We are taking applications for the Spring Semester! Deadline to apply Thursday, December 7, 2023, 11:59pm.
Dancing Classrooms is a 10-week social and emotional learning (SEL), arts-in-education program teaching partner 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. Founded in 1994, Dancing Classrooms has been featured in several films, including the award-winning documentary Mad Hot Ballroom and Take the Lead starring Antonio Banderas.
Dance for Life is a senior wellness program for active seniors, ambulatory memory-care elders, and their caregivers. Dance for Life weaves together music, storytelling, and partner dance to focus on four key areas:
Building physical strength and flexibility
Improving balance to reduce the risk of falls
Expanding social connections
Increasing cognitive focus to delay or diminish the effects of dementia
Ideal Teaching Artists are those who:
Have experience working with children and adults,
Possess a good sense of humor, rhythm, and ample patience,
Can command a classroom and also work well in a team,
Want to build social awareness, confidence, and self-esteem in children, and help older adults build and maintain physical and cognitive abilities, through partner dance,
Respond to communications within 24 hours,
Have reliable transportation.
Applicants of color and multilingual speakers are especially encouraged to apply, as we serve a highly diverse student population. Dance, theater, or teaching experience is a plus, but ballroom dance experience is not necessary. All training in the Dancing Classrooms and Dance for Life syllabi and teaching methodology is provided.
Learn more and apply!