Job Description: Commercial Dance Teacher

Employer: Phoenix Starr Academy of Dance ltd

Department: College

Line Manager: Artistic Director

Reports to: Artistic Director & Principals


Phoenix Starr College is one of the U.K's leading Performing arts Colleges. Our courses are at the forefront of performing arts training in the UK, offering high contact hours, industry professional teachers . Highly intensive training to students from all over the world.

We are currently searching for dance teachers to join our team from September, working with students age 16-19 years. We look for committed, passionate and knowledgeable tutors that enjoy working with young people and have experience of enabling their individual progression. The majority of these classes are delivered to mixed ability groups of between 10 and 20 students.

Based in Luton, Bedfordshire, our full-time college trains young performers and offers UAL, IDTA and UKA qualifications, commonly delivered by tutors with teaching qualifications in addition to their experience. Our Full-Time College runs daily throughout the week during term time.

Our mission is to transform the lives of young people through inspirational teaching, providing exceptional training in performing arts and access to higher education and career opportunities in the creative industries. We want staff that share our vision to be recognised as an outstanding provider and to ensure our graduates are fully prepared for future pathways, while empowered to lead purposeful lives with integrity. At our core is the dedication to place the well-being and development of our young people, staff and the local community at the heart of the organisation.

Contract length: 12 months

Part-time hours: 1/2 per week

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: £20.00-£25.00 per hour


  • Flexible schedule

  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday


  • Diploma of Higher Education (preferred)


  • teaching: 1 year (required)


  • DBS 

Work remotely:

  • Only within Lockdown situations 


Creating Smart bookable dancers 



Our vision is for accessible, outstanding training, delivered by industry professionals, led by innovation and excellence at the core of everything we do.


Outstanding quality: Working towards industry standard required training across all disciplines of singing, dance and acting.

Innovation: Encouraging students to create challenging work in collaboration with musical directors, directors, choreographers and leading practitioners.

Excellence: Nurturing students to grow into intelligent industry-ready performers who can make a sustainable living in the performing arts.


Required from September/August 2021 for the 2021/22 Academic Year

Part time 


Duties and Responsibilities 


- Responsible for all large stage performances ( show cases, Dance conventions, competitions etc)

- Weekly Commercial and Hiphop classes

- Organising  creative workshops

- Extensive knowledge and passion for the commercial  industry with a broad  dance expertise 




· Highly motivated with dedication to the end goal of delivering exceptional teaching 

- Able to choreograph multiple pieces

- Versatile Dancer and Choreographer

· Strong organisational skills 

· Strategic thinker, able to plan and implement decisions 

· Enthusiastic, approachable and flexible 

· Ability to identify and progress work priorities 

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

· Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to work collaboratively 

· Ability to motivate staff members and students 





The above accountabilities are not exhaustive and may vary without changing the character of the job or level of responsibility.


The above duties may involve having access to information of a confidential nature that may be covered by the Data Protection Act. Confidentiality must be maintained at all times.


~ Work within the company’s established policies and practices including equal opportunities, safeguarding, artistic and social policies.

~ The post holder must be flexible to ensure that the operational needs of the Company are met. This includes undertaking duties of a similar nature and responsibility as and when required.

~ All Employees are expected to take positive action to promote Equal Opportunities in all aspects of the work of Phoenix Starr

~ The Health and Safety at Work Act and other associated legislation places responsibility for the Health and Safety of all employees. Therefore, it is the post holder’s responsibility to take reasonable care for the Health, Safety and Welfare of him/herself and other employees in accordance with legislation and the Company’s Health and Safety Policy.

~ Act as an informed ambassador for the company’s work.

~ To act always in the interests of Phoenix Starr College

~ To be responsible for the confidential and professional administration of Phoenix Starr College

Person Specification - Experience

~ Experience in teaching and assessing in further education/ higher education

~ Working in a performing arts environment

~ Experience in managing educational correspondence relating to quality assurance


~ Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral

~ Experience of working under own initiative and as part of a team to identify and resolve problems

~ Strong attention to detail

~ Excellent organisational capabilities

~ Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal appropriately with a wide variety of people in a confident and friendly manner

~ Excellent time management

~ Tactful, diplomatic and assertive in dealing with challenging situations

~ Excellent interpersonal skills

~ A high level of written and spoken English


Qualifications, Experience and Training Required 


- At least a Diploma level qualification in associated subject (Desirable) 

- A detailed knowledge and understanding of practices within the Commercial field specifically in relation to Pop culture

- Several years of professional experience 

-Enhanced DBS

- Safeguarding, GDPR and Prevent (Desirable) 


Terms and Conditions


On appointment the successful candidate must be able to provide the correct documents as proof of their right to work in the UK.

This role is part time and freelance. Phoenix Starr College offers excellent rates of pay for the right candidates (based on experience).


Email your CV and a covering letter to

Reference: Commercial Teacher


Phoenix Starr  strongly encourage people of colour to apply for our roles. Phoenix Starr endorses the goals of diversity, inclusion and the principles of equal opportunity for all students and staff. We are committed to equal treatment regardless of race, sex, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, special education needs (‘SEN’), gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, and pregnancy or maternity (‘protected characteristics’).