Assistant Teacher Program

Studio J Assistant Teacher Program (SJ ATP)

Studio J's Assistant Teacher Program is an excellent way for our dancers to be more involved with dance in a different way.  Our training program is a way to help them develop both dance and life skills. Our trainees will:

  • experience dance from a different angle;
  •  enhance overall dance knowledge;
  • improve personal technical understanding; 
  • gain the ability to break down and communicate the “how and why” of the movement;
  • learn notation and documentation methods;
  • develop leadership and mentoring skills;
  • manage and lead a class and/or group;
  • see value in all students, regardless of level; 
  • receive an overall introduction to education from a teacher perspective;
  • develop potential to make teaching a career.

SJ ATP Eligibility 

Our program has three levels. Junior Assistant, Assistant, and Intern. The studio director and assistant director will place each dancer into their position based on age and experience. To join the program, students must: 

  • be at least the minimum age; 10 years old
  • must be able to attend training on August 18th and August 25th 4:00pm-5:30pm
  • have at least 2 years of class participation at Studio J.
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 2 classes per week (at least 1 ballet class is required) 
  • commit to the entire season (September through May)
  • agree to all program requirements and expectations 
  • acquire parent or guardian approval for both program participation and the time commitment required
  • maintain academic grades at a level required by the parent or guardian
  • submit an application signed by both the student and his/her parent or guardian