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Dance Educator, Upper School - Beginning Academic Year 2020-2021

  • 14 Jan 2020 11:07 AM
    Message # 8572653

    Menlo School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students in grades six through twelve. We are dedicated to providing a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding creative arts and athletic programs. The School helps students develop positive values and nurtures character development in a supportive environment that upholds the highest moral and ethical standards. Our program encourages students to reach their fullest potential and to develop the skills necessary to respond intelligently and humanely to the complexities of a diverse and increasingly interconnected world.

    At Menlo School, equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of our organizational identity. Through our daily efforts, the School demonstrates a shared commitment to the development of all stakeholders by supporting a campus ethos where equity, diversity, and inclusion reflect the major cornerstones of our community.

    Our ideal Dance Educator candidate will:

    • Create a supportive, engaging and inspiring classroom culture for all students;
    • Design high-quality dance performance opportunities for students of varying skill levels;
    • Engage students with a repertoire elevant to their lives and interests;
    • Integrate culturally responsive teaching practices into daily lessons and interactions with students, parents, and colleagues;
    • Contribute to a positive climate and culture by exhibiting high professional standards;
    • Desire a growth-focused coaching environment based on frequent observations, debriefs, action planning, and progress monitoring;
    • Communicate regularly with families regarding their child's academic and social-emotional growth;
    • Collaborate and communicate effectively and respectfully with all colleagues;
    • Work to build a world-class dance program and promote the vital role of the arts in education.
    • Teach five sections of Upper School dance;
    • Choreograph two mainstage musicals per year in conjunction with the Drama Department;
    • In collaboration with the Middle School, choreograph and stage a dance concert showcasing all students of movement and dance;
    • Serve as an advocate to a group of about 10 upper school students;
    • Facilitate one grade level strand of M-Term, an immersive, experiential program of mini-courses at the end of the spring semester.

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant teaching area 
    • Possess a strong background in the performing arts, including teaching experience in ballet, jazz, modern, and hip hop. 
    • Prior professional training within a rigorous educational or professional dance program or professional performance credits;
    • High quality written and verbal communication skills;
    • Knowledge of State Standards and Common Core Standards in the Performing Arts is a plus.

    Interested candidates please apply by going to

    Menlo School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Job ID: 105 

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