"Be who you needed when you were younger."

At DFD, we look for more than just experience. Of course, we want our teachers to be trained, well-rounded dancers, but more importantly, we look for those who are thoroughly invested in our mission. Our teachers are passionate about working with children and teens to help shape the future of not only their artistic abilities but also the growth of their confidence and personal enrichment. As a DFD Instructor you’re not just a dance teacher – you’re a coach and a mentor.

Instructor Responsibilities

As an instructor, you would be responsible for teaching three back-to-back classes 1-2 nights a week, with students ranging from 7 to 18 years of age. The time commitment would be 3-6 hours of teaching time per week. Apart from the training period, you would be instructing the classes independently, but choreography and/or creative direction would be provided to you. You would also be responsible for keeping up with the curriculum and reporting to the Director on students’ progress. Currently, we’re a small school, but a small size also means greater opportunities. It’s not only a chance to mentor students through something you love, but also a chance to work in an entrepreneurial, small business environment and build your network in various dance communities. As a team, we're a tight knit group that supports each other in our work both at DFD and outside of it. We see ourselves as staff members who not only serve our students, but also our communities, and each other.

This is a part-time, paid position.


  • Experience dancing competitively

  • Training in at least one of the following dance styles preferred: Indian Classical, Hip Hop, or Folk (Bhangra/Garba etc.)

  • Regular access to a car

  • 18 years or older


At DFD, we recruit teachers on a rolling basis so applicants are welcome to apply at anytime. 

Application Process:

  • Application submission (includes audition video)

  • Phone screen   

  • In-person interview with Director

  • CORI background check

  • 1-3 month training depending on experience level

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