WORK STUDY PROGRAM - JOIN OUR TEAM
Our work study (internship) program is an excellent opportunity to gain professional work experience in the dance industry. You will learn every aspect of our business, both in front and behind the scenes.
The hours are long (10-15 hours/day), the work is intense (not always glamorous), but you will have a blast and walk away with so much knowledge about the dance industry and make lifelong connections with other industry professionals (ie. choreographers, producers, agents etc).etc).
EXPECTATIONS / QUALITIES
• Strong Dance Abilities
You will assist dance classes and rehearsals, so we prefer well-trained and versatile dancers who pick up choreography quickly.
Maintain professional presentation at all times (attire & behavior), respect business-client relationships
• Great Interpersonal Skills
Well-spoken, kind-hearted, good spirited that communicates well and gets along with others.
We run a tight schedule. “If you are on time, you are late. If you are early, you are on time”
If you make the commitment, we are counting on you. “Your word is your honor”
You will be privileged to confidential information. You are expected not to discuss or share with outside sources.
We are not talking about leg or back flexibility (although that is still impressive). Not everything will go as planned, so we appreciate assistants who can adapt to new situations and circumstances.
• Handle Fast Paced Work environment
You must be able to work well under pressure and maintain a pleasant attitude.
• Be willing and able to multitask
There will be a lot happening at once, so you must be able to handle multiple tasks at once.
We expect you to be focused on the task at hand and not get easily distracted (ie. Chatting with clients or constantly on your phone).
• Show great attention to detail
Follow direction, take notes and follow through.
• Self Starter
Be able to think ahead and take the initiative to help even without always having to wait for direction. If you are not doing something, ask what you can do to help.
• Basic computer skills (i.e. Email, Social Media, Microsoft Word, Excel)
• Must be at least 18 years of age to apply.
• Invaluable work experience in the dance industry
• Resume building
• Making new connections / friendships
• Shared hotel accommodation
• Ground Transportation with group to/from hotel & all outings
• Professional Reference (ie. Recommendation letter for universities, reference letter for US work visa, referral to dance agency etc.)
DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
Setting up / carrying equipment
Assisting dance classes
Assisting dance rehearsals
On set production work
Chaperoning minor dancers
Administrative / Computer tasks
You are responsible for your travel expenses (ie. Airfare)
Assisting the Hollywood Summer Tour has been such a fun, significant, and moving experience. Having the opportunity to be alongside and learn directly from some of the most amazing choreographers, dancers, teachers, and producers has been extremely influential and inspiring. I've learned so much about the different aspects of dance and what tools I can build and use to be as well-rounded as possible! I'm especially grateful for the experiences and relationships I've made; they're priceless.
As an assistant, you are a role model who is given the opportunity to grow as a dancer, to stretch your leadership skills, and learn from the best in the industry. I enjoyed the experience to have my training and knowledge trusted and recognized as a valuable asset to the HST participants.
"Assisting the HST was a great learning experience. I gained many new skills and experiences that I will take with me on my journey as an artist. I really enjoyed being in that leadership role that allowed me to have a positive impact on the kids experience on the tour. I absolutely loved getting to assist the choreographer for the music video shoot. I am so grateful that I had this opportunity to learn from the best in the business. I would do it again in a heart beat."
My experience with Menina as an assistant was amazing! It was way more fun than I anticipated. I gained so much knowledge of prepping, organizing, and working quick and efficient to get the job done. Working with Menina has prepared me for the future in dance! After my experience, she referring me to GTA (one of the best dance agencies in LA) and I now I am signed with them. I can’t thank her enough.My favorite part was interacting with the amazing kids and their parents.
The Hollywood summer tour was one of most influential programs of my career. Two weeks of 13 to 15 hour days prepare you for the hustle that the LA lifestyle requires for a long lasting career. I was able to learn about entertainment management alongside top producers, while also, taking classes from LAs top choreographers. If taken advantage of, it becomes a networking haven that will introduce you to the LA scene and set you up for a long and successful career!"