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Dance Coach

Website Phoenix Youth Theatre

Phoenix Youth Theatre is a proud 501(c)(3) – EIN 86-3978427 – charitable nonprofit offering musical theatre productions, acting classes, dance classes, singing lessons, top-class shows, and performance showcases for children of all ages, in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Arizona, and online all over the world.


Are you ready to take center stage and inspire the next generation of performers? Phoenix Youth Theatre seeks a passionate and experienced Dance Coach for our 24/25 season. Join us in creating a world where imagination meets excellence and help shape the future stars of the performing arts in Scottsdale!


About You:

You’re an enthusiastic and dynamic coach with a rich background in dance and a talent for teaching. Your professional dance experience, combined with your teaching skills, makes you the ideal candidate to guide our students on their journey in the performing arts. Your energy and passion for working with children are infectious, and you’re dedicated to creating a positive and inclusive learning experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teach dance classes to diverse age groups, adhering to the provided curriculum.
  • Lead engaging dance exercises, foundational practices, and theory, enhancing students’ performance skills.
  • Offer constructive feedback and guidance, focusing on dance techniques and stage presence.
  • Create a positive, inclusive learning environment that encourages creativity, collaboration, and self-expression.
  • Stay up-to-date with current trends and developments in acting, incorporating them into your teaching practices.
  • Maintain a safe, organized classroom/studio environment, ensuring a professional atmosphere.
  • Uphold the theater’s standards and values, including appropriate attire and positive language.
  • Act as a positive role model and ambassador, supporting all students and staff in the theater.
  • Communicate openly with the theater’s management, providing feedback and seeking support when needed.


  • Proven experience as a dancer, acting coach, teacher, or in a similar role in a performing arts setting.
  • Exceptional patience, reliability, and the ability to build meaningful relationships with children.
  • Outstanding organizational and communication skills, with the ability to manage a dynamic and busy camp schedule.
  • An energetic and positive personality, capable of engaging with students and staff in a vibrant and inspiring manner.
  • First aid and CPR certification is highly valued.
  • Must successfully pass a background check as a condition of employment.


Why Join PYT?

  • Be part of a growing organization with innovation at its core, offering opportunities for progression and personal growth.
  • Work in an environment that values integrity, diligence, immersive creativity, mutual respect, and uncompromising excellence.
  • Contribute to a kind and flourishing community, making a lasting impact on the lives of our students and the broader community.

If you’re ready to take the lead in creating magical experiences for our young performers and be part of a team that values excellence and joy, we want to hear from you!

Location: Phoenix Youth Theatre
Employment Type: Contractor
Hours: Varies based on class schedule
Compensation: Highly competitive rate

Phoenix Youth Theatre is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, or genetic information, or any other protected status. We are committed to a merit-based selection process, ensuring that all candidates are evaluated based on their skills, qualifications, and passion for the performing arts.

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