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Ballet Instructors Needed for Threads NexGen Youth Dance Project

Threads NexGen/YDP (Youth Dance Project) is looking to hire ethnically diverse individuals to teach ballet and modern technique classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the upcoming 12-week fall session. We seek skilled dance instructors to join our weekly intensive programming that also includes nutrition and embodied movement exploration at Threads Dance Nexus.

September 18-December 9
For youth ages 8-12
Ballet – Beginning/Advanced-Beginning, Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 or 6:00-7:00pm

September 18-December 16
For youth ages 13-17
Ballet – Intermediate/Advanced, Wednesdays, 1.5 hours in range of 4:00-7:30pm

Instructors will be compensated for class hours at a rate of $40/hour. Instructors are also welcome to attend Threads Company Class on Mondays or Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30am as well as rent the studio at a discounted staff rate.

Candidates must have extensive experience in ballet and/or modern, strong communication skills, experience working with children, and provide informative, engaging, and effective movement instruction reflecting the Dance Nexus philosophy (below).

NexGen/YDP uses a holistic approach to training future dance artists. The program enables youth to enhance technical skills, explore creativity, and manage stress and trauma in a safe, supportive environment. Students will receive high-level training and education from professionals in ballet technique, modern dance technique, embodied movement exploration, and nutrition. At Threads Dance Nexus, we strive to create an equitable and inclusive learning environment where students’ gifts can be cultivated and opportunities for growth are embraced. We seek to be a place where diverse learners are treated with dignity and respect.

Our Teaching Philosophy
Culturally Relevant — so that dancers of any race or ethnicity feel a sense of belonging.
Trauma-Informed – dance education has the potential to reproduce harm or liberate; we chose liberation!
Anatomically Sound – working safely with the body to keep you dancing longer and stronger.
Inclusive and Equitable – all are welcome and differing needs are acknowledged.
Socially Just – seek to rectify injustice through arts activism.

If you would like more information and to apply, please email an introduction and your resume to Angela Ericson at

Location Info

Threads Dance Project
2213 Snelling Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

Contact Info

Angela Ericson
Deadline: January 1, 1970