ARENA DANCES – Call for a Creative Design Manager

ARENA DANCES is hiring!

We are looking for a Creative Design Manager to start immediately. The Creative Design Manager is responsible for all visual content and graphic creation for ARENA DANCES, creatively constructing promotional materials for events, classes, and performances in accordance with the company’s aesthetic and brand. The Creative Design Manager is also responsible for regularly updating www.arena-dances.org and is tasked with marketing communications through e-newsletters, with the potential for the role to grow into social media marketing coordination as well.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • An eye for visual design.
  • Experience with Canva, Constant Contact, WordPress, and Linktree. Candidate will be trained in these tools as well.
  • Experience in performance, education, and/or arts administration.
  • Independent and reliable worker – comfortable with creating personal task schedule and sticking to it; take on projects as you see fit with little outside management.
  •  Highly organized.
  • Comfortable with modern technology systems.
  • MacBook Air laptop provided.
  • Flexibility – make your own hours.
  • Free, unlimited classes at The Arena.

Pay starts at $20/hour.
About 5 hours per week, with potential for weekly hours to shift slightly more or less based on task list.
Role is mostly remote.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Mathew Janczewski, ARENA DANCES’ Founder and Artistic Director, by Wednesday, September 27. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Ragamala Dance Company: Paid Dancer Position

Ragamala Dance Company is seeking trained Bharatanatyam dancers for a paid, one-year contract position as a Company Dancer or Apprentice.

Ragamala tours extensively at major venues in the U.S., India, and internationally. Qualified applicants should be able to adapt to Ragamala’s aesthetic and be able to train in either Los Angeles or Minneapolis and attend company rehearsals in Minneapolis.

Please complete the application at www.ragamaladance.org/audition, and send a résumé and video links to raneeramaswamy@gmail.com.

Dance Auditions for VANAHEIMR: Stories of the Lesser

Auditions for the Fox and Beggar Theater’s upcoming production of VANAHEIMR: Stories of the Lesser, performing November 30-December 9 at the Heart of the Beast’s Avalon Theater. The show will be choreographed by Gabby “TheBaddie” Abram.

Dancers with a strong background in contemporary, modern, and some ballet technique are encouraged to audition. Artists with previous dance/performance experience preferred. Dancers must attend all VANAHEIMR rehearsals and performances and will be compensated $850. View the schedule here. Please inquire if you have any minor schedule conflicts; certain allowances are still possible!

Audition Information
The Sunroom in The Center for Performing Arts
September 23 and 24
11:30am-1:00pm (30-minute slot)

Auditions will be in small groups and run approximately 30 minutes. Please arrive warmed up and ready to dance 15 minutes prior to check-in. Email Nat at nat@foxandbeggar.com with your preferred time slot, and we will get you on our list!

Need to audition virtually? Contact us for more information!

TCB Announces Open Audition for A Minnesota Nutcracker

This is a wonderful opportunity for dancers to be a part of a professional ballet production and join one of the most widely attended holiday events in the area. Auditions are open to all local dancers ages 7 and older.

There will be a mandatory parent meeting on Thursday, September 21 at 7:30pm. A $25 non-refundable audition fee will be due prior to the audition. Due to limited audition sizes, students must pre-register by paying the audition fee and filling out the registration link before attending the audition. Audition fees are non-refundable.

Sunday, September 24
12:00-12:30pm: Audition for Youth Ballet I/II/III and PPP 1A-3A, or ages 7-10
12:45-2:00pm: Audition for Youth IV, Intermediate I and PPP 4A/4B, or ages 10+ with 1 year or less of pointe
2:15-4:00pm: Intermediate II, PPP 5A and higher, or ages 12+ with greater than 1 year of pointe

PiM Arts High School Youth Audition for Winter Dance Concert

The Night Before Christmas is a full-length ballet of the classic poem The Night Before Christmas, presented by the dance department of the Performance Institute of Minnesota Arts High School in Eden Prairie.

We are holding auditions for a children’s cast for dancers ages 8-13. Join us as we celebrate the joy of the holiday season with festive music, elaborate scenery and beautiful costumes on stage at the Sabes JCC December 13-17. There is no cost to audition. There is a $50 production fee to participate.

Sunday, September 24
11:00am-12:00pm: 8-10 year olds
12:00-1:00pm: 11-13 year olds

All rehearsals will be held on Sundays at PiM Arts High School in Eden Prairie.
Performance dates: December 13-17 at the Sabes JCC in Saint Louis Park.

Questions and to request more information please reach out to Danielle Ricci at danielle.ricci@pimartshs.org

Young Dance is Hiring Receptionists for our 2023-24 Session

We are looking for dance-oriented, welcoming folks to help us create a safe, collaborative atmosphere in our space.

We are specifically seeking individuals able and willing to commit to a weekly shift during our current session, beginning September 2023 and ending Monday, May 13.

Each shift is four hours, weekday evenings plus one Saturday morning shift.

Please email jules@youngdance.org for more details on pay, scheduling, and training. Thank you!

ARENA DANCES – Call for a Creative Design Manager

ARENA DANCES is hiring!

We are looking for a Creative Design Manager to start immediately. The Creative Design Manager is responsible for all visual content and graphic creation for ARENA DANCES, creatively constructing promotional materials for events, classes, and performances in accordance with the company’s aesthetic and brand. The Creative Design Manager is also responsible for regularly updating www.arena-dances.org and tasked with marketing communications through e-newsletters, with the potential for the role to grow into social media marketing coordination as well.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • An eye for visual design.
  • Experience with Canva, Constant Contact, WordPress, and Linktree. Candidate will be trained in these tools as well.
  • Experience in performance, education, and/or arts administration.
  • Independent and reliable worker – comfortable with creating personal task schedule and sticking to it; take on projects as you see fit with little outside management.
  • Highly organized.
  • Comfortable with modern technology systems.
  • MacBook Air laptop provided.
  • Flexibility – make your own hours
  • Free, unlimited classes at The Arena.

Pay starts at $20/hour.
About 5 hours per week, with potential for weekly hours to shift slightly more or less based on task list.
Role is mostly remote.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Mathew Janczewski, ARENA DANCES’ Founder and Artistic Director, by 12:00am, Wednesday, September 27. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

MNIDF Production Assistant and Work Study Positions

Dance Projects by ME is seeking a production assistant and two workshop volunteers to assist with the Minnesota International Dance Festival. This project will run September-October 2023 with festival dates the week of October 16-22, 2023.

The Minnesota International Dance Festival (MNIDF) brings together international dance instructors, choreographers, community members, and emerging Twin Cities artists for a week of community exchange through workshops and performances. This year’s featured country is Mexico. The festival will include 3 week-long workshops, a choreographer’s panel conversation, and three performances.

Positions Available:

  • Production Assistant (1) to help with social media, program design, and backstage needs during tech/show week.
    Rate: $15-20/hour
    Hours: Approximately 30 total hours
  • Workshop Hosts (2) to help with registration check-in during the festival week.
    Compensation: Full Scholarship for the MNIDF workshops (3 daily workshops during 4-day festival and show ticket).
    Availability: October 17-20 from 9:30am-3:30pm

Dance Projects by ME seeks to cultivate space for dance projects inspired by diverse styles and community exchange. We strive to create dance accessibility through choreography, education, and performance.

To apply, please send your interest to Erika Martin and Carmen Lucia Lincoln by Friday, September 15.

Threads NexGen/YDP Seeking Ballet Instructor

Threads NexGen/YDP (Youth Dance Project) is looking to hire a qualified ballet instructor to teach technique class on Tuesdays for the upcoming 12-week fall session. We seek skilled dance instructors to join our weekly intensive programming that also includes modern, nutrition, and embodied movement exploration at Threads Dance Nexus. Ethnically diverse individuals are encouraged to apply.

September 18-December 9
Beginning/Advanced-Beginning Ballet on Tuesday evenings.
For youth ages 8-12.

Instructors will be compensated for class hours at a rate of $40/hour. Instructors are also welcome to attend Threads Company Class on Mondays or Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30am as well as rent the studio at a discounted staff rate.

Candidates must have extensive experience in ballet, strong communication skills, experience working with children, and provide informative, engaging, and effective movement instruction reflecting the Dance Nexus philosophy included below.

NexGen/YDP uses a holistic approach to training future dance artists. The program enables youth to enhance technical skills, explore creativity, and manage stress and trauma in a safe, supportive environment. Students will receive high-level training and education from professionals in ballet technique, modern dance technique, embodied movement exploration, and nutrition. At Threads Dance Nexus, we strive to create an equitable and inclusive learning environment where students’ gifts can be cultivated and opportunities for growth are embraced. We seek to be a place where diverse learners are treated with dignity and respect.

Our Teaching Philosophy
Culturally Relevant — so that dancers of any race or ethnicity feel a sense of belonging.
Trauma-Informed – dance education has the potential to reproduce harm or liberate; we chose liberation!
Anatomically Sound – working safely with the body to keep you dancing longer and stronger.
Inclusive and Equitable – all are welcome and differing needs are acknowledged.
Socially Just – seek to rectify injustice through arts activism.

If you would like more information and to apply, please email an introduction and your resume to Angela Ericson at aericson@threadsdance.org.

ARENA DANCES Seeks Teaching Artists for DanceON

ARENA DANCES is seeking short term K-pop and Step teaching artists for several elementary after school programs for our DanceON program. Classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays OR Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-5:15pm.

Contracts are for fall 2023, October-January.
Pay is $62.50-87.50/hour; dependent on time in accordance with the school’s committed schedule.

To inquire, please send an email to Artistic Director Mathew Janczewski’s attention with your interest and a resume attached.

Please apply by 5:00pm Friday, September 22.