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Dance Instructor Volunteer

April 5, 2024 at 8:33:30 PM

Published Date:

2163 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA


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6 months

Afterschool Program


Volunteer Title: Dance Instructor

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Program: Afterschool Program

Hours: 4 hours per week on weekday, between 4 pm to 6 pm ET

Days: 2 days per week

Start Date: As soon as possible

Welcome to I'RAISE Volunteer Opportunity Page!

Hello! We are I'RAISE, a non-profit organization in New York City. We focus on mental health advocacy/services + program, and academic enrichment program at underserved NYC schools!

Our Empire Afterschool Program is currently looking for fantastic volunteers to join our Afterschool program in Brooklyn, New York, for 4 hours per week. An an Instructor Volunteer, you will work with our children (pre-k to 5th grade), and helping to build a positive and inclusive fun learning environment.

Dance Instructor Volunteer Responsibilities:

  1. Lead Dance Classes: Plan and lead dance classes for students of varying ages and skill levels, focusing on a variety of dance styles such as ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, or cultural dances.

  2. Teach Fundamental Techniques: Instruct students on fundamental dance techniques, including posture, alignment, footwork, coordination, rhythm, and expression, using age-appropriate teaching methods and exercises.

  3. Choreograph Dance Routines: Choreograph dance routines, combinations, and sequences for students to learn and perform, incorporating elements of creativity, storytelling, and musicality.

  4. Provide Individualized Instruction: Provide one-on-one or small group instruction to students who may need extra assistance or want to focus on specific areas of dance technique or performance.

  5. Promote Creative Expression: Encourage creative expression and self-confidence through dance, allowing students to explore movement, improvisation, and personal style in a supportive and inclusive environment.

  6. Prepare for Performances: Assist students in preparing for dance performances, showcases, recitals, or competitions, guiding them through rehearsals, costume fittings, and stage presentations.

  7. Offer Positive Feedback: Offer positive feedback, encouragement, and constructive criticism to students during dance classes and rehearsals, helping them to improve their skills and grow as dancers.

  8. Demonstrate Dance Etiquette: Model dance etiquette, professionalism, and respect for fellow dancers, instructors, and the art form, instilling values of discipline, dedication, and teamwork in young performers.

  9. Ensure Safety: Ensure the safety and well-being of students during dance activities by providing proper instruction, supervision, and guidance, and addressing any safety concerns or risks.

Dance Instructor Volunteer Qualifications:

  1. A passion for dance and a desire to share your expertise with young dancers.

  2. Proficiency in dance techniques, styles, and choreography, with teaching or performing experience preferred.

  3. Previous experience teaching, coaching, or working with youth, especially in a dance or performing arts setting, is preferred but not required.

  4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and motivate students of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

  5. Patience, empathy, and a genuine interest in supporting the artistic, physical, and emotional development of youth.

  6. Must complete DOE School Fingerprint ($105)

  7. Must complete OCFS Fingerprint + Medical Clearance ($70+). Clearance timeline takes up to 3 weeks or more. Costs are not covered by our organization.

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Gain valuable teaching and mentoring experience in a youth dance program setting.

  • Make a meaningful impact on students' lives by fostering their love for dance and helping them develop confidence, creativity, and self-expression through movement.

  • Enhance your own dance skills and choreographic abilities while sharing your passion with others.

  • Join a supportive and collaborative community of educators, volunteers, and staff members dedicated to enriching students' afterschool experiences.

How to Apply:

Please complete our Volunteer Application Form:

Have questions? Please email our HR Team at 


About I'RAISE:

I'RAISE Girls & Boys International Corporation is a heartfelt haven founded in 2012 by the visionary Chief Executive Officer, Shanequa Moore. As a beacon of hope and resilience, we stand tall as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, proudly led by individuals from BIPOC and women communities. Since our inception, we have woven a tapestry of support, dedication, and transformation that defines who we are.

I’RAISE is not just an organization; it is a promise to make a difference in the lives of families. We are the guardians of youth, catalysts for community restoration, and architects of improved quality of life for minority children and families. Our purpose is etched in the very fabric of our holistic programs that commit to the well-being and empowerment of every child.

RAISE, EMPOWER, AND INSPIRE EVERY CHILD is not just a mantra; it's our guiding vision since 2012. We aspire to elevate self-esteem and self-worth, ensuring that every child, irrespective of background, finds success and progress in all facets of life

Join us in this journey of compassion, empowerment, and transformation. Together, we can rewrite the narrative for every child, building a future where potential knows no bounds.



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