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Dance Instructor 2022 

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About the Organization Traditional, hardworking, family-oriented - the cornerstones of Midwestern culture are alive and well, but there's something a little different about Kaukauna. Time-honored values are counterbalanced by an open-minded approach to problem-solving, identifying solutions, and planning for the future. While the city supports a simple life - sweet and uncomplicated - the door remains open for 'the simple life' to evolve with each generation.

Today, the City of Kaukauna is home to over 16,000 people with its own full-time Police, Fire and Rescue services and a municipally owned electric and water utility - Kaukauna Utilities. Kaukauna boasts a 350-acre Industrial Park Network, complete with rail and heavy truck access.

Beyond playgrounds, parks and trails, Kaukauna is a 'Bird City' with more than 450 acres of protected greenspace and popular public nature programming, including Eagle Days. Our proximity to the Fox River affords our residents with numerous recreational opportunities such as the Historic Grignon Mansion, the 1000 Islands Environmental Center, sports fields, a public swimming pool, and a public library.

City-sponsored events held in the Central Business District include a weekly outdoor music series - Live! from Hydro Park, Fox Firecracker 5k Run/Walk, and the Downtown Farmer's Market June through October. With such a variety of activities available, it should not come as a surprise that Kaukauna is also known as 'The Friendly City.'

Position Dance Instructor  




Under the supervision of the Recreation Director (or His/Her Designee), instructs students in recreational dance lessons. This position is a part-time; seasonal position.


  1. Instructs participants in various genres of dance including tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, etc.
  2. Maintains a professional, courteous and friendly demeanor at all times while working with participants, parents and other Recreation Department Staff.
  3. Selects, with approval from the Recreation Director (or His/Her Designee), appropriate costumes and music.
  4. Prepares genre, age and ability appropriate choreography for each class.
  5. Through the use of choreographed routines explains and demonstrates genre, age and ability appropriate dance principals. Drills students in execution of dance steps.
  6. Prepares written choreography and/or lesson plans designed to be used by a substitute instructor in the event of illness or absence. Written choreography/lesson plans must be submitted to the Recreation Director (or His/Her Designee) on a monthly basis for review and approval of compensation (for choreography).
  7. Assists Recreation Department Office Staff with the administration and collection of payments for registration, shoes, costumes, retail orders, fundraisers, photos, etc.
  8. Proposes class/student changes to Recreation Department Office Staff to ensure students are placed in the correct classes for their age and abilities.
  9. Assists Recreation Department Office Staff with the preparation of the end of the season dance recital including but not limited to shoes, costumes, ticket sales, music selection and preparation, revue line-up, student supervision, decorations, rehearsals, volunteer coordination, etc.
  10. Directs, with the assistance of the Recreation Department staff, rehearsals and the recital.
  11. Attends staff meetings as scheduled by the Recreation Director (or His/Her Designee).
  12. Maintains attendance records for each class.
  13. Reads weekly announcements in binder, relays appropriate information to participants and families through verbal announcements and written handouts, and responds to the Recreation Office with questions and feedback as appropriate.
  14. Submits biweekly time sheets and other administrative paperwork.
  15. Other Duties as Assigned by the Recreation Director (or His/Her Designee).



Position Requirements



Dance Instructors must possess…

  1. considerable knowledge of various forms, genres and styles of dance. (Formal dance education, experience and certification are heavily preferred).
  2. ability to choreograph creative, age and ability appropriate routines.
  3. considerable knowledge of the various learning styles, needs and preferences of children.
  4. ability to administer effective and appropriate behavioral discipline.
  5. ability to choose age and genre appropriate music for routines.
  6. working knowledge of and ability to use various audio equipment and media.
  7. great preparation and planning skills.
  8. ability to consistently meet deadlines.
  9. great written, oral and non-verbal communication skills.
  10. ability to receive, read, respond, compose and send emails and texts in a timely fashion.
  11. ability to receive and respond to voicemail in a timely fashion.
  12. ability to grow knowledge, skills and abilities essential to dance instructors.
  13. ability to show patience, empathy and understanding for participants, parents and coworkers.
  14. ability to establish and maintain effective public and working relationships.


  1. Ability to stoop, kneel, climb, bend, lift, push and pull up to 50 pounds.
  2. Ability to sustain prolonged visual concentration.
  3. Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift Various Shifts  
Compensation 2022 Common Council Approved Wage Scale:$23.69 - Entry$25.13 - 2nd year$26.58 - 3rd yearPlus clothing and shoe allowances.  
Benefits Pellion Social Security Alternative Plan.  
Open Date 7/19/2022  
Close Date  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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