Dance Class Host / Event Manager
ORGANIZATION: Dance for All Bodies
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The Dance Class Host will be responsible for creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for participants during the class. You will also be responsible for problem solving during the class, working closely with the instructor and the ASL interpreter to make sure everything is set up correctly.
This position is someone who is a problem solver, extrovert and includer. We are looking for someone who is energetic and passionate about dancing!
This is a volunteer position. We encourage individuals with disabilities to apply!
- Attend our weekly virtual Zoom dance classes.
- Start Zoom dance classes 10 minutes before to make sure the sound, the connection and the cameras are all set-up.
- Set-up Closed Captioning, help instructors set it up and monitor it throughout the class.
- Welcome participants to the class, introduce Dance for All Bodies & instructor.
- Have a good time and enjoy dancing with everyone in the class.
- Share links for demographics survey and post class feedback form in the Chat.
- End classes by inviting participants to next classes.
- Record dance class videos and upload them on Google Drive.
- Report dance class attendance numbers, questions, feedback to the post-class notes Google Sheets.
- Send a follow up email to all registrants after the dance classes.
- Experience in event management and event design is preferred.
- Personal or professional experience working with people with disabilities preferred.
- Previous experience working for a non-profit or grassroots organization is preferred.
- Must be committed to DfAB’s mission to change the face of dance through accessible dance classes. Ready to champion DfAB and promote our mission to communities who haven’t met us yet!
- Disciplined in working independently and remotely; not afraid to ask questions or admit when you don’t know something.
- Collaborative mindset ; eager to be part of a team and contribute.
- Self-motivated and shows stamina in the face of obstacles.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Must be a creative, self-initiator and learner.
All work can be done remotely. You are also highly encouraged to attend our bimonthly (twice a month) meetings on Mondays 7:30pm EST/4:30pm PST.
This is a volunteer, uncompensated position.
Expected Hours of Work
You will be expected to volunteer for about 5 hours every month. We also highly encourage you to attend our dance classes whenever possible!
Please send your resume and one short paragraph to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Dance Class Host" in the subject heading.
Briefly answer the following questions in your application:
- Why does making dance accessible to people with disabilities matter to you?
- Describe a time when you resolved a conflict/problem at the moment.
About Dance for All Bodies
119 Hopfield Drive, Folsom, CA 10019, US
The mission of Dance for All Bodies (DfAB) is to dismantle the notion that dance is only for a certain kind of body and to spread the joy of dance to all bodies. To achieve this mission, DfAB organizes low cost dance classes, where dance moves are instructed to be modified by the dancer to fit their body. Our dance classes are designed for people with disabilities.
The inspiration behind DfAB came from a one time adaptive dance class Yagmur, one of the co-founders, organized for an amputee support group as a volunteer at San Francisco General Hospital. Yagmur left this class in August 2018 feeling a beautiful spark in her heart. Participants left the event asking when the next dance class would be and thus, Yagmur hatched a plan to satisfy this demand. She quickly realized that she needed an accomplice who shared her desire to make dance a more inclusive art form. This brought Tess, a close friend who is also a dancer, into the project.
After some research, they learned that there were no organizations that focus on organizing adaptive dance classes in the Bay Area. As two able-bodied dancers who have the privilege of extensive dance training, they decided to make what was available to them available to people with differently abled bodies too. Thus, to make high quality, adaptive dance classes a reality they started working with experienced dance teachers with physical disabilities or who have worked in such spaces, making the dance class a positive and encouraging environment. Since August 2018, they have organized more than 15 dance classes and impacted more than 50 individuals thanks to funding from ZSFGH and Big Ideas. Currently they organize most of their dance classes in Berkeley and San Francisco. You can help DfAB expand its services to new locations and impact more lives by donating today!
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
May 23, 2022
- Program Management
- Arts Administration
- American Sign Language
- Problem Solving
- Verbal / Written Communication
- You will be expected to volunteer for about 5 hours every month. We also highly encourage you to attend our dance classes whenever possible!
- Experience hosting events on Zoom is highly preferred.