TCYC Choreographer Position Available
Forte Show Choir Choreographer
Work under the direction of the Artistic Director who has the final voice on all show decisions
Attend auditions to judge the dance portion and help select qualified cast members.
Meet with the Artistic Director prior to each season to learn about the show theme and vision and start brainstorming ideas
Attend production meetings to share ideas for set design, effects, or wardrobe
Create original wholesome choreography and formations, then teach it to teens at a level that challenges them but allows for quality singing and polish in time for the show.
Avoid choreography that is suggestive or vulgar in nature.
Attend rehearsal times as scheduled sometime 6-9pm Thursday nights or sometime between 9am – 12pm Saturday mornings as coordinated with the other choreographer and the Artistic Director.
Come prepared with dance steps and formations written in music score or on paper for reference to keep rehearsal moving at a fast pace. But also be prepared for flexibility
Assure teens have warmed up appropriately before dancing begins
Teach the steps to Forte students in a timely manner
Demonstrates routines by performing the dances. Help dancers perfect movement, technique, timing and placement.
Create a teaching tool to assist you in gaining their focus, an attention getter like clapping a pattern for them to repeat, etc.
Work with other choreographer and artistic director to create a behavior management plan or carry out the current one
Ability to relate to and work well with teenagers
Ability to teach to a variety of skill levels
Demonstrate professional behavior and respect for others at all times
Ability to be flexible with choreography as changes are needed
Ability to visualize stage pictures and movement
Work collaboratively with production team
Empower and motivate cast to perform to the best of their abilities
Set an example of professional behavior in rehearsal and performance that teaches harmonious relationships and teamwork, centered on the purpose of creating a successful show
Salary: $2,500.00 to $3,500.00 /year