Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor

Hobart Family YMCA


Job Title: Dance Instructor

Position Type: Part-Time

Reports to: Program Director


The dance instructor is responsible for working with children, teens and/or adults to promote the enjoyment of dance and movement by providing high-quality instruction and guidance. The dance instructor is responsible for teaching and choreographing fun, safe classes that create a positive, inclusive and supportive learning environment.

Assists in membership development and retention by effectively building community within the class.


1. Leads energizing, fun, safe, and educational dance classes, as directed by the supervisor, to accomplish the YMCA mission and goals. Provides appropriate supervision at all times.

2. Under the guidance of the supervisor, creates class lesson plans specific to the class being taught that allow participants to progress their skills in accordance with their ages and abilities, modifying as needed to meet the needs of participants.

3. Builds effective, authentic relationships with participants and parents, helping them connect with each other and the YMCA. Models welcoming, connecting, motivating and affirming behaviors. Treats participants fairly and equally, allowing them to feel good and confident about themselves and their progress.

4. Celebrates achievement of program participants related to program or personal goals, mastering specific skills or improving overall health and well-being. Communicates progress with parents/guardians as appropriate.

5. Assists supervisor in planning, developing and choreographing recitals as requested.

6. Keeps accurate class attendance records, aiming for continual retention and growth.
Obtain roster of paid participants at the beginning of session and inform supervisor of any discrepancies.

7. Obtains and maintains required certifications, completes mandatory staff training and participates in required staff meetings. Participates in special events as assigned.

8. Supports mission, vision and direction of the Crossroads YMCA. Actively promotes all
YMCA programs and activities and supports YMCA campaign initiatives. Be knowledgeable and supportive of the YMCA annual support campaign.

9. Follows YMCA policies, procedures, and emergency procedures and able to demonstrate them.

Hobart Family YMCA
601 W. 40th Place
Hobart, IN 46342


10. Perform other duties as assigned.

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Organizational Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.
Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in the dance field.


1. Minimum of 16 years of age with appropriate work permits. Minimum of 18 years of age & high school degree preferred.

2. Must have at least 5 years of current high level dance training, with prior experience teaching dance lessons preferred. Content expert in designated area of dance.

3. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills, with ability to communicate effectively with both participants and parents.

4. Knowledge of youth developmental stages, with ability to apply corresponding learning and physical traits to curriculum development and classroom management.

5. Within 30 days of hire, complete New Staff Orientation (NSO), CPR/AED & First Aid certification, YMCA wellness foundational e-learning courses (Orientation to Healthy Living at the Y, Foundations of Listen
First, Principles of Member Health & Wellness, and Group Exercise at the Y).

Physical Demands:

 Visual, auditory, and verbal ability to communicate effectively.

 Ability to work accurately at a fast pace.

 Must have high level of alertness, concentration, and initiative.

 Sufficient strength, agility, and mobility to perform job responsibilities.

 Ability to lift 50 lbs. and stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time; occasionally stoop/bend.

The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.


 Maintain a neat and professional appearance at all times.

The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $8.50 – $12.00 per hour


  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Weekends


  • Group Fitness: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Dancing: 5 years (Preferred)

Shift Availability:

  • Night Shift (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Hours per week:

  • Less than 10

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Autonomous/Independent — enjoys working with little direction
  • Innovative — prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented — quality and precision-focused
  • Outcome-oriented — results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Stable — traditional, stable, strong processes
  • People-oriented — supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented — cooperative and collaborative

This Job Is:

  • Open to applicants under 18 years old, provided it is legally allowed for the job and location
  • Open to applicants who do not have a high school diploma/GED
  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

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Work Remotely:

  • No

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