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Become a Teaching Artist with Dancing Classrooms - St. Louis!

Dancing Classrooms St. Louis (DCSTL) cultivates essential life skills in young people through the joyful art and practice of social dance. Through standards-based in-school residencies, we use the vocabulary of social and partner dance to cultivate essential social, emotional, cognitive and personal traits inherent in every child. The Dancing Classrooms (DC) program was established in New York City in 1994 and gained worldwide recognition in 2005 with the release of the documentary film, “Mad Hot Ballroom”. Since its founding, the Dancing Classrooms program has been a leader in providing top-quality arts programming that addresses the social and emotional needs of elementary-aged students. In 2008, DCSTL was developed and began delivering this unique, fun, and impactful program to students in the Metro St. Louis area. 


What A Dancing Classrooms Teaching Artist Does: Drawing on their own unique talents and rigorous training provided by DC, Teaching Artists (TAs) are responsible for delivering DC's programs through sequential residencies, at schools and community based organizations across St. Louis. Be a part of the excitement and develop your own skills by joining our Teaching Artist team! 


Dancing Classrooms Teaching Artists are: Actors, dancers, educators, individuals who can move with rhythm; have excellent interpersonal skills; love kids; able to work in a team; work in a classroom; have a generous spirit; a sense of humor, of language, of rhythm; willingness to travel within St. Louis City/County and outlying areas. Previous teaching artist experience is not required, but a plus. Individuals with experience teaching or working in an after school setting are especially encouraged to apply!


Applicants must be available to attend a 5-day training and commit to teaching a sequential residency at least 2 days per week in a school setting during the hours of 8am and 3:30pm. All TAs must pass a background check. Training commitment is non-negotiable, please do not apply if you’re unable to commit to attending training. 

Interested applicants should send an up to date resume with cover letter stating why they are interested in the position of Teaching Artist to Angie Brooks, Executive Director at .

Become a Board Member for Dancing Classrooms - St. Louis!

Do you have experience sitting on a Board? Do you have knowledge and skills that could be put to good use to further the advancement and sustainability of our non-profit organization? Dancing Classrooms - St. Louis is looking for individuals to serve on our Board of Directors.


Dancing Classrooms St. Louis’ Board of Directors is the governing body, overseeing vision, mission, and internal operations of the organization. Board members hold overall fiscal and managerial oversight responsibility for DCSTL. They are charged with the supervision and oversight of DCSTL’s mission. They are responsible for making decisions, delegating work, and assuring decisions are carried out in the manner intended. Ultimately, board members serve as ambassadors for DCSTL’s mission, inside and outside of organizational commitments. If you would like to learn more about DCSTL’s Board of Directors, please contact Angie Brooks at (314) 435-5878 or

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St. Louis Dancing Classrooms (SLDC) is looking for volunteers.  If you have a passion for working with kids, an appreciation for the arts, are a kid at heart or just have a big heart, we would love to hear from you! Learn how to ballroom dance AND help strengthen our schools and community by assisting us during our in-school residencies with students ages 9-12. Put your party planning skills to use by joining one of our event committees. Have marketing or clerical expertise that could help us get the word out? In school residency volunteers must be willing to travel to schools in St. Louis City and/or County and be available some weekdays between 8am-3:30pm. If you are interested in lending a hand, please drop us a line and let us know how you would like to help! Call or email Angie Brooks at (314) 435-5878 or

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