"Dancing is about connections … to our friends, to our families, to our neighbors. It is one of the most expressive ways we celebrate and communicate our cultures and communities. With Dancing Classrooms, we are able to reach children in existing classroom settings and address fundamental issues of mutual respect and self-esteem – issues that social dance puts into practice. We hope to inspire children through dance to do well, to respect one another, to be proud. This program is about more than dance, it is about teaching children to take a bow.”        - Pierre Dulaine & Yvonne Marceau

Be a Teaching Artist


Teaching Artists are the lifeblood of our program, our most valuable asset.

To ensure unity of purpose and intention, we train all prospective teachers extensively in classroom management skills and curricular integration, as well as the social dance training of our program syllabus.

We are currently seeking Teaching Artists who have: 
  • The belief that every child can learn and excel, regardless of his/her shape, size, family situation or ethnic background  
  • A passion for dance and creative expression that is easily communicated to, and contagious among, children
  • Self confidence in his/her dance and artistic abilities
  • High expectations for what every child can achieve through the program
  • An ability to express him/herself verbally in such a way that deserves attention
  • An understanding of children’s classroom dynamics and how to manage behavior
  • Flexibility and a good sense of humor

Specifically, a Teaching Artist candidate should:
  • Have experience working with 5th & 8th grade children. This experience could come from teaching school, being a camp counselor, being a Sunday School teacher, even as a parent.  Understanding the developmental realities of 11-12 year old children is important
  • Have a dance/creative expression background – not necessarily as a professional
  • Have the ability to commit to part-time work during the school day, Monday-Friday, for the 2021-2022 school year
  • Have dependable transportation – personal vehicle or reliable mass transit options
  • Be able to pass a criminal background check

Dancing Classrooms Teaching Artists are: actors, dancers, individuals who can move with rhythm; have excellent interpersonal skills; love kids; able to work in a team; work in a classroom; have a generous spirit; a sense of humor, of language, of rhythm; willingness to travel throughout Northeast Ohio (primarily Cleveland and/or Lorain).
You will be fingerprinted with state of Ohio upon employment. 
Teaching Artists are seasonal part-time employees that are paid on an hourly basis ($30/hour).  

Requirements: Applications are being accepted for a summer 2021 training (scheduled for July 12-16, 2021).  
Applicants must be available to attend the unpaid five day training; make a solid commitment to a sequential ten week residency two days per week in a school during the hours of 8am and 4pm. 
Training commitment is non-negotiable, please do not apply if you’re unable to commit to attending training. 

 

Submission Criteria: Apply online by submitting the required information below OR send your resume, cover letter, 2 references (with email) and photo via email in MS word.  References will be contacted


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