Teacher Assistant Program

In its 5th 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 B-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 Studio Division Classes for Ballet​

Teacher Assistant Program Expectations:

  • Your commitment is for a 44-week school year, August 9 – July 16. 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.

  • Your uniform dress code and skirt are required for all ballet classes you are assisting. For all other classes, please wear appropriate dress code requirements.

  • You are committing to all designated meetings, once a month from    8:15-8:45 AM. Calendar of meeting dates is provided. 

  • You are committing to all dress rehearsals and performances for the classes you are assisting.

  • You are committing to assisting as backstage crew, lobby help, or backstage helpers for Holiday Showcase on December 11th
    and 12th, as well as the Children’s Division Performances on June 11th and 12th, 2022. 

  • 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:

    • Confirming that the rosters are completed

    • Moving barres as necessary

    • Ensuring props/stars are ready to go

    • Turning on music if needed

    • Helping with any additional tasks instructors may request

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

Teacher Assistant Program Achievements:

  • 120 Recorded Hours Per Year- Gold Certificate

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

    • $60 in Ballet Bucks to be used toward tuition or at the Ballerina Boutique

    • End of the year Pizza Party

  • 80 Recorded Hours Per Year- Silver Certificate

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

    • End of the year Pizza Party

  • 40 Recorded Hours Per Year- Bronze Certificate

    • $20 in Ballet Bucks to be used toward tuition or at the Ballerina Boutique

    • End of the year Pizza Party

2020-2021 Teacher Assistants: