STEP Team Applications due August 11

Have you ever thought about becoming a student teacher? PMDC’s Student Teacher Education Program (STEP Team) is a highly distinguished in-studio education program that guides dancers through the dance education process using 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.

We are accepting applications for the 2017 – 2018 team until August 11. Details about the application process and requirements can be found here.

Still on the fence about applying? Read Lauren’s blog below which describes her experience with the team:

I have been on the STEP team for four years and it is something that I have fallen in love with. The most rewarding thing about being a student teacher or a dancer in general is knowing you are a role model to other students no matter their age – which is exactly what the STEP team encourages. It gives you the opportunity to push yourself as a dancer and further your knowledge for dance while becoming a responsible assistant to the teacher.

I have returned to the STEP team every year because it is something that I would love to do in the future. Being part of the team allows you to be surrounded by people who have the same aspirations and goals as you may have and you get to learn from each other in the same way the students get to learn from you. For some, teaching dance may be a goal for their future and this is a way for them to learn and grow from experienced instructors who have so much to provide for an aspiring dance teacher. 

I have found that being on the STEP team has not only allowed me to grow as a dancer but also as a person. Since my first year on the team I have noticed a tremendous growth in my ability to problem solve, a new level of maturity and responsibility in present day situations, and a huge boost of confidence in and outside of dance class.

I would definitely recommend the STEP team to anybody who has any interest. There are only positive aspects and is an opportunity nobody should miss out on! It is an amazing way to see personal growth and in many ways, it teaches you skills that have nothing to do with dance. I have learned that it is important for dancers of all ages to know that they always have people to look up to and guide them in their journey of dance.

– Lauren


If you would like to apply to be part of our STEP Team, check out the requirements here and email your application to Applications close on August 11 so apply today!