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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Seasoned Dance Instructor offers top talents in interpretive movement, partner dance and individual dance. Creative and encouraging individual with 40+ years of experience instructing students on various dance styles and techniques through interaction and demonstration. Commended for high level of endurance and patient, calm demeanor.

Skills
  • Choreography and Routines
  • Audio Equipment Operation
  • Dance Program Development
  • Understanding of Posture
  • Lesson Planning
  • Performance Coordination
  • Ballroom Teaching Certification
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Individual and Group Instruction
  • Customer Service
  • Competition Experience
  • Safety Understanding
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Classroom and Time Management
  • Instructional Best Practices
  • Student Motivation
  • Ballroom Dance Instruction
  • Ballroom, Country, Latin, Ballet, Tap, Creative Movement instruction
  • Performance Background
  • Different Learning Styles
  • Community Outreach
  • Student and Parent Relations
Experience
03/2004 to Current Owner /Professional Dance Instructor Deni Danzco | City, STATE,
  • Worked with children of different ages and molded teaching methods to align with age and skill level.
  • Set pricing structures according to market analytics and emerging trends.
  • Directed implementation of strategic business plans to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Promoted business on social media platforms to maximize brand identity and generate revenue.
  • Assessed dancer strengths and developed choreography to highlight talent.
  • Maintained attendance, fees and rehearsal schedules for classes.
  • Coordinated and administered complete dance program.
  • Devised and directed group, couples and individual dance performances.
  • Upheld studio guidelines and legal requirements for dancer and staff protection.
  • Performed at different events as professional dancer.
  • Instructed groups of individual and coupled dancers in different dance styles.
  • Taught children/teens for Quinceaneras, Bat Mitzvahs, Bar Mitzvahs, and Jr. Cotillion.
  • Taught children and Adults ages 3 and above.
  • Prepared and delivered carefully-crafted lessons to introduce students to proper dance techniques and positions while building dance knowledge in the style being taught
  • Planned choreography for group performances and competitions.
  • Accommodated students with special needs by using different teaching styles, encouraging each to learn at appropriate pace.
  • Interacted effectively by email, phone and in person with students, parents and staff members.
  • Reconciled daily sales, prepared bank deposits and assessed financial transaction reports.
  • Resolved issues quickly through meticulous research and quick decision-making.
  • Kept records for production, inventory, income and expenses.
  • Created and implemented marketing and advertising strategies to support revenue goals and promote strategic growth.
  • Interviewed, trained and supervised employees.
  • Managed operations budgeting, accounts payable and accounts receivable and payroll.
03/2002 to 01/2009 Professional Dance Fitness Instructor Cap Spa Hilton | City, STATE,
  • Taught Swing, Salsa, and Latin
  • Coordinated and administered complete dance program.
  • Upheld studio guidelines and legal requirements for dancer and staff protection.
  • Prepared and delivered carefully-crafted lessons to introduce students to proper form, techniques and positions while building general dance knowledge.
  • Scheduled 100 classes per year and procured classroom spaces.
  • Kept classrooms tidy and clean for group and one-on-one instruction.
  • Accommodated students with special needs by using different teaching styles, encouraging each to learn at appropriate pace.
  • Assessed students needs in context of limitations, abilities and interests.
  • Built positive relationships with students, colleagues and administrators.
  • Planned choreography for weekly group instruction
07/1996 to 01/2001 Co-Director. Marketing Assistant and Instructor Bethesda Dance Studio | City, STATE,
  • Taught Ballroom, Latin, Salsa and Swing
  • Group or Private Instruction
  • Performances/Instruction/Choreography
  • Taught Youths and Adults Ballroom, Latin and Ballet
  • Co-managed all operations aspects of studio, i.e., overall accounting, staff scheduling and instructor of training programs; created and built-up repetitive clientele base
  • Created my own course planning, development of educational tools and classroom organization.
  • Increased overall sales to more than a quarter of a million dollars; successfully handled interpersonal and customers relationships
  • Designed and implemented promotional programs and advertising to enhance company identity
  • Coordinated and administered complete dance program. Created and implemented individual dance programs for clientele
  • Competed nationally and received various dancing awards, including several State Championship Titles.
  • Instructed groups of individual and coupled dancers in different dance styles.
  • Collaborated in team-based environment to uphold instruction quality and continuity of service to clients.
  • Planned and oversaw marketing plans to increase studio business.
  • Performed and/or Competed at different events, both with students and with a professional dance partner, as professional dancer.
  • Devised and directed group, couples and individual dance performances.
  • Delivered individual instruction to students in between group classes.
  • Maintained attendance, fees and rehearsal schedules for classes.
  • Accommodated students with special needs by using different teaching styles, encouraging each to learn at appropriate pace.
  • Interacted effectively by email, phone and in person with students, parents and staff members.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/1990 to to Bachelor of Arts | Drama And Dance Teacher Education Adelphi University, Garden City, NY GPA:
  • Completed professional development in Dance
  • Major in Dance
  • Completed continuing education in Drama
  • Studied Modern and Ballet (Mostly Martha Graham and Balanchine Styles)
Additional Information
  • Trained under Eddie Simon and Michelle Officer- US Ballroom Champions; Paul Huston-World Amateur Ballroom Champion; Bill Davies- US Ballroom Champion and re-known Adjudicator; Rufus Dustin-five time US Ballroom Champion; Jim and Jenell Maranto-five time Ballroom Champions; Frank Reagan-US Latin Champion, US and Canadian Ten Dance Champion and world re-known choreographer/adjudicator/film producer and many others. Trained in Lindy Swing- Hollywood Style and Balboa Trained under Andy Reid, Nina Gilkenson, Skye Humphries, Mitchell and Virginie, Frankie Manning, Sylvia Sykes Steven and many others. West Coast Swing Trained under Kyle Redd, Sarah Van Drake, Deborah Szekley, Robert Royston, Buddy and Laurie Schwimmer, Beni Schwimmer, Jordan Frisbe, Tatiana Mollman, just to name a few.
  • US Open Swing Champion 2019, 1999 Virginia State Ballroom Rising Star Champion, 1999 Yuletide Ball Ballroom Rising Star Champion
  • Judge and Compete at West Coast Swing competitions Nationally
Accomplishments
  • Created highly effective new program that significantly impacted efficiency and improved operations.
  • Promoted from dance instructor to studio manager, in less than 12-months.
  • Dance Studio Owner for 19 years
Websites, Portfolios, Profiles
  • www.Clairedanzco.com
  • https://www.facebook.com/Clairedanzcofallschurch/
  • https://www.instagram.com/Clairedanzco/?hl=en

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Adelphi University

Job Titles Held:

  • Owner /Professional Dance Instructor
  • Professional Dance Fitness Instructor
  • Co-Director. Marketing Assistant and Instructor

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts

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