We are looking for a creative and patient coach to assist with either our NJ Junior (ages 8 to 12) or Senior (ages 13 to 18) Hip-Hop Majorette Dance Team from September, 2020 to June, 2021.
Due to the pandemic, we have been operating virtually all summer. Depending on what happens with schools in NYC, we may return to in-person practices in September. We currently operate under three scenarios.
1. Outdoor practices every Saturday from 11:30am to 1pm (at Rahway Train Plaza or other Rahway location to be announced.) Outdoor practices will likely continue until the weather falls below 60 degrees;
2. Indoor practices every Saturday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Rahway YMCA in the Downtown Area of Rahway - about three short blocks from Rahway's NJ Transit Railroad Station (Irving Street/Central Avenue). (*The YMCA has not yet reopened their space for groups such as ours and it is unlikely that they will do so in September).
3. Virtual/Zoom practices every Saturday from 10:00am to 11:00am. This schedule will remain in effect in case of a future "shut-down" or inclement weather throughout the season which would otherwise prevent us from being outdoors or at the YMCA.
Additionally, every team has an extra "virtual practice" that will continue throughout the season for the purpose of reviewing and skills building. We will work with the incoming coaches to set a time for this practice.
Currently, our Junior and Senior Majorette teams are very small - therefore both teams practice together at this time. Each team has one very strong coach; we just welcomed another strong coach and we are looking for one additional coach to join them. Once each team gets to 10 girls, they will split into separate rooms (but will continue to function at the same time).
The girls are generally beginners - with about 10% of each team's members having some form of dance experience. They love a challenge and we find that they rise to the occasion. The teams will be trained to perform and compete on local and national stages. In this pandemic season, there is a possibility to engage them in online competitions where one girl represents all of her sisters in battle.
Your responsibility would be to choreograph original routines and teach the girls. In a virtual state, you would videotape yourself breaking down the choreography and we would upload it to their private online Zoom page for them to learn on their own. On the day of scheduled practices, the girls would log on and you can watch them do the choreography - offering critiques as they dance. We have found this to be very successful over the summer while we were 100% virtual.
Interested candidates should respond letting us know about their dance experience and any burning questions that they have. We will respond immediately. Thank you for your interest and please stay safe and sane.
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 Citadel Academy Prep School (CAPS), 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 SoulDeevas Performing Arts Company, a character building sports and arts program that will serve all youth regardless of their religious affiliation. The SoulDeevas 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.