Koresh Kids Dance
starting October 1, 2018
Koresh Kids Dance seeks motivated candidates excited about teaching community dance for a year-long teacher training apprenticeship!
Koresh Dance Company is a 501©3 non-profit dance organization in Philadelphia, PA. It is the mission of Koresh dance to enrich the cultural landscape and artistic reputation of Philadelphia. We serve our mission through three program areas; performance, education and community outreach.
For the past twelve years Koresh Kids Dance has provided rigorous, long-term weekly creative dance instruction to students in Philadelphia public schools. These classes are rooted in student centered learning in order to create a safe space for children to learn to dance, create dance, and to bridge dance with life skills. These life skills include self-confidence, discipline, respect and healthy self-expression. This program culminates with a performance at the end of the year that cultivates teamwork, leadership skills, and the sense of accomplishment.
Applicants must have a BA or BFA or higher education in Dance or Dance Education
Applicants must be motivated to teach, interested in working in Philadelphia Public Schools, and committed to the full year (October-June)
Applicants should desire to facilitate the students as artists and have a willingness to teach with a student centered learning philosophy
Preference will be given to applicants who have teaching experience in community dance settings
Assist 2 dance classes for 3-5 grade students each week on Wednesdays between 9 and 3pm beginning October 15th and culminating in June.
Assist the program director for several classes and gradually take over responsibilities of the classes as the year progresses
Learn the Koresh Kids Dance Classroom Model and implement it in to each lesson
Develop lessons that are based in creative dance concepts
Help to develop a classroom environment that is safe for creating dance
Facilitate the development of students’ as artists, choreographers, and dancers
Observe classes happening throughout the city two times in the year
Assist the program director in developing a final end of the year performance
If interested please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to:
Apprenticeship begins October 1, 2018!