Become a Teaching Artist

“Dancing Classrooms is a program where young leaders emerge.  It is a true joy to see students embrace new skills with excitement and to see their eagerness to learn more dances.” – Ms. Belle

Do you love to dance, possess a good sense of humor, have the ability to command a room, and have experience working with children? These are all qualities we need in a Dancing Classrooms Philly Teaching Artist! If you are interested in working with Dancing Classrooms Philly, then read on to learn more.

Schedule requirements
Dancing Classrooms Philly programs take place during the school day, with some afterschool and summer residencies, so you must have a flexible daytime schedule. Attendance at meetings and student performances is required, and you will be compensated for that time.

Training and clearances
Teaching Artists who are interested in leading the In-School Ballroom Residency must complete our intensive training, which is paid and typically occurs over a 5-day period during the summer. All Teaching Artists who wish to teach Latin/Salsa, Hip-hop, or K-Pop will receive training in the Dulaine Elements before beginning work in the classroom. All Teaching Artists must obtain clearances for Child Abuse, PA Criminal Record, and FBI Fingerprinting. Teaching Artists must also attend an Archdiocese Safe Environment Training and a Mandatory Reporter training.

Teaching Artists are paid for their time in the classroom, as well as an administrative rate for meetings, events, and professional development sessions.

Ready to apply?
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 the Artistic & Education Director, Andrew Polunin at 215-268-3973.