dance instructor resume example with 6+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Retail Sales Associate versed in merchandising, display design and customer relations. Dynamic, nonsmoking professional with expertise caring for children, preparing wholesome meals. Flexible and willing to work nights, weekends and holidays. Provides educational and fun activities. Dedicated Assistant with established interpersonal skills.

Multi-talented Dance Instructor enthusiastic about making dance fun and engaging, while challenging students to try new styles and extend comfort zones. Accurate, assertive and adaptable person whose effective at multitasking in challenging situations and meeting critical deadlines.

  • Activities Planning
  • Social integration
  • Academic support
  • Teaching strategies
  • Safety understanding
  • Public speaking
  • Merchandising knowledge
  • Dispute mediation
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Cash handling accuracy
  • Relationship selling
  • Outgoing personality
  • Reading comprehension skills
  • Results-oriented
  • Sales development
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Sales expertise
  • Verbal/written communication
  • Accurate money handling
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Cash register operation
  • Customer service
  • Support services
  • Product and service understanding
09/2019 to Current
Dance Instructor City Of O'fallon O Fallon, MO,
  • Instructed groups of up to 20 dancers, with particular focus on Jazz, ballet and modern-contemporary movement.
  • Helped with coordination and administration of complete dance program.
  • Devised and directed group and individual dance performances.
  • Collaborated in team-based environment to uphold quality and continuity of service to all clients.
  • Provided individual instruction to students.
  • Coordinated supply inventory and maintained all facility equipment in good working order.
  • Upheld all studio guidelines and legal requirements.
  • Gave performances at events such as the December dance concert as paraprofessional dancer.
  • Planned classes focusing on instruction, demonstration and work time.
  • Established objectives for all lessons, modules and projects.
  • Evaluated student progress and adjusted learning plans to foster progress.
  • Learned valuable techniques from observing other instructors to use in future courses.
  • Developed guides and course materials focused on reinforcing lecture information and helping students learn.
  • Developed and deployed assessment strategies involving both oral and written approaches for optimal review of student abilities.
  • Built rapport with students and parents to increase success and parent engagement.
01/2016 to Current
Assistant Event Coordinator Vacasa Anacortes, WA,
  • Hosted 4 attendees during annual events.
  • Reviewed designs and maintained spreadsheets documenting vendor, facility and guest information.
  • Trained customer service, marketing, and sales teams for events.
  • Assisted with coordinating vendors, timelines and budgets for events.
  • Maintained close communication with clients to mitigate service issues.
  • Assisted with organizing venues, budgets, guest lists, catering and event timelines.
  • Attended and participated in industry events.
  • Assessed events planning services and related costs.
  • Monitored multiple databases to keep track of all company inventory.
03/2015 to Current
Occasional Babysitter The Jacksons City, STATE,
  • Planned fun excursions to enhance physical abilities and expose children to stimulating, educational activities.
  • Helped children complete homework and special assignments daily to support academic performance.
  • Provided children with nurturing, safe environments to promote emotional, social and intellectual growth.
  • Regulated children's schedules to balance rest, learning and play.
  • Monitored playtime to prevent overuse of technology, television or other detrimental influences.
  • Minimized TV and mobile device time by engaging children with games and reading books.
  • Safely transported children to range of extracurricular activities.
  • Helped with bathing, dressing, teeth brushing and diapering to promote healthy personal hygiene and good oral health.
  • Read variety of books to children to promote language development skills.
  • Discussed household rules, children's progress and routines with parents to foster stable and structured environment.
  • Kept environments safe at all times and removed hazards.
  • Developed lasting, professional relationships with families by encouraging open communication and delivering positive feedback.
  • Identified concerns and signs of emotional or developmental problems and discussed issues with management and families.
  • Read stories to children, facilitated discussions and tied books into learning opportunities.
01/2018 to 08/2019
Dress Specialist Davids Bridal City, STATE,
  • Negotiated and closed deals with minimal oversight.
  • Sold various products by explaining unique features and educating customers on proper application.
  • Kept apprised of emerging trends and provided informative customer service to assist in product selection.
  • Retained product, service and company policy knowledge to serve as resource for both coworkers and customers.
  • Arranged new merchandise with signage and appealing displays to encourage customer sales and move overstock items.
  • Built and maintained effective relationships with peers and upper management to drive team success toward common sales, service and operational goals.
  • Maintained knowledge of current promotions, exchange guidelines, payment policies and security practices.
  • Answered incoming telephone calls to provide information about products, services, store hours, policies and promotions.
  • Assisted customers by finding needed items and checking inventory for items at other locations.
  • Helped customers each day by responding to inquiries and locating products.
  • Assisted customers by finding needed items and checking inventory for items at other locations.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2017
High School Diploma:
Southfield Christian Highschool - Southfield ,
Expected in
Bachelor of Arts: Fine Arts And Dance
Wayne State University - Detroit, MI
  • Consistently received positive feedback from parents.
  • Met monthly sales goals for 5 months straight.
  • Documentation - reviewed and edited documents to keep staff informed on policies and procedures.
  • Process Improvement - Created new departmental procedures manual.Assessed organizational training needs.

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School Attended

  • Southfield Christian Highschool
  • Wayne State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Dance Instructor
  • Assistant Event Coordinator
  • Occasional Babysitter
  • Dress Specialist


  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor of Arts

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