[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] 2016/17 Koresh Kids Dance Apprenticeship Opportunity

Keila admin at koreshdance.org
Fri Sep 23 10:55:38 EDT 2016

Koresh Kids Dance seeks motivated candidates excited about teaching
community dance for a year-long teacher apprenticeship! 

For the past nine years Koresh Kids Dance, under the direction of Teresa
VanDenend Sorge, 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 an
urban environment, 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 

Responsibilities include:

.      Assist 2-3 dance classes for 3-5 grade students each week on
Wednesdays between 9 and 12pm beginning October 19th and culminating in

.      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 into
each lesson

.      Develop lessons that are based in creative dance concepts

.      Help to develop a classroom environment that is safe for creating

.      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


To apply, email Koreshkidsdance at gmail.com <mailto:Koreshkidsdance at gmail.com>
a resume, cover letter, and 3 references.

Internship begins Monday, October 17, 2016! 

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