We are looking for creative and patient coaches to join our fantastic coaching team in working with our hip-hop Majorette Dance Team (girls ages 8 to 18) until June, 2021. There are currently 17 girls registered and our hope in 2021 is to begin to split them up by division so that they can begin preparing for competitions. In addition to competitions, the teams are being trained to perform in shows and parades. Our first performance is slated to be at the Prudential Center in early Spring.
Our teams are expected to only work virtually during December and January. Before Christmas, the entire team will meet to identify two, one-hour slots for the team to practice via Zoom each week.
We will examine the safety and comfort of returning to an indoor practice for February. If this happens, our indoor practices will be held on Saturday afternoons at the Rahway YMCA in the Downtown section of Rahway, New Jersey. Coaches who are uncomfortable with in person practices can elect to just coach online. We should note that the time slot is unknown at this time, as the venue may need to change us around to accommodate their social-distancing mandates.
Your responsibility would be to choreograph original dance routines and teach the girls and to work with other division coaches to prepare the company for competitions, parades and performances. 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.
Coaching experience is not required. While Majorette experience is not required, HIP-HOP DANCE EXPERIENCE is CRITICAL! There is already one coach for each division and you can work with that coach to determine coverage based on your individual schedules. Please let us know which team you are interested in working with -
Junior Division - Girls Ages 8 to 12 Senior Division - Girls Ages 13 to 18
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.