Dancing Classrooms New York City Accepting Part-Time Teaching Artist Applications

Start Teaching as early as September, 2022!

Be a part of the excitement and develop your own skills by joining our Teaching Artist team! Drawing on their own unique talents and rigorous training provided by DC, Teaching Artists (TAs) are responsible for delivering DC’s programs through sequential residencies, at schools and community based organizations across NYC. DC’s rigorous training includes attending a five-day paid training, visiting/shadowing veteran TAs, as well as support through small group mentorship and ongoing Professional Development offerings throughout the year. Once hired and trained, Dancing Classrooms Teaching Artists must be able to commit to teaching a sequential residency at least 2 days per week in a classroom setting between 8am and 3pm or 2pm and 6pm for an entire semester (Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring).


Dancing Classrooms (DC) cultivates essential life skills in young people through the joyful art and practice of social dance. Through standards-based, in- and out-of-school residencies, we use the vocabulary of social and partner dance to cultivate essential social, emotional, cognitive and collaborative traits inherent in every child. Made famous by the acclaimed documentary “Mad Hot Ballroom”, Dancing Classrooms has been a leader in social dance education for nearly 30 years, partnering with hundreds of NYC schools to deliver its programs to thousands of students each year.

Dancing Classrooms Teaching Artists are joyful and spirited actors, dancers, educators, and individuals who can move with rhythm, have excellent interpersonal skills, are team players, love working with youth, and have strong positive verbal/physical body language. Ability and willingness to travel within NYC’s 5 boroughs is a must. Individuals located in or close to the Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, and New Jersey, and those willing to commute with their own car are highly encouraged to apply. All TAs must be fingerprinted and pass a Dept. of Education background check, and may be asked to complete additional fingerprinting/checks for other city agencies if needed.

*Previous teaching artist experience is not required, but a plus. Individuals with experience teaching or working in an after school setting are especially encouraged to apply!


We are holding in-person auditions for Teaching Artist candidates on Tuesday, June 7th & Thursday, June 9th. (Time and NYC location TBA.)Please hold both dates in the event that you are called back. If you are only available for one date, accommodations can be made.

If hired after the June audition process, applicants must be available to attend a 5-day (9am – 6pm) paid training from July 14th – 19th (July 17th is a planning day/day off). Training commitment is non-negotiable, please do not apply if you’re unable to commit to attending this round of training.

To get started, complete an online application form with important information about employment with Dancing Classrooms and training schedule: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4eqna4Bh6auTrx9RvbeXXi3k5H1Vig9C5V8lZyyRE1ri4AA/viewform

Dancing Classrooms encourages applicants of all backgrounds and identities to apply for roles that align with their own interests and career trajectory. If you meet a majority of the qualifications and see yourself in this role, we would love to see your application! Dancing Classrooms is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, dedicated to ensuring diversity in our workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, parental needs, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

For more information:
Contact Diana Pettersen + Yvonne Winborne
diana@dancingclassrooms.org, yvonne@dancingclassrooms.org