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LKDL K-Pop Dance Instructor
 

LKDL (Love K-Pop Dance London) has an exciting opening for a K-POP dance instructor. 

 

In order to help keep our classes running smoothly, the Company requires a K-Pop dance instructor to teach on a freelance basis (classes also covered by other LKDL teachers) to a class of mixed level abilities (mostly beginners but also intermediate level students). 

 

The dance instructor must be able to commit to most Friday evenings and may be required to cover Saturdays also, therefore, a good degree of flexibility is preferred where possible. 

 

It is essential that the applicant is familiar with K-Pop and K-pop dance. 

 

An introduction is outlined below.

 

About K-Pop Dance

K-Pop dance is the choreography performed by Korean Pop dance artists/groups. 

As part of the fandom culture and in tribute to their idols, K-pop fans learn and “cover” the dance choreographed by top South Korean choreographers as well as top Western choreographers.

This is something that is highly encouraged by the K-Pop artists and Entertainment Companies themselves. 

 

The rise of K-pop dance saw a natural shift to a professional capacity, with K-pop classes being offered as an alternative to fans learning the dances by themselves at home from the youtube videos.

Fans now have the opportunity to dance together in a professional studio environment, much like their favourite K-pop idols. 

 

The K-Pop dance instructor is therefore required to learn the choreography at home from the relevant Youtube video in order to confidently teach the choreography.

 

About LKDL 

LKDL are proud to be the first dance class in London to feature on the timetable of a professional dance studio since 2018. Our classes are held at BASE Dance Studios where we hope our students can be inspired and motivated by the incredible dance industry experience of the studio.

 

As a result, LKDL places an emphasis on teaching excellence. We care about our students and understand they may have some anxieties about dancing (or starting to dance!), especially at a professional dance studio, and we always encourage and invite them to push themselves and really “go for it” just like their K-Idols in their training in a safe space provided for them to learn.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

 

  • JOB TITLE: LKDL K-POP Dance Instructor. 

  • START DATE: June/July 2022. 

  • HOURS:  Friday evenings (7pm - 8:25pm) and Saturdays at 4pm - 5:55pm 

  • (dates all agreed approximately in advance. Please note, the classes are shared with other LKDL instructors). 

  • PAY: A highly competitive set fee by dance industry standards. 

  • First 3 months is a probationary period. 

  • In the lead-up to their start date, the new dance instructor will be invited to observe some of the current classes. The dance instructor may also be required to teach a trial class (paid) as part of their on-boarding. 

 

THE APPLICANT AND ROLE: 

  • Enthusiastic, personable, confident, energetic and vocal with a passion for dance and an appreciation of K-Pop, the Dance Instructor is responsible for leading and teaching a “K-Pop dance” routine, or other routine if applicable, to a class of students, to the highest LKDL professional teaching standard. The dance instructor will provide a positive, high energy dance workout experience for the students that is both fun and enjoyable as well as a dance “lesson”.  The class will feel like a fun, intense workshop. 

  • The Dance Instructor will represent the brand/the “Company” in a professional, positive and responsible manner, always working within the interests and guidelines of the Company. 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: 

  • Preparation of class material: preparing for classes in advance, be confident of the dance class material and be able to deliver the class material efficiently and in a structured and timely manner, with counts. 

    • Preparing a warm-up playlist. 

 

  • Structuring the classes/workshops effectively in order to give students/customers the best experience and make “the most” out of the class they have paid for:

    • Allowing for: learning time, practice time/drilling, opportunity to dance in groups (alternate), recording/filming the class or groups. 

  • The dance instructor is responsible for filming class/group videos and sending the relevant content (videos/photos etc) across to the Company after the class. These will usually be posted by the Company to the relevant distribution channels (primarily Instagram) within the week after the class takes place.

  • Adhering to any agreement/policies surrounding the Company, studio or venue where the dance instruction takes place. 

  • Representing the Company as a positive brand ambassador and acting responsibly in good faith in the interests of the Company and its business (for example, treating all internal information sensitively and confidentially, and respecting privacy).

  • Reporting any issues to the Company. 

 

ESSENTIAL AND PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Age: over 21.

  • Experience in having taught a class of students previously (at least 1 year’s experience is essential). 

  • Dance “industry” experience (strongly preferred). 

  • Dance experience: Advanced level at any dance style. 

  • Must be able to dance both K-pop “girl group” dances and “boy group” dances and have a fundamental understanding of movement and dance performance. 

 

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • A professional, responsible, courteous and confident individual with exceptional time management, organisational skills and communication skills. 

  • Highly motivated, forward thinking and personable, this individual will have a good ability to establish rapport with customers and interact with lots of different people.

  • Effective leadership skills - able to confidently and clearly lead, communicate, encourage and manage a group/class of people of various ages and backgrounds.

  • Good dance ability with a thorough understanding of movement, counts and music. 

  • An understanding of presenting a positive self-image and on behalf of the Company.

  • (when starting the role): an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Company / services and brand (as communicated on the website) with the ability to confidently answer questions in person from LKDL customers (students) where possible. 

  • A good ability to act on any constructive feedback and adapt to any changes. 

 

BENEFITS:

  • Highly competitive industry (dance / fitness) remuneration/compensation for your services. 

  • The chance to be part of and be represented by a supportive professional company at a renowned industry dance studio.

  • Opportunity to teach private K-Pop dance classes on an ad-hoc basis (for further remuneration). 

  • Opportunity to take some free classes at BASE.

  • Please note, more information will be discussed at the interview stage.

 

PLACE OF WORK

Base Dance Studios in Vauxhall, London. 

https://www.basedancestudios.com/ 

 

To APPLY

Please submit:

  • Your Dance CV (headshot must be included). 

And at least 6x videos which show a variety of your dance abilities for example: : 

  • A class you are teaching. 

  • 1 x “girl group” K-Pop dance cover

  • 1 x “boy  group” K-Pop dance cover

  • A video from a dance class you took 

  • Any relevant dance industry experience (your participation in a music video or live stage performance)

  • Your own choreography 

  • Dances showing different dance styles

 

Feel free to send a link to your showreel and ensure all Youtube links to the videos are set to at least “Unlisted” (not private). The videos must be clear with minimal cuts/edits to best showcase your dancing. 

 

If sending Instagram links, please ensure your profile is set to “public”. 

 

Please email your application with a brief covering note to: LKDL@lovekpopdance.com

 

Applications sent through Instagram will not be accepted. 

 

DEADLINE: 10pm on 14th May 2022.


 

  • Please only submit one application. If you see our job advert elsewhere, please be rest assured that your application has certainly been received. 

 

  • Due to the volume of applications, unfortunately only successful candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. 

    • If you have not received a response within 3 weeks of the deadline, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 


 

**Disclaimer**

  • All data and information will be held with the strictest confidence and all unsuccessful applications will be deleted after the recruitment process. We respect the privacy and confidentiality of all applicants. 

 

  • If you have “speculatively” submitted an application to LKDL before having enquired about teaching opportunities, you will need to re-submit your application with the submission requirements for this role. 

 

Regardless of the outcome, we would like to thank you so much in advance for your application and wish you all the best in the future. 

 

Please visit: www.lovekpopdance.com for more information about LKDL and visit our Instagram page: @lovekpopdancelondon . 

Thank you! 

Kind regards, 

LKDL