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Application essay: Dance teacher

This letter is in application for the position advertised as an Assistant Dance Teacher at St Catherine’s School, Waverley, on Thursday 12th February. My interest in this occupation stems from my genuine love and passion for dance and working with children, as well as a desire to gain work experience.

My employment background is extensive as I have worked in many areas in the workforce, many that are specifically similar to this occupation that works especially with children. I have thorough experience in working with children, for a strong five years I have single-handily taken care of children aged 2 and up.

In addition to general babysitting, I have had experience in working with children as part of my Duke and Edinburgh Bronze Award at St Catherine’s Junior School at the afterschool care program in 2014 and also this year in 2015, completing my silver award. I have also completed volunteer work at Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre in 2014, working with children in after school care and vacation care. From this experience, I have gained many skills as well as knowledge about how to care for children.

In addition to this, I have a broad dance background as I have dancing since age three. I have studied many different styles of dance many studios such as Dubbo Ballet Studio, Dance Academy, Dubbo City Performing Arts Studio and Stc Studios, which I still currently do. Over the years that I have been dancing, I have competed in countless eisteddfods, dance camps, musicals, performances and classes where I have gained many essential technical and performance skills, knowledge and experience.

On top of this, throughout my work history, I have displayed awareness and a passion for safety in the workplace as it is as I believe it is a vital skill of working in any workplace therefore I would strive to make sure the children were always safe.

In terms of my skills that I possess that are required for this job, I am an extremely confident, efficient and very enthusiastic quick learner. I have significant experience and understanding of dance and working with children. I have excellent communication skills and am a highly organised and dedicated student. Please see my attached resume for further information.

I would appreciate the opportunity to work for this highly regarded studio. I am available most week day afternoons and mornings, as well as weekends if necessary. Please don’t hesitate to contact me on [xxx] or on [xxx] to deliver information and/or to arrange a meeting regarding my application.

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