Love kids?

Enjoy dancing and movement? 

Want to expand your teaching experience? 

Apply to become a Dancing Classrooms NYC Teaching Artist!

Start teaching as early as December!

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 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 movers, social and 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 in-school residencies Dancing With Rhythms & Stories (K-2nd Grade), Social Ballroom (4th & 5th Grade), and our after-school Social Dance Clubs (K-8th Grade). Applicants may apply to teach as many programs as they are interested in.


Deadline to Apply: July 26, 2024


Auditions: Held during the week of July 29th. Applicants will be notified if they are invited to train by August 16th.

Mandatory training (including shadowing)/PD: September-November

Teaching: Starting in the winter term (December/January)

Mandatory Training & PD Dates

  • September 5, 2024 (Virtual) 
  • September 9-12, 2024 (Social Ballroom Training; In-Person) 
  • September 13, 2024 (Back-to-School All Staff Professional Development; In-Person)

Additional Dates – Mandatory ONLY if applying to teach these programs

  • Three Days in Late September/Early October (Dancing With Rhythms & Stories Training; In-Person) 
  • September 26, 2024 (Social Dance Clubs; In-Person)

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

Before being eligible to lead a residency, applicants must complete approximately 45 hours of in-person training and shadowing in the field, along with a mandatory 6 hours of professional development. 

Accepted Teaching Artists will be paid a stipend of $16/hr for training. If hired to teach a residency, TAs will receive instructional pay between $40-$60/hr per residency based on a tier system, and will receive a rate of $25/hr for planning/meetings/professional development. Training commitment is non-negotiable.

General Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Availability to teach at least two days a week during the school year within 8AM – 3PM timeframe (DWRS/ Social Ballroom Programs) and/or from 2PM – 6PM (Social Dance Clubs)
  • 1-2 years teaching experience (preferred)
  • Have expertise in at least 1-2 social dance styles 
  • Be willing to travel within NYC’s 5 boroughs (ability to travel within Westchester and/or Long Island is a plus!)
  • 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 professional and prompt
  • Possess strong classroom management skills
  • Ability to create a lesson plan

*If you have any questions, please contact Fara Faidzan ( 

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.