Job Summary
To provide dance instruction and skill development that allows self expression in a comfortable and safe environment.


  • Instructs safe and enjoyable age appropriate lessons that meet the needs of a variety of ages.
  • Prepares lesson plans based on program curriculum prior to the start of the program session.
  • Ensures supplies and equipment list is provided prior to start of session to the appropriate supervisor.
  • Ensures that the appropriate supplies and equipment are in place and operational before the start of each class.
  • Ensures that the supplies and equipment are cleaned and stored away at the end of the class.
  • Trains, oversees and evaluates assistant instructors or volunteers assigned to the program.
  • Interacts with the public and all internal staff to provide program information.
  • Adheres to all policy and safety guidelines as outlined in the Part Time Recreation Workers Handbook and all relevant policy and procedure manuals.
  • Performs administrative tasks necessary to support the program (i.e. attendance, incident and accident reports).
  • Follows the principles of Healthy Child Development (HIGH FIVE®) in the planning and delivery of programs.
  • Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to teach appropriate age group, demonstrated dance ability (audition), leadership training or volunteer experience.
  • Formal training and experience or post secondary qualifications in a related field is an asset.
  • Must produce original current Emergency First Aid certification as recognized by the WSIB.
  • Must possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario’s Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD). Applicants who meet all other qualifications and obtain a conditional job offer will be advised of PHCD course offerings in order to meet this qualification. 
  • Note: Must attend and successfully complete related mandatory and in-service training sessions.

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