Pine Point School is seeking a full-time dance teacher who understands the cognitive and developmental needs of learners of all ages and who has the ability to differentiate instruction. This is an 11-month position. The successful candidate will have the ability to collaborate with colleagues in a progressive learning environment and be dedicated to the Pine Point School mission of helping students engage in developing a strong academic and ethical core, a lifelong curiosity about their world, and a commitment to reaching solutions creatively, collaboratively, and compassionately.
Instruction is provided through a collaborative, active and engaging curriculum focused on creative movement and problem solving through collaboration. The candidate must have a commitment to integrating dance with curriculum across the grades and have a willingness to work with a dynamic and creative team. The position includes writing report cards/comments, conferencing with parents, and maintaining consistent communication with colleagues and parents of students. Participation in our school environment such as advising, coaching, leading co-curricular programs and field trips is expected.
Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and continue until the position is filled.
Experience and comfort with hands-on, inquiry-based style of teaching
Experience and comfort with managing collaborative learning groups
Strong oral and written communication skills
Evidence of the ability to engage, motivate, assess, and develop student learning
Background in modern dance and ballet
Experience with choreography / composition in own work as well as teaching it
Experience with past and current dance styles and genres
Fundamental knowledge of dance history (Prehistory, Egyptian, Greek/Roman, Dark/Middle Ages, Renaissance, Romantic, etc.)
Experience with musical theater
Experience and comfort with technology
Warmth of personality, energy, a sense of humor and an interest in participating in school-wide events
About Pine Point School
Pine Point School, serving preschool through ninth grade students, is a dynamic collaboration of our exceptional faculty and staff, students, parents, alumni and the greater community. From the earliest stages of learning, we cultivate meaningful social and emotional growth and provide an engaging learning environment. Arts, athletics, service learning, and technology are integral components of our developmentally appropriate curriculum. Both on campus and beyond our walls, we build relationships to nurture the whole child while developing core values and ethical citizenship. By providing a safe and supportive environment, we inspire confidence and develop self-esteem. We encourage our students to welcome challenges, learn from their mistakes, and apply what they learn to improve their world.