Teaching Artist: Twin Cities, Duluth, and Rochester

Dance, Musical Theater, Actors, Arts Educators, Teachers 

Are you outgoing, energetic, and like working with children? We are looking for dancers, actors, arts educators, and teachers who enjoy using theatrics to engage students. If you want to use the arts to empower student’s lives then we want to hear from you. We use social dance as a vehicle to teach social and emotional learning skills to 5th and 8th graders. Ballroom dance experience not required--all training provided. 

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 4100 5th & 8th graders across the state. We are auditioning for local Teaching Artists to teach in Twin Cities, Rochester and Duluth schools. 

Watch our video to learn more: https://youtu.be/kazTEvWeCEg.  
For more info: www.HeartOfDanceMN.org;www.DancingClassrooms.org    
People of color and multilingual speakers encouraged to apply as we serve a highly diverse student population. 

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



-Applicant must be available to attend unpaid training January 7-11, 9 AM-5 PM in Minneapolis.  A small per diem will be paid but an hourly wage is not. Travel, hotel and meals will be paid for Rochester and Duluth candidates. Training commitment is non-negotiable, please do not apply if you’re unable to commit to attending training.    
-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 bi-weekly staff meetings/ongoing training. Rochester and Duluth 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.   
-Actors, dancers, people who are entertaining and can move with rhythm.   
-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 the Twin Cities, Rochester or Duluth.   


Submission Criteria:   

Email your resume, cover letter and two references (with email addresses and/or phone numbers) to [email protected]. Applications are welcome at any time for future semesters but must be received by December 7 to be considered for this spring. If you are invited to attend the audition, it will be held at Walker Community United Methodist Church, 3104 16th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55407. 

Contact information

Heart of Dance
Andrea Mirenda
Web site

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Tuesday, December 18
Posted November 18