Become a Teaching Artist

Teaching Artist must love to dance, possess a good sense of humor, have the ability to command a room and have experience working with children. Dancing Classrooms Philly takes place during the school day so you must have a flexible daytime schedule. The program runs 10 weeks each semester with 45 minute classes held twice weekly. Attendance at meetings and competitions is required.

Teaching Artists must complete our intensive training, which typically occurs over a 5-day training period during the summer. All Teaching Artists must obtain clearances for Child Abuse, PA Criminal Record and FBI Fingerprinting annually and attend a one-time two-hour Archdiocese Safe Environment Training.

Teaching Artists receive a stipend for each fifth or eighth grade class taught. If you are interested in becoming a Teaching Artist, send your resume with a cover letter to or mail to Dancing Classrooms Philly, 4226 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. For more information, call theĀ Managing Director, Kate LombardiĀ at 215-268-3973.