Competitive Dance Head Coach

St. Ambrose University   Davenport, IA   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 3, 2024
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At St. Ambrose, we believe in the transformative power of dance. Our national-championship dance program is dedicated to nurturing students' artistic expression, technical proficiency, and passion for movement. As part of our commitment to excellence, we are seeking a dedicated and dynamic competitive dance coach to lead our talented dancers to continued excellence.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive training programs for the dance team, focusing on technique, choreography, and performance quality.
  • Lead engaging and motivating practice sessions, rehearsals, and workshops that inspire students to reach their full potential.
  • Provide constructive feedback and guidance to dancers to support their growth and development
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to coordinate performances, competitions, and other dance-related events.
  • Recruit a representative number of dancers each year for both the competition squad and the performance team.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment that celebrates diversity and promotes teamwork and camaraderie among dancers.


  • Bachelor's degree in Dance, Performing Arts, or related field.
  • Extensive experience as a dancer and/or choreographer, with a strong background in various dance styles and techniques.
  • Proven track record of coaching or teaching dance to individuals or groups of all ages.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, to accommodate rehearsals and performances.


  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement savings plan with employer match
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Opportunities for professional development and training
  • Access to state-of-the-art dance facilities and resources
  • The chance to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students and contribute to the vibrant arts community at St. Ambrose University
  • Access to campus amenities, cultural events, and recreational facilities

Position is open until filled.

St. Ambrose actively seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups.


St. Ambrose University

518 W. Locust St.
Davenport , IA