Teaching Artists

The Dancing Classrooms program is a social and emotional learning (SEL), arts-in-education program teaching ballroom dance to children during their school day. Our mission is to build social awareness, confidence and self-esteem in children through the practice of social dance.

Dancing Classrooms Teaching Artists are: actors, dancers, and individuals who can move with rhythm; people with excellent interpersonal skills who love kids, are able to work in a team and work in a classroom; people with a generous spirit, sense of humor, sense of language and rhythm, and willingness to travel within the seven-county Twin Cities metro area. Teaching Artists will be required to undergo a background check upon employment. Ballroom dance experience is not necessary.

Training consists of one week of 8-hour training days. Applicants must commit to a ten-week residency of two to five days per week, in up to three different schools during school hours (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) for at least two sequential semesters.

We encourage applicants of color or multilingual speakers to apply, as we serve a highly diverse student population.   

We have filled our roster of Teaching Artists for Fall 2019. However you can feel free to apply at any time. We will be auditioning for new Teaching Artists again in December 2019 and we prepare for our Spring 2020 semester. Watch this page for audition dates!

Email your resume, cover letter, and two references (with email addresses and/or phone numbers) as a Word document to: careers@heartofdancemn.org.