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Dance Teacher, Grades 7-12, Part-Time

  • 13 Feb 2020 10:14 PM
    Message # 8746679

    Oakwood School is a K-12 coeducational day school in North Hollywood, California that opened its doors in 1951.  The school has remained faithful to its original mission ever since: to create a diverse educational environment where young people are partners with the adults who teach them and learn from them; where the best means of preparing students for the future is to immerse them in the present; where a healthy learning environment requires joy and humor as well as rigorous intensity; and where students’ intellectual and aesthetic depth – along with their capacity for empathy and moral courage – emerge out of authentic engagement with their teachers, one another, and the world around them.

    The Opportunit

    Oakwood School seeks a part-time dance teacher for the 2020-21 school year. The ideal candidate is comfortable teaching any level of dance and will be expected to work with a diversity of learners from beginning to advanced dance students. The candidate should have a strong background in choreography and proficiency in diverse dance styles and dance pedagogy.  The specific teaching assignment will consist of one or two classes each trimester, and will likely include a combination of middle school and high school students.


    The teacher will provide exceptional, developmentally-appropriate dance instruction to beginning, intermediate, and advanced dance students, He or she will mentor and lead the advanced dance group, ChoreoLab.  Works to build the dance program at Oakwood and coordinate cross-disciplinary opportunities within the performing arts. Engages with students in a progressive, constructivist manner while ensuring sufficient mastery and development of sound artistic practices. Regularly provides feedback to students and families in person, in writing, and through the school’s learning management system. Attends department and faculty meetings, parent conferences and Open Houses and coordinates student performances. 


    • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred 
    • 3+ years of relevant dance teaching experience   
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including a high degree of cultural competency 
    • Dedication to the whole-person development of young people, including an enthusiasm for  positive identity development and diversity, equity, and inclusion work
    • Please forward your resume and letter of interest to Liz Willis, Academic Dean at Oakwood School –                                                               

    Oakwood School is an equal opportunity employercommitted to cultural diversity in our workforce.

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