Opportunity Details

Arts & Culture
Families, Low-income communities

Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:18+

Volunteer Dance Instructor

Our Organization

5th Element Center for Dance is a nonprofit dance studio that provides dance, academic, and social emotional resources to youth in Aurora, CO with no cost barrier. Our mission is to foster personal & artistic development through the hip hop arts for youth to grow into compassionate, knowledgeable, and expressive artists who are connected to themselves & their communities. We envision a society in which the waves of culture and the arts have uplifted the expression of the most historically silenced people. 


We are looking for passionate dance instructors to join our community at 5th Element Center for Dance. You will be responsible for teaching students in engaging virtual dance classes and/or workshops. This involves sharing theory and practice of your dance style to students.

If you love dance and enjoy working with people of all ages, we encourage you to apply.


  • Communicating with a diverse group of students

  • Engaging, encouraging, and motivating students to reach their goals

  • Choreographing combos and selecting music for classes and/or workshops

  • Provide a fun and creative and safe — physical, emotional, and psychological — environment virtually

  • Show respect for all students

  • Offer challenges that will raise students to the next level

  • Help everyone, regardless of ability level, feel included

  • Lead a safe warm-up prior to dance class to minimize the risk of injury and facilitate good practice

  • Explain and demonstrate individual movements, sequences, and concepts to dance students

  • Provide both leadership and vision in teaching techniques, theory, and performance

  • Educate students about the background of the dance form that they are learning, by providing them with historical and cultural references


  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Dedication and passion for dancing

  • Energetic, driven, creative, and dependable character

  • Demonstrate patience and leadership skills

  • Previous teaching experience is preferred

Service as a volunteer with 5th Element Center for Dance is voluntary without remuneration.

For more information, please contact Janei Maynard at janei@fifthelementdance.org

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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2020

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