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Wanted – Cover teachers and assistants for weekly classes run by Dance Creative

Dance Creative are a local charity who run a programme of dance classes for older adults (age 65+) and others in Oxford, Witney, Bicester, Abingdon and online. We’re looking for cover teachers and assistants to lead or support our groups. 

Classes are 1 hour with time for tea/chat afterwards.

We are especially seeking assistants for:  

Silver Shakers group 

Mondays 

         10.15-11.15 followed by tea/chat – Bullingdon Community Centre, Oxford OX3 7HS 

Dance for Life Abingdon and Bicester

Tuesdays 

10am – 11am Abingdon, Trinity Church Hall, OX14 1DB

1.30 – 2-30pm Bicester – Clifton Centre, OX26 2BH

Dance Assistants support the groups by: 

–  setting up the room for class, taking the register and collecting any money owing

– demonstrating alternative seated options or giving brief one to one support to participants e.g. helping with props

– helping with refreshments and social time following class 

– clearing away after class

–  contacting participants who miss class to check on their welfare/reason for absence and helping people stay connected to the group if they are off sick for a while. 

Spending time talking with participants in person and on the phone is a fundamental part of this role. 

We are also looking for cover teachers/Dance Artists to lead the following classes: 

Online 

Mondays, 2pm-3pm online class via zoom

Dance for Life Witney

Wednesdays, 12.30-1.30 Witney Congregational Church Hall, OX28 6JF

Lead artists plan and deliver inspiring and fun dance sessions suitable for older adults with a range of abilities. These include creative seated and standing movement for strength, mobility, fitness and balance, sometimes incorporating props or following a specific theme. 

Lead artists are also responsible for supervising and working closely with the Dance Assistant and / or volunteers.  Spending time talking with participants is a fundamental part of this role and part of the group activity after the class to support bonding as a group and getting to know one another. 

For more information including job descriptions and rates of pay please contact Jenny on 07476 923 817 or emailĀ jenny@dance-creative.co.uk