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About the Work:

Through the “BBX Experience” we promote poise, courtesy, teamwork, 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 or identity.

As a new Teaching Artist Assistant (or Apprentice), you’ll work with an experienced Teaching Artist to learn our curriculum, including cultural information about the dances to enable students to connect with their own (and others’) cultures. 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.

Teaching Artists/Assistants may work 2-5 days/week in residencies in schools in New York City. Each Residency is 2-4 hours one-day per week, mornings and/or afternoons and usually run 12 - 14 weeks. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are looking for part-time work during the school day. 


Acting, dancing, teaching, and/or performing arts experience — plus a pleasant and outgoing personality — are essential. Some partner dancing experience is preferable but not mandatory. Memorizing our script & syllabus is part of the training process. We expect Teaching Artists and Assistants to be high energy, charismatic and have the ability to inspire kids in 3rd – 9th grades. Our schools are 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, as our program is expanding!


We provide paid training, and prepare you for your own Residencies the following school semester. Teaching Artist Apprentices starting rate is $20-30/hr. 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 next semester.


If offered a Teaching Artist Assistant or Apprentice position, you must be able to commit to a 2-4 month training period (part-time during school and/or after school hours) As an Apprentice / Assistant, you will be offered a confirmed weekly schedule. We have school day and after-school part-time opportunities available. Compensation is commensurate with experience.


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. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we follow NY State, CDC and NYC/DOE requirements for safety.  All Teaching Artists must be vaccinated.

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