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Dear Ms. Salvador:

Skill acquisition and training, performance development, and a creative spirit are all essential components to a successful career as a Dance Teacher. As an accomplished professional dancer with extensive experience in both personal performance as well as technique instruction, I am well positioned to leverage my background and skills to excel in a teaching role with Chrysalis Dance Studio.

My motivation to teach dance derives from the same impulse that led me into my fulfilling dance career nearly 13 years ago. Since the beginning of my studies in the performing arts, I have sought to use physical movement to express stories and emotions in innovative ways, and I am a strong proponent of teaching others how to do the same. Throughout my career, I have consistently viewed dance as a way to enrich both performers’and viewers’lives, and I believe my obligation as a dance teacher is to encourage students to learn a variety of dance styles and pursue their own creative expression. Having experienced first-hand the power of dance to shape people’s perspectives, I am enthusiastic about using my professional experiences, skills, and beliefs to educate new young dancers in the techniques and movements of creative dance.

Highlights of my experience include…

Leading groups of young dancers ranging in age from 4 to 14 for the past six years as an instructor with the Berkeley Dance Studio; demonstrating dances and movements, making suggestions to students, monitoring performance, and introducing new artistic and musical elements to keep students engaged and excited.

Applying different and appropriate teaching techniques for each age group while also providing information about the origins of particular styles of dancing to older students through interesting stories and discussion.

Handling various administrative tasks, including parent communication, schedules, and billing.

Achieving my MFA in Dance from Mills College and teaching an entry-level course titled “Introduction to Creative Dance” as a graduate assistant.

Performing with the San Francisco Spark troupe for the past 13 years as a dancer, choreographer, producer, and media spokesperson (a full list of articles, references, and quotes available upon request).

With my keen ability to develop and evolve new dancers, combined with my in-depth experience as a professional dancer, I am prepared to excel in providing excellent instruction at Chrysalis Dance Studio. I look forward to discussing the position, and my qualifications, in further detail. Thank you for your consideration.


Lindsay M. Scott

Include These Dance Teacher Skills

  • The ability to dance and a passion for dancing
  • Physical fitness
  • Instruction skills
  • Discipline and motivation
  • Knowledge of quality music
  • Being able to control groups of students
  • Effective communication
  • Patience
  • Self-promotion skills for those who work freelance
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