Dance Instructor for Kinder-Grade 8

About the Position:

ARTS ALIVE, the South Bay premier arts provider is looking for an exceptional dance instructor – who is prepared to reach and teach the next generation of artists. We are looking for an experienced drama teacher to grow with the organization and expand on his or her teaching skills.

The type of teachers who stay with us - performing arts teachers who have some private students but need more hours of teaching, want to have a network group to grow as a teacher, have professional work on weekends but need teaching hours during the week. All our teachers love to teach and pass on their skills using our organizational values.


The dance teacher we engage must be versed in classroom teaching of multiple levels and grades, be able to teach students of different skill levels within the same class, multitasking, prepared to continually perfect their craft and enjoy learning new teaching methods.  Dance teacher visits select schools to teach ‘introduction to dance’ classes and a higher-level lyrical/jazz/hip-hop dance team suitable for middle school students.

About the Organization:

Kings and Clowns (Arts Alive) provides a creative platform for educational training to young people in music and performing arts. Every effort is made to ensure every child has access to arts education in our after-school o in the South Bay and Los Angeles. We are a small, efficiently run nonprofit arts education organization.

All of our teachers must be:

  • Prepared to be fingerprinted, Virtus certified, and TB tested upon hire
  • Prompt and flexible
  • Highly motivated and a team player
  • Willing to learn and grow with the organization
  • Passionate towards educating young people
  • Prepared to teach lessons to the California VAPA Theatre standards
  • Prepared to show evidence of lesson plans
  • Equipped with a vehicle or reliable transportation
  • Ability to control class with management tactics
  • Prepared to go the extra mile
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Located within 20 minutes of the South Bay/Westside area

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in education, arts education/administration/management, or related field
  • Experience with K-8 schools and California VAPA standards a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Highly organized, a self-starter and able to prioritize, track projects and meet deadlines
  • Able to solve problems and recommend alternatives to promote program effectiveness


  • Independent contractor will be scheduled for after-school classes between 2:30 and 6:00pm for up to 12 hours per week. Work and training outside normal business hours is rare but flexibility is expected.

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Send your resume with two references, cover letter, photo/headshot to [email protected].

Interview will be conducted July 14-17. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate classroom teaching for a short class during week of July 20-24. The chosen teacher must be prepared to teach 3-4 afternoons and early evenings per week. Training and Staff Development begins in August 2015.