Become a Teaching Artist

Teaching Artists are the lifeblood of our program, our most valuable asset. To ensure unity of purpose and intention, we train all prospective teachers extensively in classroom management skills and curriculum integration, as well as ballroom training in our step syllabus.   We are currently seeking Teaching Artists who have:
  • The belief that every child can learn and excel, regardless of his/her shape, size, family situation or ethnic background
  • A passion for dance and creative expression that is contagious and easily communicated to children
  • Self confidence in his/her dance and artistic abilities
  • High expectations for what every child can achieve through the program
  • An ability to express himself/herself verbally in a way that deserves attention and respect
  • An understanding of children’s classroom dynamics and how to manage behavior positively
  • Flexibility and a good sense of humor
  Dancing Classrooms Teaching Artists are actors, dancers and others who can move with rhythm.  Our TAs have excellent interpersonal skills, love children, are able to work as a team and individually in a classroom, have a generous spirit and a strong sense of humor, of language and of rhythm. Teaching Artists are paid on an hourly basis and are not full-time employees.  Employment is generally during the school year, between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Upon employment, each new TA will be fingerprinted with State of North Carolina, and may be subject to a background check for purposes of working in the schools according to their requirements.   Additional Requirement: Applicant must be available to attend an unpaid five-day training session; make a solid commitment to a sequential ten-week residency, two or more days per week in a school between the hours of 8am and 4pm.  The training commitment is non-negotiable, and we ask that you do not apply if you’re unable to commit time to attend the training (the cost and expenses of training are paid by Take the Lead NC).   Submission of your information: Please send your resume, cover letter, 2 references (with email) and photo via email in MS word, or by mail. You references will be contacted.   Send credentials or Ann Guill, Director, TLNC, 703 Coliseum Plaza Court, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.
Dance is a means of breaking down barriers, learning about honor and civility, treating others respectfully, building confidence and self-esteem, collaborating and working as a team, and accepting and appreciating differences.