Teacher Assistant Program

In its 6th season at Colorado Ballet Society, the Teacher Assistant Program is designed for dancers who aspire to pursue dance instruction in the future.

 

Students are mentored by our faculty to learn

  • Classroom management

  • Execution of a syllabus

  • An introduction to child development 

 

Teacher Assistants gain valuable production and performance experience. As maturing dance students, we give them opportunities to develop responsibility and time management skills in a supportive environment.

 

Requirements: 

  • Dancers must be Intermediate, 4-8

  • Danced with Colorado Ballet Society for one or more years 

 

Dancers can assist our faculty in the following classes:

  • Sparkle Dance program for children ages 2.5-5 years old

  •  Children's Division classes:

    • Ballet

    • Tap

    • Contemporary/Jazz

    • Acro

    • Hip Hop

    • Broadway

  • Some Primary Division Classes for Ballet​

Teacher Assistant Program Expectations:

  • Your commitment is for a 34-week school year, September 5th – May 27th

  • If your schedule does not allow for this time commitment, you must inform us on this application or ASAP.

  • You are expected to inform us of any absences effecting your TA assignment.

    • Too many absences may result in dismissal from the TA program.

  • Dancers must wear a modest, solid colored leotard to class. Bottoms and footwear must match the style of the class.

  • You are committing to all designated meetings once a month from 8:15-8:45 AM.

  • If you are assigned to a Sparkle or Level 1a class, you are committing to perform onstage with your class during Dress
    Rehearsals and Performances.

  • You are committing to assisting as backstage crew, lobby help, or backstage helpers for Holiday Showcase on
    December 10th and 11th, 2022, as well as the Primary Division Performances on May 19
    th and 20th, 2023. This means a commitment to all Dress Rehearsals and Performances on those dates.

  • You are committing to instructional training with Colorado Ballet Society faculty.

  • It is expected that you will be prepared for the class you are assisting by:

    •  Moving barres as necessary.

    • Ensuring props/stars are ready to go.

    • Turning on/adjusting music as needed.

    • Confirming that the attendance has been completed.

    • Fill out a timecard each time you assist or work with faculty.

New Teacher Assistant Program Rewards

Rewards are based on cumulative hours starting from the 22-23 season until the dancer chooses to leave the TA program. Recorded hour rewards will be given at the end of the year party if a rewards tier is met.

  • Perfect Attendance Award

    • ​$40 in Ballet Bucks to be used toward tuition or at the Ballerina Boutique

  • Good Attendance Award (>90%)

    • ​$25 in Ballet Bucks to be used toward tuition or at the Ballerina Boutique

  • Super Sub!

    • ​$10 in Ballet Bucks each time the TA is the lead teacher for the entire class.

  • 200 Recorded Hours – Diamond Certificate

    • ​Name, head shot, and biography on Colorado Ballet Society’s website

    • $100 in Ballet Bucks to be used toward tuition or at the Ballerina Boutique

    • Goodie bag

  • 150 Recorded Hours – Platinum Certificate​​

    • $75 in Ballet Bucks to be used toward tuition or at the Ballerina Boutique

    • Goodie Bag

  • 100 Recorded Hours – Gold Certificate

    • ​$50 in Ballet Bucks to be used toward tuition or at the Ballerina Boutique

  • 50 Recorded Hours Per Year – Silver Certificate

    • ​$25 in Ballet Bucks to be used toward tuition or at the Ballerina Boutique

  • 25 Recorded Hours Per Year – Bronze Certificate

    • ​$15 in Ballet Bucks to be used toward tuition or at the Ballerina Boutique

2021-2022 Teacher Assistants:

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