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National Dance Institute Seeking Part-Time Dance Teaching Artists

National Dance Institute (NDI) seeks Dance Teaching Artists to join our team in the 2022-2023 school year!


- Are practicing artists, who have professional performing experience and/or training
- Come from a variety of dance traditions and have the desire to share their unique artistry with children
- Are as passionate about the art of teaching as they are about their art form
- Exude joy and love of dance
- Are dynamic, expressive, and energized movers
- Have strong musicality
- Have a confident presence and positive and inclusive classroom management skills
- Are committed to anti-racist education
- Are committed to culturally responsive and inclusive teaching practices, and to creating classrooms in which every student is seen, valued, and belongs
- Are reflective practitioners who seek opportunities for continuous learning
- Are collaborative; thrive in a team dynamic in which power and responsibility are shared
- Are flexible, and able to adapt to the needs and strengths of different school communities
- Believe that being in the presence of children is a privilege



- Co-lead weekly, in-person classes in NDI partner schools.
- Teaching artists new to working with NDI are staffed in teaching teams with experienced colleagues so that they can continue training in the NDI Method while assisting and co-leading classes.
- Co-design and co-lead culminating performances that reflects an annual curricular theme.
- Co-create accessible, responsive, and dynamic choreography that both highlights students’ abilities and develops their skills and artistic expression
- Participate in required professional development, including a fall retreat, bi-monthly workshops, and all-staff equity trainings.
- Maintain an NDI email account and communicate promptly and professionally with NDI administrative staff, teaching artist teams, and school partners.
- Complete a self-evaluation and goal-setting process and meetings with an NDI mentor twice per year.
- Support NDI’s program evaluation, impact assessment, and fundraising efforts. This may include documenting your work through written lesson planning and completing evaluation rubrics.
- Submit bi-weekly digital timesheets, adhering to deadlines communicated by NDI.


- First-year NDI Teaching Artists are hired on a part-time basis and paid at a rate of $40-$50/class, dependent upon their teaching experience.
- Classes typically run for 45 to 50 minutes, and we schedule no fewer than three classes per day in succession at any partner school
- Paid professional development, including an intensive, multi-day “retreat” at the start of the school year; bi-monthly, all-staff workshops; and specialized trainings for new teaching artists. 
- A stipend for out-of-school time planning for every residency.
- Additional compensation for evening performances and special projects.
- Paid sick and bereavement leave.
- Eligibility for a pay increase following one year of continuous employment.


-Passionate alignment with NDI’s mission and values
-Ability to make a solid commitment to teaching during the school day, at least two days per week, for the duration of the school year (early October to early or mid-June).
-Must be reliable and punctual.
-Availability for paid professional development workshops as well as individualized training during the school year.
-Ability to travel within NYC’s boroughs.
-Teaching artists who have the ability to teach in multiple languages are strongly encouraged to apply
-Must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. No visa sponsorship is available for this position.
-Candidates are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
-Offers for employment are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a background check and fingerprinting with the NYC Department of Education (DOE).
-Employees are required to follow all program guidelines which include but are not limited to DOE, NDI, and all program partners.

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Please contact Sofia Baeta at with any questions. Thank you for your interest in teaching with NDI

NDI is an equal employment opportunity employer. Our policy is to select, place, train and promote the best-qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude, and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, military status, domestic violence status, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Address National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts 217 West 147th St. New York, NY 10039

City New York City

State NY

Zip code 10039

Country US

Contact name Sofia Baeta

Contact email

Due date Applications are due May 20th,2022

Age range:

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