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Thu, Sep 08


The Maryland Academy of Dance (OM)


Use this link to formally accept your seat in the 2022 - 2023 Dance STEP Training Program.

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Time & Location

Sep 08, 2022, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Maryland Academy of Dance (OM), 49 Gwynns Mill Ct, Owings Mills, MD 21117, USA

About the Event

We have partnered with Dance STEP International to level up our training program. This 6 Level course will become the blueprint for training leaders with-in our school! The Student Teacher Education Program (STEP) at The Maryland Academy of Dance is to Nurture a students' desire to teach.  We will help students identify the different aspects involved in being a Dance Educator. The Maryland Academy of Dance, STEP Program is for the student who has an interest in teaching, assisting and being an excellent role model for young children. We begin this journey around 11 - 18 years old. They commit to help for the entire dance school year, from September 2021 - June 2022 and into the Summer of 2022. A STEP STUDENT is required to assist a class on stage during a performance especially with the very young in age classes. As a role model, the Assistant Teacher must have a positive attitude and love working with ALL children. APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2022 MANDATORY TRAINING IF ACCEPTED: SEPTEMBER 8, 2022 | 5:30 - 9:00 PM

General Responsibilities • Must wear appropriate clothing for all classes. (Class uniform) • Hair neatly up in a bun • Arrive in a timely fashion to help younger students prepare for class. 15 mins before classes begin. • Take attendance at the beginning of class and update at the end. • Demonstrate proper technique, work ethic and character in and out of the classroom • Notify the director 2 weeks ahead if they will miss class. • Accompany students when they are leaving the classroom during class time. • Hand out and pack up props • Encourage students in class • Demonstrate each exercise with the teacher • Help the teacher with studio tidying • Complete all tasks your supervising teacher asks. • Help keep students on task and focused • Assist with basic maintenance/cleaning of the Studio • Assist with front desk task. Requirements/Expectations • Assistants are chosen based on class needs, students schedule, availability and character. • Good communication skills for interacting with students, teachers and occasionally parents. • Willing to take initiative with tasks that have been assigned. • Maintain a positive and friendly manner while present at the school, home and academically • Be a good role model for younger students by always being punctual and dressed correctly • Willingness to take direction and act on constructive feedback from the teacher. • GPA of 3.0 or higher

Parent Investment

Training Portal Access: $100 per year (September 2022 - June 2023)

STEP LEOTARD (Must be worn on working days): $50.00


$5.00 per hour Membership credit worked after 30 practical hours of assisting.


***Students who complete all 6 levels of training and show consistency and dedication at age 16 may be hired to teach/assist as an employee of The Maryland Academy of Dance. Assistant Teacher duties is considered a priority when social conflicts arise, i.e.  over slumber parties, birthday parties and other social activities that may coincide. Parents will be notified if expectations are not being met which may lead to loss of position.



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