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Dance Teacher

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Distinctive Schools

Chicago, IL, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Aug 04, 2022

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Position Title: Dance Teacher (2022-23SY)

F.T.E: 1.0

Location: 7415 S East End Ave, Chicago, IL 60649

Reports To: School Principal

Start Date: Immediately


The Mission of Distinctive Schools, an educational practice leader committed to social justice and the elevation of access and achievement in historically marginalized communities, is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism.


Position Description:

A Distinctive Schools Dance Teacher is responsible for developing in each student an interest in and ability for creative expression in movement terms, using skills and techniques consistent with school guidelines; develop aesthetic understanding and appreciation; discover and develop talent in the field of Dance. This person will:


  • use their dance background to assist students in expressing themselves through movement

  • plan lessons that expose students to a variety of dance art forms

  • provide students with opportunities to choreograph, perform and critique dance sequences designed to direct their artistic expression


  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Illinois Professional Educators License

  • Endorsement in the content area  


Why Join the Distinctive Schools Team:

  • We are a collaborative team of professionals supporting each other to instill a love of learning in our students

  • We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way

  • Distinctive Schools was named one of Crain’s 2021 Best Places to Work in Chicago; culture is at the heart of what we do

  • We make an impact in our communities by serving some of the most historically marginalized in the city

  • 25+ Paid holidays & 10 days PTO annually (in addition to summer break for educators/campus positions)

  • 12 weeks family paid leave

  • Comprehensive Healthcare (Medical, Dental, Vision)

  • 403b match

    • Fully match up to 3%

    • 50% match up to 5%

  • Professional development including tuition reimbursement

  • Gym and wellness discounts

  • 4% pension contribution

  • Salaries starting at $55,000 with more being offered based on years of experience, education, and certifications. 


Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.

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