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Dance Artist in Education – Step It Up

YDance has been awarded funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to offer two dance artists the opportunity to work on a new project called Step It Up.

This project will look at the different ways in which teachers can use kinaesthetic learning through dance to support and challenge pupils to raise and reach their potential. Through practical sessions and online Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL), teachers and the Step It Up Dance Artists in Education will take part in an in-depth experiential learning process led by reflection.  Step It Up will use learning from our previous interdisciplinary educational dance project Shake It Up, also funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, as a starting point. Step It Up aims to improve engagement, attainment and overcome barriers to learning across six schools involving six senior leaders, eighteen teachers, two Dance Artists in Education and the YDance creative team.

Main duties

  • To develop content for, and deliver cross curricular dance sessions in schools as directed by the Head of Education
  • To collaborate with class teachers to create and plan effective lessons to ensure the learning between the dance sessions and classroom correlate
  • To support the delivery of CLPL sessions within schools as required and directed by the Head of Education
  • To develop and maintain positive links with local authorities and staff within each school
  • To establish and maintain a high standard of dance delivery aligned with the established quality of YDance
  • To collect and input quantitative and qualitative evidence of the impact of Step It Up
  • To contribute to the administration and evaluation of projects with the Head of Education
  • To engage in ongoing reflection which will be supported with mentoring and training throughout the process.

This is a full time contract for 24 months. The post holder will work on average 37.5-hour week devising and delivering dance workshops. The dance artist will generally work flexible working hours according to the demands of the post. As well as working online, the weekly delivery will be located in West Dunbartonshire, Dundee and Glasgow City Council.

For a full description and details on how to apply visit https://ydance.org/about-us/work-with-us/vacancies/