Love kids?

Enjoy dancing and movement? 

Want to expand your teaching experience? 

Apply to become a Dancing Classrooms NYC Teaching Artist!

Dancing Classrooms (DC) is a dance organization committed to bringing social dance to NYC schools and community based organizations while helping students develop teamwork, respect, compassion, and leadership. Through various programming, DC has evolved over the years to include culturally responsive and sustaining educational (CRSE) practices, a commitment to gender inclusion and diversity, and the expansion of both in- and out-of-school programming to connect with students in new ways.

We are looking for dancers, movers, social dancers, ballroom dancers, movement explorers, dance educators…any and all who find joy in expressing through movement. Be a part of the excitement and develop your own skills by joining our Teaching Artist team!

DC is currently hiring Teaching Artists to teach our Dancing With Rhythms & Stories (K-2nd Grade),  Core Program (4th & 5th Grade), and After-School Program (K-8th Grade). Applicants may apply to be a part of as many programs as they are interested in.


Deadline to Apply:  Rolling through October, 2023

Audition Dates (you are only required to attend 1 audition)

  • September 15th, 2023 (10AM – 1PM) 
  • October 12th, 2023 (1PM – 4PM)
  • October 24th, 2023 (10AM – 1PM)

Training Dates (if invited after auditioning) + 15 hrs of On-Site Student Teaching:

  • Core Program Training – November 6th – 8th (10AM – 3PM Daily)
  • All New Staff Training – November 9th (10AM – 3PM)
  • Dancing With Rhythms & Stories (DWRS): November 12th & 13th (10AM – 5PM)

*Location of auditions and training will be an accessible location in Midtown Manhattan. 

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. Accepted TAs will be paid a stipend of $15/hr for training. If hired to teach a residency, TAs are paid per residency, based on a $40-$50/hr instructional rate and $25/hr planning rate. After-school residencies will have additional planning time. Training commitment is non-negotiable.

General Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Love kids
  • Possess and maintain high energy
  • Have a growth mindset and be receptive to feedback
  • Have a generous, respectful, and compassionate spirit
  • Have a sense of humor, language, and rhythm
  • Be willing to travel within NYC’s 5 boroughs
  • Be professional and prompt
  • Availability to teach at least two days a week during the school year
  • Have expertise in at least 1-2 social dance styles 
  • Possess strong classroom management skills
  • Ability to create lesson plan
  • 1-2 years teaching experience (preferred)

All TAs must commit to teaching a sequential residency at least 2 days per week in a school setting during the hours of 8am and 3pm (DWRS/Core Program) and/or during the hours of 3pm-6pm (After-School Program).

*If you have any questions, please contact Diana Pettersen ( and Yvonne Winborne ( 

To get started, complete an online application form:

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.