Greenwich Academy seeks an outstanding dance instructor to teach and direct students in all three divisions of the school. The new teacher’s responsibilities will likely include teaching classes to students in Lower, Middle and Upper School, as well as working extensively with (and possibly directing) Dance Corps and Junior Dance Corps, the school’s high school dance companies. Exact responsibilities will be determined in conjunction with the responsibilities of the other dance teachers at the school. The position may be full or part time.
GA’s dance program includes compulsory dance classes for grades Pre-K through seven, a committed performing company for grades seven and eight and two performing companies in the Upper School. Current curriculum includes exposure to modern, jazz and ballet technique, traditional dance forms and an emphasis on dance composition. The program aims to nurture a varied exposure to dance for students at all levels and to provide a supportive environment for dancers who wish to commit to more advanced study.
Successful candidates will be excited to work in a rigorous academic environment and will be eager to immerse themselves in the school community. A commitment to using a variety of teaching strategies and comfort teaching mixed-level classes are expected. Candidates should be enthusiastic learners themselves and should be eager to teach and learn in an environment dedicated to thoughtful, ongoing diversity work.
About Greenwich Academy
Greenwich Academy is an independent college-preparatory day school for girls and young women that seeks to foster excellence. Its mission is to provide a challenging, comprehensive educational experience grounded in a rigorous liberal arts curriculum within an inclusive, diverse community. The school’s objective is to develop girls and young women of exceptional character and achievement who demonstrate independence, resilience, courage, integrity, and compassion. As a community, we strive above all to honor our motto, “Toward the Building of Character.”