The NDMA Teacher Assistant program is a mentorship program for dancers who wish to become leaders in the school and/or future dance teachers. Some of the benefits include:

  • Assistants will be given the opportunity to learn from and be mentored by a ND&MA staff.
  • ND&MA teachers will pass on their expertise, passion for dance, and wisdom to assistants.
  • Assistants will learn the ND&MA syllabus and revisit technique learned at a younger age to review the content.
  • Assistants will gain knowledge of the teacher’s perspectives and learn how to approach teaching various ages, levels, and styles.
  • Dance technique, class pace, class management, philosophies, values, and culture of ND&MA will be passed on to assistants.
  • Dancer’s will learn responsibility, leadership skills, and gain respect from other dancers.
  • Dancer’s name will be listed in the May Recital Program.
  • Dancer will receive quarterly leadership training with ND&MA Staff.


  • Dancer must be in Level 2B or higher in the style they are assisting.
  • Dancer must assist the same class every week and call in advance if going to be late or absent.
  • Dancer must be a shining example of ALL ND&MA GUIDELINES AND POLICIES.
  • Dancer must wear ND&MA dress code at all times.
  • Dancer must attend quarterly Teacher Assistant meetings at ND&MA.
Teacher Assistant Group 2024

Teacher Assistant Application

For consideration into the Teacher Assistant Program, please fill out this form and return it to the ND&MA customer care desk by June 29, 2024. First Teacher Assistant Class Placement Meeting is on July 13, 2024. Please note that filling out the Teacher Assistant application does not guarantee a position. Not all positions will last all year.