Learn how to work with students of all levels and needs for various stages of development

After a year of shadowing Dance Educators, dancers may be selected to become a permanent member of our faculty as a Student Helper. Being a Student Helper may lead to being a Student Assistant, which may lead to a teaching career at Dance City as a Dance Educator!

Student Benefits

Students that participate in this Program will…

  • Learn what it means to be a leader both inside and outside the studio
  • Gain work experience that can be included on their resume
  • Be a role model everywhere you go (remember, as a Student Helper your reputation follows you everywhere — including social media!)
  • Be required to be responsible as you work with children
  • Be surrounded by a faculty of passionate Dance Educators and work in an amazing environment
  • Develop organizational and time management skills
  • Have the opportunity to take initiative and additional responsibility around the studio
  • Be a role model for hundreds of children in the Dance City family

Does this sound like the perfect opportunity that you can’t pass up on? Apply today! This Program starts at the start of the dance season each September.