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Calling for students aged 10+ interested in becoming a STUDENT Teacher!

Presenting DanceStep, our Dance Student Teacher Education Program! DanceStep comprises of six levels of comprehensive instruction designed to uphold our educational philosophy, offering a structured curriculum that encompasses both practical and theoretical elements.

At Storm The Stage Performing Arts Academy we are a registered affiliate studio and member of the DanceStep program. Offered in partnership with studio teachers, DanceStep empowers students to take care of others and guides them to be leaders and role models.

The program covers assistant teaching skills such as behavior management, different learning needs and styles, Safe Dance Principles and Anatomy to name just a few. These concepts are broken down to be taught in a sequential and age appropriate way. Whether students are considering a career in dance teaching or otherwise, the DanceStep program is a great preparation for many aspects of life.

With the inclusion of DanceStep at Storm The Stage, our young dancers have a framework where they can contribute to the community in a positive way. Past students of the DanceStep program have experienced increased levels of confidence and have learnt patience, empathy, communication skills and how to take initiative in different situations.

As affiliate members of the DanceStep program, it is wonderful for us to be able to provide this opportunity for our dancers to flourish not only as young people, but to also watch them grow into competent and confident assistant teachers and student leaders.

Student Leaders will learn:

  • Behavior management skills

  • How to break down exercises for teaching

  • The importance of warm up and cool down

  • Anatomy

  • Body language

  • Managing class time

  • Dance Safety, and much more.

Student Leaders will receive:

  • a DanceStep Teacher badge

  • a DanceStep workbook for each level

  • Training sessions with qualified teachers

  • Certificate on completion of each level

Limited Spaces Available 


*There is a fee of $55/TERM*


This fee covers all materials provided above plus all teacher mentoring and training sessions. Fee added to student accounts upon application approval. Additional course fee costs apply to Level 5 & Level 6. Please contact us regarding this fee.

Student Leaders will be required:

  • To be at least 10 years old

  • To assist in at least one dance class per week (20hrs required to progress to the next level - usually 1 level per year, however more is encouraged)

  • To work through the components in the workbook

  • To attend compulsory training sessions held approx 2 times/term on Saturdays 2pm - 3pm (schedule is posted in our STSPAA Student Teacher Facebook Group once you have been accepted)

  • To uphold the values of STSPAA and positively promote themselves and the studio at all times

  • To attend and assist their class backstage during performances. Student Teachers may or may not be asked to perform onstage with their class, pending whether the teacher deems it necessary

  • To arrive to your scheduled class/es approx 10 minutes before commencement, in uniform & prepared with your workbook + anything else that may be needed depending on what stage of the program you are up to.

  • To wear STSPAA uniform when assisting and present yourself professionally as you are now a role model to each class that you student teach in. This means correct uniform, hair and footwear.


Student teachers will be asked to do a range of activities depending on the level they are up to. This could be helping comfort or settle students, getting drink bottles, toilet runs (entering the toilets with the child in strictly prohibited, in this case a teacher will be of assistance), recording moments for social media, all the way to assisting with warm ups, small routines and explaining steps to allow students to gain knowledge in explaining how the body work.  Student teachers will report to their supervisor teacher and Miss Kassandra if there is something they are concerned about, uncomfortable doing or need further explanation. 

  • ~All Student teachers must start at Level One - older students are likely to progress quicker through the material.

    ~ NEW Level Five and Six is for DanceSteppers that are seeking to transition to Junior Teachers but we do not guarantee paid dance teaching work at the completion of this program.

    ~All student leaders must be enrolled members of STSPAA Studio and attending classes usually in the style they assist.

Positions in 2024 are very limited and offered positions will depend on the applicant’s AVAILABILITY, FORM RESPONSE, ATTITUDE IN CLASSES and SUITABILITY for this special leadership role.

Students must be available to attending training sessions/meetings. These are held on Saturday afternoons throughout the year.

● Build confidence and empowerment

● Develop leadership skills

● Opportunities for personal growth

● Learn to be responsible

● Gain ability to adapt to situations &

think on your feet

● Supported work experience with concepts

taught age appropriately




All potential student teachers are required to apply for a position in the program. Please complete the form below:
Do you agree to role model our studio values, good behaviour and grooming standards when assisting in class?
Do you understand that all DanceStep meetings held are compulsory, if you cannot attend face-to-face you will have to join via ZOOM or catch up on any recorded videos, and if absent for more than one meeting per semester, you will need to withdraw from the program?
Do you understand that DanceStep is a program providing education on leadership for students, and is not a guaranteed employment pathway?
Do you understand that student teachers may be required to help out at some Storm The Stage events/performances?
Day/s of the week avaliable to assist
What level will you be commencing?

Thanks for applying!We’ll get back to you soon.

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