The BYU-Idaho Dance Department is pleased to offer advanced teaching assistant opportunities to qualified students.

Advanced Teaching Opportunities

The following classes are overseen by faculty mentors and lead by students: Dance 131, 135, 140, 170, 171, 180.  In order to be considered for this paid position, students must take the required prerequisites and fill out an application.  Not all students will be accepted into this teaching program.  Please click on the link below, specific to the class that you are interested in teaching, to find out more about this amazing opportunity.  Applications should be turned in to the listed faculty by Friday, March 12, 2021 for Spring 2021 semester employment.

Faculty Member
Dance 131 Beginning Jazz (131.1 MW, 2-3:00 pm or 131.2 TR, 7:45-8:45 am) Wendy Bone
Dance 140 Beginning Modern (140.1 MW, 7:45-8:45 am or 140.2 TR, 2-3:00 pm) Wendy Bone
Dance 135 Tap (135.1 MW, 11:30 am-12:30 pm or 135.2 TR, 2-3:00 pm) Gary Larsen
Dance 170 World Dance (TR 10:15-11:15 am) Gary Larsen
Dance 171 Beginning Clogging (171.1 TR, 9-10:00 am or 171.2 TR, 12:45-1:45 pm) Gary Larsen
Dance 180 Beginning Social Dance (multiple sections available) Janie Fisher
Dance 396 Yoga (TR 9:45-11:15 am) Wendy Bone

You will be notified by email when class placements are complete.  Your mentor will then contact you with further information and schedule a time to meet before the following semester begins.

Teacher requirements:

  • Teach every class during the semester.  If you are ill or unable to come, contact your advisor and arrange for a substitute.
  • Submit hours; work with Eva Walburger, HRT 217, to get set up on Workday.
  • Complete the Tech TA course.
  • Maintain a professional teacher-student relationship.  Students will call you “Brother” or “Sister”.
  • ATA’s are not allowed to date any students in their class.
  • Be prepared with all teaching material: lesson plans, approved BYUI music, and rolls. 
  • Maintain BYUI standards in dress, grooming, and speech at all times.