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Lauren Slipkowsky

Adult and Children's Dance Instructor (PT)

Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music is the largest community school of the arts in the U.S. and a non-profit organization committed to celebrating American music and global cultures. Founded in 1957, the Old Town School of Folk Music provides a wide range of music, dance, and arts courses to people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Whatever one’s interest, the Old Town School provides broad access to more than 700 accredited weekly class offerings, private lessons, and over 400 concerts and community events per year both in-person and online.

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks an experienced and enthusiastic part-time instructor for adult and children's dance programs.


Bachelor's degree in Dance or related area preferred.
Two years of experience teaching beginning through advanced multidisciplinary dance forms to adults and children is preferred.
Training in or willingness to learn Social Emotional Learning based pedagogy and up to date teaching practices required.
Candidates should have experience with choreography, technique as well as ensuring safe movements during classes.
Training in dance forms such as musical theatre, modern, ballet, jazz, tap and/or hip hop is a plus.
Prior experience as a performer is helpful.
Must be able to clearly communicate with students and parents.
Certifications like YPAD, RWID or another movement discipline are a plus.
Ability to teach at Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square locations strongly preferred.
Evening and weekend (daytime) availability is required.

Discounts at the School and some voluntary benefits are available for part-time employees.

If interested and qualified, please send a resume to

Equal Employment Opportunity

Old Town School is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees. Old Town School strives to be an inclusive and equitable organization that is reflective of the diversity of the city of Chicago. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. This is critical to our success as a community-focused organization.

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago, IL