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7 May 2024

Cleveland Cavaliers Dance Team Coach (Part Time)

🇺🇸 Cleveland, OH, USA
Part Time
5+ years exp.

Cavaliers Holdings LLC is committed to delivering epic experiences for our fans, team members, community, and the world. Fueled by a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture, we strive to recruit individuals that will be enthusiastic and purposeful in carrying out our vision as Transformative Leaders in Sports and Entertainment. If you are ready to work in the fast-paced and high-energy setting of the Cavs, Monsters, Charge, Legion and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse— then we want to talk to YOU!


Under the direction of the Manager of Dance & Entertainment, the Cavs Dance Team Coach will serve as the point person for the leadership and management of the Cavs Dance Team. The Cavs Dance Team is a group of empowered, sophisticated, athletic, passionate, team-driven performers that represent the Cleveland Cavaliers. This is a competitive-level team featuring dynamic choreography in the styles of Jazz, Jazz Funk, Hip Hop and Heels. The Cavs Dance Team Coach will be asked to create unique, show-stopping, buzz-creating performances that can be engaged and utilized on social channels. The goal of this position is to create an enthusiastic, energetic, high-performance, and high-quality dance team in keeping with the Cleveland Cavaliers organizational and presentation standards.


  • Team Management -
    • Choreography:
      • Choreograph and/or oversee all Cavs Dance Team performances
      • Create routine and practice schedules
      • Dance technique and style development
      • Collaborate with team leaders on halftime and artist collaborations
      • Conceptualize lighting, LED, props and videography
      • Collaborate with creative team on production visuals
      • Strong music editing skills
    • Administrative:
      • Morale and team building
      • Establish team roles
      • Attend all rehearsals
        ▪ Monitor squad
        ▪ Rule compliance
        ▪ Team communication
      • Enforce team principles
      • Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
    • Costuming:
      • Work with Manager of Dance and Entertainment on Design
      • Sizing, distribution, and inventory
    • Appearances:
      • Assist in coordinating special appearance requests
  • Signature Events -
    • Team Photo Shoot:
      • Collaborate with Manager on design, backdrops, and overall vision
      • Assist in coordinating location, timing, and venue logistics
      • Scheduling- Cavaliers Dance Team and needed staff
    • Auditions:
      • Provide choreography and assist in team selection
      • Choreography Instruction on day of Auditions
      • Recruitment/ Marketing plan and execution
    • Misc. Seasonal:
      • Audition prep classes
      • In-season dance classes/ workshops
      • Holiday and end of season parties
      • Team building
  • Content Execution -
    • Additional mid-season photo and video shoots:
      • Plan logistics
        ▪ Assist in styling
        ▪ Scheduling- teams and needed staff
        ▪ Collaborate with photo and video team
      • Execution of on–set styling
      • Post Shoot
        ▪ Photo selection and distribution
        ▪ Submit selected photos for sizing and editing
        ▪ Organize photos to coincide with weekly social calendar
    • Social Calendar:
      • Work with Manager of Dance and Entertainment on content


  • Candidate must have an extensive dance background that illustrates prior experience with a dance team, as well as choreography experience in various styles of dance.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience teaching dance, with at least 3 years of teaching adults.
  • Ability to instruct and critique routines on a group and individual performance basis.
  • A total understanding and implementation of the dance team's roles.
  • Familiarity with a broad range of music.
  • Ability to recognize current trends and create groundbreaking and fresh routines.
  • Strong sense of responsibility and organization skills, time management and leadership skills, and the ability to work closely with the Game Presentation & Marketing teams.
  • Ability to multitask, be passionate and work under pressure.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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