january, 2023

25jan1:00 amDance Church Launches Platform for Dance Artists to Start Classes in Cities Across the CountryDo You Want to Become a Dance Church Teacher?

Event Details

Applications Now Open to bring Dance Church to your city

Dance Church launches a comprehensive training suite for dance artists to offer classes in their communities.

Mission / Goals

Dance Church is on a mission to bring the joy and release of dance to everybody, while building sustainable systems of support for dance artists. Dance Church classes are taught by practicing dance artists, and Dance Church invites new audiences into dance spaces, enabling connection and financial support for teachers that complement their dance careers.

About the class:

Dance Church® is an all-levels movement class that offers a fun and inclusive approach to dancing. Designed for people of all shapes and sizes, backgrounds and identities, Dance Church is a communal space for people who want to move their bodies. Dance Church teachers guide classes through a series of movement cues and free form dance breaks, accompanied by a curated playlist of multi-genre pop music. 


What it means to be a teacher:

We are looking for dance artists who are community-minded, entrepreneurial and excited about setting up classes and growing Dance Church in their city. You will become part of the Dance Church teacher community, receive in-depth training and ongoing support for class structure and planning, music curation, community-building, and access to marketing and technology mentorship and resources. Teachers set up the venues for their classes and set their own schedule, and can also teach pop-up classes while traveling and on tour.

How to apply:

Start your application here; we will reach out to you within 1-2 weeks and those who qualify will be invited to a 60 minute screening call before the decision is finalized. We are looking for teachers who…


  • Are or have been a dance artist

  • Live in a city where a new Dance Church class would thrive

  • Have practice building community and establishing a class or offering

  • Are a good communicator, organized, and reliable

  • Are available to complete training in the next month and start regular classes the following month


What is the time commitment?:

If you’re invited to become a teacher, congratulations! You’ll meet your cohort and receive in-depth training covering best practices for the class, choosing and setting up a venue, building a community, and ongoing marketing and tech. The training has remote sessions as well as asynchronous learning.


Getting a class off the ground typically takes a few hours a day for a few weeks. The main work is to go through training, setting up your venue, and marketing for your class. After that, it’s ~5 hours per class including playlist building and offering the class itself.


Teachers have flexibility to set their own schedule through training, class setup, and teaching classes. All Dance Church Teachers and team members meet monthly for one hour on zoom. This ongoing meeting provides a rhythm for collaborative development, company updates and training.



Teachers are W2 employees and are paid $20 per hour for time spent marketing and setting up their classes. They are additionally paid $100 per class $3 per paying class taker. For example if 20 people attend, this is $160 and if 60 people attend, this is $280. Teachers can expense up to $100 per class for their venue and will be provided with necessary equipment like an AV adaptor, sweat towel, aesop spray, and monthly Spotify playlist account.


In cities where community has been built over a long period of time, we have had over 100 people come per class. Please be aware that while Dance Church will help with marketing, growing a community to this size will take a lot of dedicated work over a long period of time.We are looking for dance artists who are willing, excited and passionate about building and actively engaging with the local community.



Dance Church is committed to creating spaces that are equitable and inclusive for all backgrounds, identities, abilities, and types. This pursuit is woven into every action we take as a company- in classes, the organization, and the community. We have a lot of work to do, and it will take time to reach this vision.

Over the past few years we have:

  • $5 tickets to in-person classes for dance artists through this application process

  • 0$ tickets for BIPOC dance artists through this application process

  • Fundraised and amplified multiple non-profit organizations

  • Implemented equitable hiring practices to prioritize a diverse applicant pool

  • Continued conversations and training around accessibility and inclusivity in our classes


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