Call for Teaching Artists

Dancing Classrooms (DC) is a dance organization committed to bringing social dance to NYC schools and community based organizations while helping students develop teamwork, respect, compassion, and leadership. Through various programming, DC has evolved over the years to include culturally responsive and sustaining educational (CRSE) practices, a commitment to gender inclusion and diversity, and the expansion of both in- and out-of-school programming to connect with students in new ways. We are looking for dancers, movers, social dancers, ballroom dancers, movement explorers, dance educators…any and all who find joy in expressing through movement. Be a part of the excitement and develop your own skills by joining our Teaching Artist team!

DC is currently hiring Teaching Artists to teach our Core Program for grades 4-5 and Teaching Artists to teach our After-School Program for grades K-8. Applicants may apply to be a part of either cohort or both.
Deadline to Apply: November 28th, 2022
Application Form:

Core Program Requirements and Qualifications:
Possess excellent interpersonal skills
Love kids
Ability to work on a team
Have a generous spirit
Have a sense of humor, of language, and of rhythm
Be willing to travel within NYC’s 5 boroughs
Availability to teach at least two days a week during the school year
**Previous teaching artist experience is encouraged, but not required for the Core Program.**

After-School Program Requirements and Qualifications:
All of the Core Program requirements listed above and…
1-2 years teaching experience
Have expertise in at least 1-2 social dance styles
Possess strong classroom management skills
Ability to create lesson/unit plan
Be willing and able to adapt a curricular framework to include student’s interests and cultures

We are holding in-person auditions for TA candidates on Friday, December 2nd from 2:15-5:15pm and Saturday, December 3rd from 12-3pm (Location will be at Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn.) Please designate on the application which day(s) you are available to audition. Applicants will be notified of which day to attend. After the in-person audition, selected applicants will be asked to participate in round 2 interviews via Zoom the week of December 5th.
Applicants for the After-School Program must be available to attend a half-day training on either Thursday, December 8th (morning session) or Friday, December 9th (afternoon session).

Applicants for the Core Program must be available to attend a 5-day training December 16th-21st; 12/18 is a day off. (These dates are full day from 9am-5pm)

All TAs must commit to teaching a sequential residency at least 2 days per week in a school setting during the hours of 8am and 3pm (Core Program) and/or during the hours of 3pm-6pm (After-School Program). All TAs must be fingerprinted and pass a Dept. of Education background check, and may be asked to complete additional fingerprinting/checks for other city agencies if needed. Accepted TAs will be paid a stipend of $15/hr for training. If hired to teach a residency, TAs are paid per residency, based on a $50/hr instructional rate and $25/hr planning rate. After-school residencies will have additional planning time. Training commitment is non-negotiable, please do not apply if you’re unable to commit to attending training.
To get started, complete an online application form with important information about employment with Dancing Classrooms and training schedule at

Dancing Classrooms encourages applicants of all backgrounds and identities to apply for roles that align with their own interests and career trajectory. If you meet a majority of the qualifications and see yourself in this role, we would love to see your application! Dancing Classrooms is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, dedicated to ensuring diversity in our workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, parental needs, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

Application Deadline:2022-11-28
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