BodyWise Dance, Dance applied to real life

Job Posting

Teaching Artist Wanted for Extended Residencies in Healthcare Settings

Part-time position available immediately. Must be available for extensive training through the Fall and be ready to take on new projects at the start of 2015.

BodyWise Dance is looking for teaching artist to lead movement classes in assisted living and long-term care facilities for people with limited movement capacity and/or neurocognitive diagnosis.

Support the mission and pedagogy of BodyWise Dance
Plan and execute lessons that are engaging and appropriate for each group of participants
Be punctual for classes
Be available to check in with clients and participants before and after class
Bring your creativity and energy to your teaching
Attend monthly BodyWise team meetings

Excellent technique, improvisation, composition and people skills
Comfortable engaging with staff, residents and caregivers
Committed and invested in the development of dance in healthcare programs
Access to transportation and willing to travel to facilities in the greater DC metro area
2 + years of teaching experience
Bachelor’s degree in dance or a dance-related field. MFA preferred.
Prior experience in healthcare settings a plus
Additional languages a plus

This position pays $75/class. Training is unpaid. Benefits include professional development for artists and peer support.

To apply, please send resume and any questions to Margot Greenlee at
margot. Follow up will include an interview and teaching observation.

BodyWise dance offers seated dance classes designed to increase mobility, social engagement and rhythmic accuracy. Featuring social dance styles, popular music, conversation, and hand-to-hand partnering, the class is a well-paced and refreshing experience for elders age roughly 80 – 100 with limited physical ability and neurocognitive diagnosis. Using both follow-the-leader and inquiry-based approaches, instructors brings participants into the world a dancer; mastering movement and making unique dances together. Caregivers often join the class to both learn about their patients and enjoy the benefits of dancing themselves.

BodyWise dance is an equal opportunity employer.


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