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 are now actively recruiting for new Teaching Artists for the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 school year! Our auditions will take place on July 10 and July 17, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. All applicants for this semester must be available for these auditions as well as the Teaching Artist training week, Aug 5-9, 2019 in Minneapolis.

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