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Teaching Artist

ArtSparks is seeking dance teaching artists to team teach dance classes for children based in the National Dance Institute (NDI) pedagogy as part of our in-school (daytime) program. 


ArtSparks is an educational outreach organization that provides access to dance and music to children who may not otherwise have the opportunity. The ArtSparks methodology--- rooted in the acclaimed National Dance Institute (NDI) pedagogy)--- inspires excellence and nurtures valuable life skills such as tenacity, problem-solving, teamwork, and self-worth. The ArtSparks teaching team consists of a lead dance teacher/choreographer, assistant dance teacher, and musician who serve as models of excellence and teamwork for the children we serve.


Artistic requirements include:

  • Dance artists with a strong technical and performance background 

  • Passion for their art and for teaching

  • Willingness to learn and train in the National Dance Institute (NDI) pedagogy

  • Enthusiasm with working with children (Pre-K-5th grades)

  • Have a commanding presence

  • Have experience creating choreography


Logistical requirements include:

  • Ability to make a solid commitment to classes during the school day

  • Ability to commute to locations in Summit County for weekly classes

  • Enthusiasm for ArtSparks mission, values, and teaching methodologies


The position is part-time and reports to the Artistic Director. Looking to train and hire immediately for summer training and the 2022-2023 school year (Aug-May).


The successful candidate will:

  • Arrive at the classes in a timely manner

  • Respond promptly to communications from the Administrative Team, Music Director, and Lead Teaching Artists

  • Be attentive, engaged, and an active participant during classes

  • Performs every class with energy, enthusiasm, and joy

  • Commit to care for, inspire, and challenge every child in the ArtSparks program

  • Understand developmental needs and adapt and tailor classroom experiences to facilitate the best work from every child

  • Come prepared knowing choreography and class plan as directed by the Artistic Director and Lead Teaching Artists

  • Believe that ALL children are dancers and incredibly capable of success in and through dance


Interested applicants should contact

Artistic Director, Erica Piper, at 


ArtSparks has volunteer opportunities throughout the year in various capacities.


Interested volunteers should contact

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