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Heart of Dance is currently seeking Rochester Teaching Artist Candidates

The Dancing Classrooms program is a 10-week 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. Now in 30+ sites worldwide, DC was founded 25 years ago in NY and has been featured in several films, including the award-winning documentary Mad Hot Ballroom and Take the Lead starring Antonio Banderas. Brought to MN in 2015 by nonprofit Heart of Dance, the program since has served over 6500 5th & 8th graders across the state. We are auditioning for local Teaching Artists to teach in Rochester schools. We are looking for dancers, actors, arts educators, teachers, and yoga instructors who enjoy using theatrics to engage students. Watch our video to learn more: For more info:;
People of color and multilingual speakers encouraged to apply as we serve a highly diverse student population.

Pay: Teaching - $25-30/class; Meetings/Admin - $15/hr


-Applicant must be available to attend training January 6-10, 2020 9 AM-5 PM at Tapestry Folkdance Center in Minneapolis. For those hired as Teaching Artists, a stipend will be added to your first paycheck after the start of the residency for your training time. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all candidates during training. Travel and hotel will be paid for Rochester candidates. Training commitment is non-negotiable, please do not apply if you’re unable to commit to attending training. Acceptance into training is not a guarantee of employment. Candidates must successfully complete training and meet our qualifications and standards to be hired as a Teaching Artist.
-Commitment to a 10-week residency, 2-5 days per week in up to three different schools, during the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM for a minimum of two sequential semesters.
-Attendance at mandatory weekly staff meetings/ongoing training. Rochester teachers will attend via video conference.
-Occasional weekend work at end-of-semester events.
-Will be required to undergo a background check upon employment.


-Must love kids and have a generous spirit!
-A sense of humor, language and rhythm.
-Able to work in a team and manage a classroom on your own.
-Dance experience is helpful but not necessary. We hire for personality and train for skills.
-Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
-Responsive to emails/calls within 24-48 hours.
-Have reliable transportation and be willing to travel within the metro and surrounding area of Rochester.

Submission Criteria:

Email your resume, cover letter and two references (with email addresses and/or phone numbers). Applications are welcome at any time for future semesters but must be received by November 25, 2019 to be considered for this Spring. Rochester auditions will be held December 2, 2019 12:00PM-3:00PM; Callbacks December 9, 2019 12:00PM-3:00PM

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $25.00 to $30.00 /hour

Contact information

Heart of Dance
Christy Dobbratz
Web site

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Monday, December 2
Posted November 6