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At Coastal Dance  we want our students to experience every aspect of dance.  Students aged 11+ and in the Upper School may be selected to work  as an assistant teacher. Through our student teacher program, senior students are guided through the process of teaching. Senior instructors help them to structure their lesson plans and give them guidance and advice when working with our younger dancers. As they progress in the program they are given the chance to lead the class and begin to substitute and some go on to becoming part of the faculty.

PDA (Personal Dance Assistant ) Dancers in our assistant teacher program  may also selected to be a PDA and assigned to specific young members of our school who may be neurodivergent and need a one on one guidance within the dance class environment. These young dancers are there to help guide, redirect and nurture the dancer during class.  If you have a dancer who you feel may benefit from this PDA program please reach out to our Director Micaela  Archer-Shee ( ) and we will create a plan that works for you and your family !