Virtual Coach - SoulDeevas National Majorettes
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
1 person is interested
We are looking for two talented and committed individuals to serve as the first "virtual coaches" for our new NATIONAL/VIRTUAL SoulDeevas' Hip-Hop Mini-Majorette Dance Team. You can learn more about the SoulDeevas by visiting their website at www.souldeevas.com and by following them on Instagram at - @souldeevas.
Over the past season, we have had SoulDeevas leave NY or NJ and miss the sisterhood that they found while on our team. The required "shut-in" around the pandemic and our virtual teaching experiment gave us the idea of starting a fully virtual team - which currently does not exist anywhere in the country. Over time, we would pilot three teams (minis, seniors and collegiate) but will start with the seniors (grades 6 to 12) as that is where the strongest interest lies.
The coaches would be responsible for developing original routines that incorporate hip-hop (primarily) dance and infuse other genres of dance. Hip-hop majorette style dance is desired but NOT required. A really talented and experienced dancer can pick up on that style in no time.
Coaches will "teach" the choreography using one or both of two venues - BAND (a free app) and ZOOM (a free app). You will determine the days/times/durations of practices - for instance, you will meet your team every Saturday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm from now until June.
The BAND app is what we currently use and other coaches post routines. We post snippets of the girls' practices and performances and generally create community for each team. This is where you will get to connect with your team and where you will also keep abreast of what's happening with the entire SoulDeevas' organization.
This is fairly new for us, but we believe that it is a great way to combat the loneliness and isolation that the pandemic is causing. It is also a great way for our girls to be exposed to dancers from all over the country.
You do not have to live in New York City or New Jersey to be a virtual coach with the SoulDeevas - but if you are in these states, you are always welcomed to come and hang out with our teams when they resume practice again.
If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let tell us a little bit about your dance experience. Although our aim is to start with the seniors (grades 6 to 10), if you really have a heart for minis (grades K to 5) or collegiate (grades 11 to age 25), please let us know and we can have you work with those teams. We can set up some time to chat by video or by phone (or even by email) and flesh out how we get the team set-up according to your schedule. A current high school student can serve as an assistant coach for our minis team for community service credit.
Thanks so much for your interest. We'll get through this together, but in the meantime - keep dancing!!!
About Friends of MJHS
Post Office Box 823, Rahway, NJ 07065, US
The mission of MJHS is to aid in the provision of quality education and sound character building programs for young people.
Friends of MJHS ("Friends") is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation organized for the purpose of generating contributions, pledges and funds for the development and ongoing support of Mission Junior High School (MJHS), a school that will provide students in grades 6-8 with a high quality Christian education through a well balanced, yet challenging curriculum that ministers to the spirit, soul and body.
Friends will also provide funds, management and ongoing support of The New Mission Project (TNMP), a character building program that will serve all youth regardless of their religious affiliation. TNMP will include programs that provide activities, resources and support during critical out-of-school time hours in a safe, nurturing environment that works from a strengths-based, youth development perspective.
To accomplish these goals, Friends works collaboratively with Kingdom City Fellowship, who will ultimately sponsor the school.
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
March 23, 2020
- Teaching / Instruction
- Sports Coaching
- Dance / Aerobics
- Fitness Instruction
- Must be at least 18
- up to 3 hours per week- but flexible.
- Strong hip-hop dance experience.