Cultural Dance Instructor | Design Dance

Design Dance is seeking a Cultural Dance Instructor to lead and facilitate a set of Cultural Dance daytime programs at a number of partner schools this spring. Interested candidates must have Cultural Dance training and 2-3 years of teaching experience, preferrably with youth students. 



Design Dance was founded in 2008 out of a drive to bring dance and the arts to students throughout the Chicagoland area through unique, collaborative partnerships with schools and community centers. Our programming is designed to build courage, connection and self-awareness through innovative curriculum, a dedicated teaching staff and a commitment to meeting the needs of the communities we serve. Each student, regardless of ability level, is empowered to better express themselves and share stories through movement, performance and collaboration.



The Cultural Dance Instructor will be responsible for collaborating on the creation of Cultural Dance programming for elementary and middle school students. This teaching artist must have experience providing high quality Cultural Dance instruction that covers a range of cultural dance styles. 

Over the course of the program, this instructor will find areas to blend dance with culture, exposing students the the rich history behind the genre. This instructor will also create and teach original choreography, incuding student input where necessary, for their groups to learn and perform at the conclusion of the program.

Finally, this instructor is enthusiatic and committed to arts education and the myriad of opportunities it brings to students! 

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The Design Dance team is positive, solutions-oriented and collaborative.  An ideal instructor will bring an eagerness to work with multiple stakeholders, innovative ideas, enthusiasm for youth development, and a positive energy to this role.

The Cultural Dance Instructor must be available for weekly daytime classes starting in Feb 2019 / March 2019 through the end of May 2019 or the start of June 2019.

To Apply: 

To apply for this position, please fill out the application found at this link:

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Samantha Witthuhn
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