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Do you love working with kids?  Do you want to make a difference?  


Tonawanda Dance Arts is seeking positive and experienced people to work for us!  We are a growing, professional dance school that has been serving Western New York for over 25 years.  We believe in a family-first business model and are committed to raising tomorrow’s leaders through dance and are passionate about being an innovator in the dance community! 

Join our team as a key player in fostering growth, collaboration, and dynamic problem-solving. We are seeking individuals with a growth mindset, who thrive on challenges and who are solution-oriented!  If hired, we know you will love coming to work every day with the culture we have built, which includes positive and engaged team members who support each other and who are invested and committed to everyone's success!


Tonawanda Dance Arts is seeking a positive and experienced Dance Instructor.  Enjoyment in teaching dance classes in a variety of styles, ability to communicate effectively, and flexibility in meeting individual student needs and goals is a must.  You must have at least one year of previous dance teaching experience and a willingness and eagerness to continue to grow and develop in your role.  We only hire A-players who want to contribute to the positive success of our students, our business and the dance community!  Candidates must have excellent, organization, effective verbal and written communication, creative and flexible teaching style, and an enthusiastic, professional and warm approach with students and parents.  Ongoing training and development is required in this role, as well as a positive, can-do attitude! 


Responsibilities include: 

  • Attend weekly dance classes that you are scheduled for and if for some reason you will be absent, find a substitute.

  • Follow the outlined class curriculum and maintain a fun, positive, and structured classroom environment.

  • Plan weekly lesson plans for classes and maintain clear, detailed and easy to understand notes.

  • Ensure that music and choreography is clean and age appropriate, choreography is well rehearsed and all students know their dance.

  • Establish classroom rules and guidelines that are age appropriate and support the studio’s code of conduct and regularly reward students for good behavior.

  • Dress professionally, and ensure that LIT and students follow the dress code.

  • Professionally interact with students and parents, coach and mentor LIT and interns.

  • Attend all mandatory staff meetings, stay up to date on important studio information.complete assignments on time and respond in a timely manner to communication.

  • Attend and assist with special events and performances.

  • Participate in an annual performance review.

  • Anything else as requested by your supervisor.

Benefits include: 

  • Paid rehearsals and performances

  • Paid continuing education and training

  • Retirement plan with employer match

  • NYS paid sick time

  • NYS paid maternity leave / PFL

  • Employee recognition program 

  • Room for professional growth, development and expanded employment



Tonawanda Dance Arts is seeking a confident team player for the role of a Member Experience Team Associate.  This person will be able to wear multiple hats within the organization and will be skilled at sales, customer service, accounting, problem solving organization and leadership.  We're on the lookout for a dynamic team player who can effortlessly handle various roles with professionalism and enthusiasm.  If you've got the perfect blend of charm, sales skills, and organizational finesse, you might just be the vibrant addition we need!


Responsibilities include: 

  • Open and close building each shift and complete daily maintenance.

  • Answer phone calls, text messages, and emails.

  • Update social media stories.

  • Collect tuition and other fees and post on client accounts.

  • Follow the outlined process for sales and conversions.

  • Process new student enrollment and provide support through the entire lifecycle of the customer.

  • Assist with onboarding, retention, marketing and customer service campaigns.

  • Address customer complaints and escalate issues, if needed.

  • Assist with costumes and organization.

  • Sell merchandise and update inventory log, including sizing students for dance wear

  • Anything else requested by your supervisor

Benefits include: 

  • Retirement plan with employer match

  • NYS paid sick time

  • NYS paid maternity leave / PFL

  • Employee recognition program 

  • Room for professional growth, development and expanded employment


We only hire career minded, long-term employees who have stand out work ethic and desire to grow!  We are looking for people who are excited to have dance career opportunities and are ready to join our organization.  These roles are not for a short-term placement or someone not looking to grow inside our company.

If you would like to join our team, please submit your resume to Kelsey Griffin at

Join The TDA Team!

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