Our Summer Camp Instructors are hand-selected from leading colleges and universities across the country. They’re not only good dancers, they’re great role models. At camp, NDA Instructors are alongside dance teams every step of the way to provide individual and team growth opportunities. Our Staff inspire dancers to “Go Be Great!”
At NDA Summer Camp, you’ll learn from some of the most talented dancers in the nation.
The National Dance Alliance (NDA) has been at the forefront of the dance team industry with the most cutting-edge training for dancers and directors for over thirty years. At the center of our success is the NDA Staff. Our instructors are some of the most talented and personable dancers, teachers, and choreographers in the nation. The NDA Staff takes great pride in being part of an amazing family of instructors that spans the country and affects the lives of thousands of dancers every year.
If you’re looking for a job that’s fun, develops marketable skills, allows you to make friends nationwide and positively impact the lives of others, we encourage you to apply for a position with the NDA Staff!
As an NDA Staff Member, you will be a:
You will be notified by March 1st of your employment status. Staff is hired in each region based on the number of returning veteran staff and the number of camps projected for the summer. If you are selected to be an NDA Instructor, you will be sent a comprehensive packet of information that will contain paperwork and detailed information on all areas of instructing summer camps for NDA.
All NDA Instructors attend a mandatory Staff Training. This extensive meeting will cover all aspects of your job as an instructor (policies, procedures, teaching methods, safety, etc.). NDA will coordinate transportation to and from the Staff Meeting, and all meeting expenses will be paid for and/or provided.
Your availability during the summer will be the biggest factor in determining how many camps you will have on your initial schedule. We require that you be available for at least five full weeks during the summer (June through August). You will be scheduled to drive to camps within a 6 – 8 hour radius from your home address; we will attempt to give you as much information as possible to set up travel with other instructors. You may also be scheduled for camps outside of driving distance. If this is the case, NDA will coordinate all necessary travel for those camps. Travel is a required part of the NDA Instructor position, and you are ultimately responsible for getting yourself to and from camp. The more flexible you are, the more camps you will be scheduled for throughout the summer. Camps that grow in enrollment and the addition of Home Camps will allow you to join camps as your schedule permits.
The NDA pay scale is based on experience and will be set once you are hired. Once at camp, all lodging and meals will be paid for by NDA. On top of your base pay, you will receive non-taxed expense money per camp for travel and additional meals. If you are asked to travel a longer distance and you go beyond the fixed amount, you will be reimbursed through an expense report. If you are scheduled for a Commuter Camp or a Home Camp, you will be housed in a hotel and given more expense money since you will need to purchase more of your meals. You will be trained on all of these procedures at Staff Meeting.
Although the summer has the heaviest volume of camps, NDA has much to offer throughout the year. Regional Championships, Classic Championships and National Championships are held all over the country, and staff members play a vital role in the success of these events. NDA also recommends staff members for judging and choreography throughout the year.
Be sure to turn in your complete paperwork and video by the deadline. We look forward to reviewing your application.
Please note that you must turn 18 years of age by the end of May in order to apply for Staff. If you do not meet this requirement, please keep this application in order to apply next year.
Do you have what it takes to be an NDA Instructor?
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If you have questions regarding the tryout process or just want more info about joining staff, please reach out at the contact information below.
Access Staff Website
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Director of NDA Staffing
Director of NDA Camp & Competition Programs
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