Teaching Artist Position

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-a-day training. Applicants must commit to a ten-week residency of 2-5 days per week, in up to three different schools during school hours (8am – 4pm) for at least two sequential semesters.

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

Applications are welcome at any time for future training sessions.

Our next audition is Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 10am to 2pm in Saint Paul. You must be available for training the week of July 30 through August 3, 8am-5pm. We will be hiring Teaching Artists  to start teaching for the fall 2018 semester.

Email your resume, cover letter, and 2 references (with email addresses and/or phone numbers) as a Word document to: careers@heartofdancemn.org.