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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Cleveland AFL Franchise Seeks Dance Team Choreographer 

Posted by James at 10:24 AM ET

Cleveland’s NEW Arena Football League team is looking for the ideal candidate to lead their dance team. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved with the team from the ground floor and help mold the dance team into one of the best in the country, as well as helping them become ambassadors for the organization in the community through personal and charitable appearances.

MINIMUM POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES


Works directly with Cleveland AFL’s Director of Marketing to:
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• Schedule and coordinate annual dance team auditions and workshops; choreograph the dance routine which candidates perform during the audition process; manages final selection process.
• Choreograph all routines performed at home games throughout the football season as well as special events; teaches routines to the dance team to ensure all team members are prepared to meet performance expectations.
• Manages rehearsals; ensures all team members are adequately prepared to perform as outlined in dancer’s contract.
• Design photo shoots and print items process.
• Directs dancers at all home games, rehearsals and special events and responsible for keeping track of attendance at each.
• Establish all sponsor-able items for Dancers i.e. stylists, gym memberships, skin care, teeth whitening, tanning, etc.
• Design dance team performance uniforms and costumes.
• Responsible for all dancer paperwork - new hire, payroll, etc.
• Assistant to the music director in creation of dance performance music.
• Working with community relations manager for dance team promotional appearances on a regular basis; communicates team appearance dates, times, etc. to all team members.

MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

• Skill in the creation and execution of dance routines for public performances.
• Advanced knowledge of dance fundamentals, movements and style.
• Minimum five years training in various dance styles to include jazz, modern, ballet and hip-hop etc.
• High School diploma or GED.
• Minimum two years teaching dance including at least one year teaching adults.
• Candidate must be: Professional, creative, reliable, energetic, fun, disciplined and have the ability to lead.
• Candidate must possess high moral standards and hold dance team members to that same standard.
• Candidate must have schedule/time flexibility to fit in practice times, game times and special event performances.

PREFERRED POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

• Experience with a professional Dance team (NBA, NFL, AFL, etc.)
• College degree
• A drive to be the best!


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Please submit your resume to John Adams by email at adamsafl@yahoo.com or by mail (please feel free to include any video of your work) at Kelly and Ferraro, ATTN: Football Dance Team, 2200 Key Tower, 127 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44114 by Friday, December 7, 2007.

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