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Dance Instructor

Smooth Style Morristown, NJ
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Medical, 401k


Leadership and Visioning

§ Plan and teach lessons that inspire and motivate students to their maximum potential. Motivate and inspire all associated with the studio to deliver our Mission Statement through all communications and in every interaction.

§ Establish the priorities of the studios in partnership with relevant programs to ensure progress is made towards achieving the Mission, Vision and goal of each individual student. Ensures the daily operations of the studio are on track against these priorities. Makes adjustments as needed.

§ Provide overall leadership and is accountable for the health and vitality of the studio including the studio’s dance standard and financial well-being including having overall accountability for ensuring that goals are developed and managed.

Staff Leadership

§ Provide leadership, direction, inspiration and follow-thru for students on all matters related to studio operations, including attending weekly staff meetings and dance sessions.

§ Responsible for the follow-thru and implementation of operations and decisions of studio and FADS.

§ Sets lesson plans as priorities according to the Mission and Vision of the studio.

§ Attend staff reviews, set dance goals and business goals and revise continuously. Perform as a cohesive part of the FADS team.


§ Effectively communicate the vision and mission of the studio, along with the studio’s goals and objectives through teaching, leading and guiding individual students.

§ Effectively communicate with the surrounding staff, management, students, and general public to ensure a smooth flow of information amongst everyone while also ensuring all studio activities and schedule are well coordinated

§ Provide communication in a way that promotes leadership and direction for the studio staff and students daily and by perpetrating the ideas of the daily staff meeting

§ All communications foster a sense of community and unity

§ Engage in personal growth (both dancing and business) so communication can be evolving amongst the entire staff and management

§ Study at a consistent depth for adequate teaching and performing in ballroom dancing. This studying promotes new and exciting communication among both students and staff.

Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Education Required

§ High school graduate a must; College graduate is preferred. Military experience can be beneficial instead of the above.

§ Leadership capabilities in developing the overall health and wellness of a student body and studio as demonstrated by the ability to have a clear vision and understanding of the FADS system and requirements.

§ Gives and demonstrated excellence in lesson preparation, leadership, and teaching.

§ Deals well with conflict. Has the ability to unite the studio; not divide it. Understands that, when teaching the general public, one must honor and respect differing opinions and beliefs. Able to create a common vision that encompasses differences of beliefs held by students and staff.

§ Compassionate and caring person

§ Ability to connect with and relate well to youth, young adults, older adults and seniors

§ An effective communicator who has a sense of humor and functions well in a team environment.

§ Requires business management skills (establish and manage budget, handle administrative and operational aspects of running a studio.). Especially for advancement beyond teaching.


§ Displays an open mind when discussing aspects of the FADS system (not rigid or closed minded)

§ Displays kindness, compassion and sincerity – values relationships for the sake of relationships, not as a means to an end

§ Self-actualized and independent leader who acts with confidence and a sense of humility – not motivated for personal agenda or power reasons

§ Is very enthusiastic and has a positive, optimistic, can-do attitude; able to energize others

§ Displays a high degree of honesty and integrity

§ Does not display any behavior that could impair effectiveness

Accepts Requirements of the Role

§ Willingness to be available at all hours of the day and night. This is not a 9-5 job. It is a career that requires commitment (working weekends, evenings) and the willingness to put students above others

§ Willingness to be creative in how to achieve the work of the studio – rather than focusing on what we don’t have, focus on what we do have and how to leverage

§ Normal work week can sometimes require upwards of 55 hours

§ Willingness to engage in the FADS community and to represent the studio to the community.

Smooth Style

Why Work Here?

Enriching Lives Through Dance, Paid Training, Great Benefits, Growth Opportunities, Compete Professionally, Perform Shows, Travel

Our company began when Mr. Fred Astaire co-founded a chain of dance studios under his name, to make sure that his dance techniques could be preserved and passed onto the public... and on March 7th, 1947, the first Fred Astaire Dance Studio opened, at 487 Park Avenue in New York City. Since then, our network of worldwide dance studios has produced a wealth of amateur and professional dancers, who are the living embodiment of Fred Astaire’s style and grace. And since 1947, we have had the honor & privilege of improving the lives of our students, staff and everyone who is associated with our company, through the joy of lifelong dancing! Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Morristown opened its doors in July 2007 under the direction of National Dance Board Member Gabriela Jileva. On going training and development, in business and dance, has lead to explosive growth in the company. We are currently accepting applications to add the to the award winning team. Fred Astaire Dance Studio instructors are gifted dance educators who hail from all over the world. Many have Fine Arts degrees and are actively-competing, award-winning professional dancers. Our dance instructors complete the rigorous work required to become certified in the Fred Astaire Curriculum, a teaching method that not only teaches the mechanics of partner dancing, but also presents the building blocks of how people ABSORB and RETAIN information. This program ensures a consistent, high-level of dance instruction because it teaches in a way that people naturally learn! Our proprietary dance curriculum is also continuously reviewed by world-famous former dance champions and registered judges on the Fred Astaire National Dance Board, to ensure only the finest, most up-to-date programs for our students.


140 Morris Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
Morristown, NJ


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