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The SKY Family YMCA Dance Instructor - Franz Ross Location in Port Charlotte, Florida


Under the guidance of the Program Director, the Dance Instructor teaches the dance classes. The instructor is responsible for planning, organizing, and documenting each lesson.


  • Organizes, plans, and executes all activities for enrolled children.

  • Prepare for special program presentations.

  • Monitors the area at all times to ensure safety, and immediately makes changes as necessary.

  • Provides a positive environment for all participants, and actively encourages participation to ensure growth and development.

  • Exemplifies appropriate behavior and is a role model for participants; actively listens to all children and shows patience, understanding, and respect for others.

  • Instructs and guides participants through the rules of the program and ensures adherence; disciplines children within established guidelines of the YMCA and parent, and only when appropriate.

  • Exercises effective problem solving techniques, tackles issues directly and makes timely decisions based upon logical conclusions of factual information

  • Ensures that the Association provides its services with sensitivity to the cultural differences that are present among the Association?s employees, clients, members, and volunteers

  • Immediately reports all unusual incidents or accidents to the Program Director, and fills out all applicable and necessary reports.

  • Records daily attendance and maintains accurate and complete records.

  • Ensures the classroom is neat, orderly and free of all safety impediments.

  • Develops and fosters interpersonal relationships between participants, and is pro-active creating an environment of cooperation, friendliness, and helpfulness towards staff and customers.

  • Develops and maintains age appropriate activities.

  • Ensures all necessary supplies are on hand and well maintained at all times.

  • Attend scheduled staff meetings.

  • Responsible for upholding all staff safety requirements including cleaning protocols throughout the day, as required by my department.

  • All other duties as required and necessary


  • Successfully complete State of Florida Criminal History Background Check requirements as well as meet the Association?s policies on background screening

  • Prior experience working with children

  • Enthusiasm for the sport of dance and children.

  • Ability to adhere to drug/alcohol/smoke free workplace policy

  • Able to maintain confidentiality


  • CPR and First Aid Certifications required

  • Completion of YMCA Blood Borne Pathogens Training

  • Completion of YMCA Child Sexual Abuse Prevention class

  • Staff Safety Requirements/Cleaning Protocols

  • Additional training classes as recommended by Supervisor