We’re Looking For Instructors!

Join our team of talented dance teachers for the 2021- 2022 Season.
Start training this summer.

The Dance Instructor is responsible for instructing children and adults with special needs in the art of dance. Dance Instructor will prepare performance routines for the annual show. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach approximately 4-8 dance classes per week using a variety of dance styles and creative movement
  • Plan weekly classes as well as modify instruction as needed
  • Communicate with families and supervisors weekly regarding student progress and/or challenges after classes or sometimes follow up by phone
  • Weekly communication log
  • Serve as a mentor to classroom volunteers
  • Prepare dance pieces for annual performance for each class from start to finish; including choreography, costuming, music selection, props & teaching students
  • Ability to move intermittently throughout the work day, inclusive of sitting, standing and bending, pushing, pulling, or moving objects or student
  • Attend Monthly Teachers Meeting
  • Collaborate with other instructors when applicable
  • Attend fundraising events as able
  • Contribute content when applicable; interviews for blogs, social media, tv
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed

Danceability’s 13th season was not what we expected due to COVID-19, but danceability has always said it’s not just about the final performance; it’s about what happens in class and the connections we make. Music: https://www.bensound.com

Due to the pandemic, we had to get creative with this year’s annual performances. To ensure COVID-safe performances, we hired a professional videographer to pre-record our dances music video style! These dances were filmed in front of a green screen in the studio as well as on location around Buffalo and aired as one “movie” at the Transit Drive-In Theatre on June 9 & 10. We also had a streaming option for our loved ones out-of-town!

While it certainly wasn’t the performance we are used to, we are incredibly grateful that we could present this opportunity for our dancers and volunteers—it was incredible to see our dancers on the big screen and to see their smiling faces again! 

We can’t say thank you enough to our incredible dancers, caring volunteers, dedicated teachers and staff, Board of Directors, sponsors, committee members, and the newest member of our danceability family, editor Matthew Salzler, for ensuring this week happened. We are truly grateful beyond words for all the support we have received for this show.

Danceability, Inc. is an individualized dance, fitness and movement program serving the special needs community in Buffalo, New York.

Our studio is led by qualified staff and dedicated volunteers who create a nurturing environment that empowers our students to flourish and grow while promoting a healthy lifestyle and we have a little fun along the way.

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Danceability is an individualized dance, fitness and movement program serving the special needs community. Our studio is led by qualified staff and dedicated volunteers who create a nurturing environment that empowers our students to flourish and grow while promoting a healthy lifestyle… and we have a little fun along the way.

Danceability has temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but you can still dance with us by signing up for our Summer Virtual Classes or our Virtual Fitness Frenzy.

Danceability is an individualized dance, fitness and movement program serving the special needs community.

  • No dance experience required!
  • Must be at least 16 years old (we get volunteers from all walks of life!)
  • Volunteer just one hour a week from July – August or September – May
  • Earn invaluable work experience while making new friends

Call the studio at 716-651-0094 or email us at danceabilitywny@gmail.com to learn about our current volunteer opportunities and how you can get involved!


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