What We Do
We teach English through dance to non-native speakers in predominantly low-socioeconomic neighborhoods.
English Language Immersion
Students must listen actively and attentively to English instruction to complete the class and dance lesson. The context of dance class provides an exciting, stress-free environment to make mistakes and grow in both dance and English practice.
Our program facilitates the following for our students:
- Improve conversational English
- Bolster confidence communicating ideas and feelings
- Foster body confidence, self-efficacy, and positive self-image
- Discover new creative heights
- Acquire and build dance ability
- Develop positive relationships with peers and instructor
- A safe space for learning, making mistakes, and growing
Through Content-Based Instruction and Total-Physical Response, interns will lead dance classes to groups of eager young learners in an English immersive setting. Dance styles and technique can range from classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop, to creative movement and everything in between.
Intern will receive support in professional development and curriculum training by the Dance Another World staff. Each intern will be expected to develop weekly lesson plans, with assistance from Dance Another World’s Curriculum Coordinator. At the end of each semester, the young learners have the opportunity to highlight their hard work at the semester showcase, which interns classes will participate. We encourage our interns to explore their strengths, contribute ideas, and to collaborate on innovative experiences for their students. We hope that our interns find this position to be a creative outlet that provides professional skills that translate to not only their future careers but their personal life. This position will be good for individuals who value community engagement and educating the future of our world. Upon completion of a full semester, interns will be awarded a $500.00 salaried stipend.
Interns will commit to a semester-long partnership with a local Title-One school. Dates and times of programming TBA. A typical class is from 2:45 pm to 5:45 pm twice a week, Monday through Thursday.
Open to working with youth. Intern will be responsible for a classroom of a maximum of 15 young learners and will practice classroom management techniques.
Interns will be expected to attend mandatory, scheduled teacher meetings once a month.
Interns will be expected to uphold the values of Dance Another World and actively represent the organization’s mission.
Interns will lead their own class a total of 5 hours a week, with an additional 5 hours dedicated to lesson planning, training, and general community outreach projects.
Please submit a resume and a brief statement of interest highlighting your experience working with youth, dance background, educational goals, and how you want to change the world. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit danceanotherworld.org to learn more.