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About the Work:

Through the “BBX Experience” we promote poise, cooperation, courtesy, camaraderie, and consent. Because our program is NON-competitive, we strive to provide a space for inclusion and equity wherein all students connect with one another regardless of popularity, ethnicity, ability and/or identity.

As a new Apprentice,  you’ll work with an experienced Teaching Artist to learn our curriculum, including cultural information about the dances, enabling students to connect with their own (and others’) cultural heritages. By assisting an experienced Teaching Artist, you receive hands-on training in demonstrating dances, working creatively with students as you provide in-class support for the Teaching Artist.

Apprentices may work 2-5 days/week in residencies in schools in New York City and/or northern New Jersey. Each residency is usually 2-4 hours one-day per week, mornings and/or afternoons and usually run 12-14 weeks. This is a great opportunity for performers who are looking for part-time work during the school day (8am-5pm).


Acting, dancing, teaching, and/or performing arts experience — plus a pleasant and outgoing personality — are essential. Some partner (Ballroom/Latin) dancing experience is preferable but not mandatory. Memorizing our script & syllabus is part of the training process. We expect applicants to be high energy, charismatic and have the ability to inspire a diversity of schoolchildren in 3rd – 9th grades. Our schools are located in all boroughs, so you need to be comfortable traveling by public transit or car to arrive at your school(s) on time. We are especially looking for TAs that are based in Staten Island and eastern Queens as our program is expanding!

We provide paid training (including a travel stipend). We will host in-person and/or hybrid training sessions to help you learn the dances and class content, and provide support so you will be ready for your own residencies the following school semester. 

If offered an Apprenticeship, you must be able to commit to a 2-4 month training period and to complete any residencies which you begin.  As an Apprentice, you will be offered a confirmed weekly schedule. We have in-school and after-school part-time opportunities available. We’re looking to hire immediately, for  training and Apprentice teaching assignments. TA compensation is commensurate with experience. The training rate is $20/$25 hour. Travel time is compensated at $16/hour.

How to Apply:

Please join us in teaching schoolchildren the “basix” of Ballroom & Latin partner dancing non-competitively — with an emphasis on fun, good manners, and respect. To apply and learn more about BALLROOM BASIX, please send a headshot, resume, and a brief cover letter to that also includes your availability (days and times) for spring (through June 2024) and summer.


BALLROOM BASIX (BBX) is an arts-in-education initiative dedicated to nurturing the social, emotional and physical well-being of schoolchildren — transforming the landscape of the classroom by instilling values of kindness, cooperation, camaraderie, inclusion, self-confidence, courtesy and respect in our young students through the joy of Ballroom, Latin & Line dancing. We strive to provide a greater sense of resilience, poise, interpersonal connection, compassion, verbal & physical courtesy and self-confidence to every student we serve.


BALLROOM BASIX USA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We are committed to diversity, inclusion, access and equity for all. We follow NY State, CDC and NYC/DOE requirements for safety.  All Teaching Artists should be vaccinated and have/get DOE fingerprinting.

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