The Teacher Assistant Program is designed to provide students with the ability to learn more about dance through assisting core instructors with teaching. By working at a level lower than their own, dancers improve the basic foundations of their own technique. At the same time, they have the experience of working with children under the tutelage of an experienced professional core instructor.
Greater York Dance uses the “team teaching” concept (Together Everyone Achieves More). This means that student assistants and teachers work hand in hand in teaching students. It is a coordinated effort as everyone joins to serve.
If the student assistant has followed all policies regarding dress, behavior, etc., a discount will be applied to their dance account near the end of the season. Students not enrolled in classes at Greater York Dance who want to student assist may do so voluntarily. Assistants must follow dress code. Prior training is required.