STEP Team

Pure Motion Dance Company’s Student Teacher Education Program (STEP Team) is a highly distinguished in-studio education program that promotes the love of dance and instructional methods to our students. The team is guided through the dance education process using methods such as in-class training, hands-on practice, instructor mentoring, research-based activities, self-analysis assignments and more. PMDC’s STEP Program provides the necessary STEPping stones for building confident, hardworking, well-informed, and eager dance educators for the future. Pure Motion Dance Company will choose STEP Team Members based on the following qualifications:

  • Attendance
  • Attitude
  • Displaying a natural love and passion for the dance arts
  • Displaying a desire to learn and grow as a dance instructor

To apply to become a Teacher Assistant, the below are required:

  • Be 12 years of age or older
  • Write a 1-2 page essay outlining why you would like to be a Teacher Assistant, what you expect to learn, what you feel you are qualified for, what disciplines of dance you would like to assist, and what qualities you possess that would make you an ideal dance instructor

To apply to become a Student Teacher, the below are required:

  • Be 16 years of age or older
  • Write a 1-2 page essay outlining why you would like to be a Student Teacher, what you expect to learn, what you feel you are qualified for, what disciplines of dance you would like to assist, and what qualities you possess that would make you an ideal dance instructor

Being accepted into the STEP Program is a great honour as it means studio management has observed leadership characteristics in the student. This also includes their dedication to dance, attitude, and respect towards faculty, peers, parents, and other dancers. Their willingness to learn and cooperation in class as well as their caring and compassionate nature is also important. Remember, with great honour comes great responsibility.

Junior STEP Program

The Junior STEP Program is designed to provide younger students with an opportunity to become involved in leadership roles while preparing them for the STEP Program when they turn 12 years old. To apply to become a Junior Member, the below are required:

  • Be younger than 12 years of age
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of five dance classes per week
  • Write a 1-2 page essay outlining why you would like to be a Teacher Assistant, what you expect to learn, what you feel you are qualified, what disciplines of dance you would like to assist, and what qualities you possess that would make you an ideal dance instructor

STEP Team Application Deadline

STEP Team applications are accepted during the summer months of each dance season. STEP Team applications for the 2017 – 2018 dance season are due by August 11, 2017. Thank you to all our dancers who have submitted their applications for the upcoming season.