Job Posting: Hip Hop Choreographer Needed for CityDance DREAM Washington Wizards Half-Time Performance

Job Posting

CityDance Dream

Hip Hop Choreographer needed for DREAM Washington Wizards Half-Time Performance

Deadline to apply: Monday, October 23, 2017

To apply email

CityDance DREAM is seeking a hip hop based choreographer to create a 4 minute routine for over 150 students to perform at their Wizard’s halftime performance! In it’s 12th year, the DREAM Washington Wizards Half-Time Performance is a highlight event, bringing together all of DREAM students (ages 8 – 18) to perform in front of an audience of 20,000. Taking center court at the newly named Capitol One Arena (formerly Verizon Center), this 1 night event offers CityDance students the opportunity to take their talents to new levels. Commensurate project fee based upon demonstrated experience and qualifications.

To apply email

*CityDance DREAM is a nationally recognized after-school program, providing dance classes, performance opportunities, mentoring, tutoring and college counseling to students from underserved communities across Washington, DC.

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Job Posting: District Dance Arts is Hiring!

Job Posting

District Dance Arts is Hiring!
Apply before: October 21, 2017 8pm EST

Weekday classes held at The Capoeira Spot: 2008 Rhode Island Ave. NE
Saturday classes held at The Family Life Community Center: 605 Rhode Island Ave. NE

Come dance with us! We’re looking for dance instructors for the current 2017-2018 dance season now through June 2, 2018.

-Primary Ballet 1: 5:45pm-6:30pm
-Primary Jazz 1: 6:30pm-7:15pm

-Primary 1 Tap: 1:05pm-1:50pm
-Primary 1 Ballet: 1:55pm-2:40pm

Primary Level 1 students are beginners with 0-3 years of dance experience who take class once per week. They are learning their basics in each style of dance.

Follow the link for the full job description and application instructions.
Apply by Saturday, October 21 at 8pm EST.

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Performance: Call for Submissions: Baltimore Dance Invitational


The Collective

Call for Submissions: Baltimore Dance Invitational

Submission Deadline: Friday, November 17, 2017 by midnight
Notification: Friday, December 8, 2017
Performance Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:30pm

Gordon Center for Performing Arts
3506 Gwynnbrook Ave
Owings Mills, MD 21117

The Collective is accepting submissions for the 6th Annual Baltimore Dance Invitational to be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:30pm at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills, MD. This year’s Baltimore Dance Invitational will be a one-performance only showcase of professional dance selected through an adjudication process. Additionally, artists selected for the Baltimore Dance Invitational will have the option to facilitate a community dance workshop in February 2018.

Submission Requirements:

• Work submitted must showcase professional artists and/or be choreographed by a professional artist (no student work).

• Work submitted must be complete OR represent a completed, extracted section of a larger work.

• Work submitted should not exceed 12 minutes in length.

• The submission footage should reflect the work as intended to be performed at the Baltimore Dance Invitational.

• Each submission should include a DVD of the work or a web link that is not labeled with name of the company/artist/choreographer. PLEASE LABEL THE DVD OR VIDEO WITH ONLY THE TITLE OF THE PIECE. This is a blind adjudication.

• Participation will be limited to 10 performing groups/artists as selected through the adjudication process.

• All submissions will receive written, narrative feedback from the adjudication panel.

• Selected artists/companies will have the option to teach an outreach masterclass on Sunday, February 11th at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts. Classes will be scheduled between 1pm-4pm.

To learn more about the submission requirements and the Baltimore Dance Invitational, please review the submission form available here:

Submission forms should be received via email by November 17th.

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Job Posting: Programs and Development Associate at Dance/USA

Programs and Development Associate
Deadline to apply is Friday, October 27, 2017

Title: Programs and Development Associate
Location: The position must be located in the Washington, DC office without exception
Reports to: Director of Programs (50%) and Director of Development (50%)
Status: Full-time, exempt

Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, sustains and advances professional dance by addressing the needs, concerns, and interests of artists, administrators and organizations. Dance/USA operates at the center of the national dance field providing dance-related research and information, professional development, advocacy, and service so that members may gain new insights, perspective, and knowledge on their works as dance professionals. Dance/USA’s membership consists of 500 aerial, ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, folk/traditional-based, and tap companies; dance service and presenting organizations; artist managers and producers; individuals, and other organizations nationally and internationally.

Dance/USA’s Core Values of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity
Dance/USA is committed to honoring, nurturing and advancing dance through the lens of diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity in all aspects of its programming, services and organization. You can learn more about our values here:

Responsibilities Include:

  • Management and documentation of Dance/USA’s Institute for Leadership Training
  • Annual Conference event organization and oversight (e.g. Welcoming Affair, Opening Night Celebration, SmART Bar)
  • Oversight and training of Annual Conference volunteers
  • Design and management of the Annual Conference mobile app
  • Website management of Programs and Development related webpages
  • Sponsorship liaison between the Programs and Development departments
  • On-site support for the Dance Forum, Annual Conference, and National Leadership Council for Dance events
  • National Leadership Council for Dance event management and documentation
  • Maintain proper tracking, recording, reporting and acknowledging of gifts and pledges, as well as prospects
  • Support stewardship of donors, funders, and sponsors
  • Support the implementation and execution of annual Individual Giving Campaigns
  • Prospect research for events, donors, sponsors, and funders (corporate, foundation, government)
  • Support cash and in-kind sponsorship solicitation and stewardship
  • Proposal and report writing and editing for foundation, government and corporate funders
  • Staff and support for Board Committees (Programming, Awards, Development)
  • Donation processing, data entry, event generation, and reporting via database CRM system


The Programs and Development Associate is a shared full time position between Dance/USA’s Programs and Development departments and reports to the directors of each respective team. This position works closely and collaboratively with members of the programs, development, communications, research, and finance departments, as well as Dance/USA’s Board of Trustees and funders.

Two or more years of experience in event management and/or fundraising in the arts or related organization, with proven track record of accomplishment and success required. Position demands technical expertise with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Power Point); as well as stellar analytic, technical, organizational, time management, and computer skills. Must be professional, detail-oriented, adaptive, and have exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Mobile app design, webpage construction, and knowledge of Salesforce or other database systems a plus. Undergraduate degree required.

Salary and Compensation
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and references by Friday, October 27 to:

Casey John McEnelly
Director of Finance and Operations

202-833-1717 ext. 110

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Audition: Jane Franklin Dance Company


Jane Franklin Dance Company Audition

October 16th, 2017 at 5pm

Theatre on the Run
3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA 22206

Seeking strong performers immediately for upcoming performances. Paid rehearsals/performances and collaborative environment. Must be available for Monday and Thursday rehearsals weekly in Arlington, VA. Email headshot and resume to Please review Company Expectations prior to audition

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Dance Loft on 14 seeks p/t Work Study Intern

Dance Loft on 14 – Work Study Intern
Work Study Internship

Job Summary:
Under the direction & supervision of the Studio Manager, the Work Study Intern will provide customer service for all Dance Loft clients. The Work Study Intern reports directly to the Studio Manager.

Scope of Responsibility:
This position serves as the point of contact for clients, renter’s and students at Dance Loft on 14. The Work Study Intern will be responsible for student check-ins for all Dance Loft class offerings, cleaning and maintenance of the facility, and other tasks as assigned. Administration responsibilities scheduled for up to 6 hours/week (including evenings & weekends).

Work Study Interns will receive unlimited access to Free Dance Loft Classes, Events and Workshops in exchange for one 6 hour shift each week. Alternatively, Interns can also accrue 1 hour of rehearsal time for every 2 hours worked if they so choose. Bi-weekly internships are also available with a limit on free classes and rehearsal time accrued.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain cleanliness of the studio. Cleaning and trash removal are required.
  • Assist with Student check-ins and payments for all Dance Loft classes.
  • Assist with social media updating and client emailing.
  • Serve in a professional & courteous manner with the highest regard to the customer.
  • Attend required staff meetings.
  • Perform all job tasks within the rules & guidelines of Dance Loft on 14.
  • Work as a team player with co-workers & in conjunction with other programs.
  • Perform other duties and assume other responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Comprehension of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical & Hip Hop Dance techniques & styles. Comprehension of Movement, Meditation-based, Yoga & Acrobatics, a plus.
  • Ability to collect payments from students
  • Ability to provide stellar customer service.
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to walk up or down stairs.
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Internet Explorer, Google

Minimum Qualifications:
High School diploma or equivalent. Preference given to candidates with experience in Dance, Theatre, and/or arts-related field; or working toward a degree in the aforementioned.


  • Ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs.
  • Must own a smartphone.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

Dance Loft on 14
4618 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011

To Apply:
Please email your cover letter and resume to etta [at] include “Work Study Internship” in your subject line. This is a part-time employment opportunity: Maximum of 6 hours per week in exchange for free classes or rehearsal space or Minimum of 6 hours every two weeks in exchange for limited free classes or rehearsal space.

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Audition: Professional Dancers for Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker


Momentum Dance Theatre

Audition for Professional Dancers for Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker

Performance Dates
Dec 8-10 and Dec 15-17
4-5 performances over two weekends as well as Tech and Dress rehearsals

Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker–various venues

We seek talented, diverse male and female professional dancers for our long running holiday show.  This show, a contemporary version of the Nutcracker with original script, features students from our Jazz Hip Hop Academy as well as our professional dancers from the DMV and NYC.  You can shine in diverse styles: jazz, hip hop, contemporary, salsa, Latin. Ballet is required for two women. It is a demanding show that is also fun and fulfilling.  Pay is via professional contract including performance and rehearsal pay.  Rehearsals are Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings with one or two Friday evenings.  There are NO rehearsals Thanksgiving weekend.

Submit resume, photos and video links to Audition is by appointment.

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