Teaching artist opportunities open in drama, dance

Spring/summer residencies to inspire tomorrow’s readers through drama

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, May 15, 2022

The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts is interviewing experienced theatre teaching artists immediately for spring and summer residencies. Experience with elementary aged students required. Curriculum provided with room for personalization by each artist, focusing on encouraging students to find joy in reading.

(Ed. note: this is a slightly different offering than The Hub brought you last month.)

Spark! is an SCGSAH regional outreach program that seeks to support Read to Succeed and reading improvement efforts at Palmetto Literacy Project schools statewide through the effective use of elementary level drama strategies.

Spring sites are two days per week for four to eight weeks; Summer sites are M-Th assignments for two to five weeks. All residencies are with the same sites and groups of students for the duration. These teaching artist opportunities offer generous professional day rate, full or half days, and travel compensation/lodging per diem for distanced assignments.

Opportunities will continue for the life of the three year Arts Grow SC partnership grant. There will be fully paid training days prior to first residency to ensure consistency in the field and strengthen our research meeting to drama and literacy. Strengthen your application by including work samples of elementary workshop outlines or child oriented lesson plans of your own. South Carolina teacher certification is not required.

Sites will be located in some of the following counties: Darlington, Dillon, Fairfield, Florence, Greenwood, Laurens, Lee, Lexington, Marion, Richland, Saluda, Williamsburg.

Apply immediately through May 15. Interested teaching artists are invited to submit a resume and cover letter to Melanie Trimble, SCGSAH Spark! grant director, at melanietrimble@scgsah.org.


Culturally Responsive Dance Pedagogy learning from UofSC Theatre and Dance

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, March 27, 2022

CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE DANCE PEDAGOGY: New Understandings of Culture, Context, and Social Responsibility JUNE 20-24, 2022 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Learn how to integrate culturally relevant practices in the K-12 dance classroom
  • Network and learn with other K-12 dance educators from across South Carolina and beyond
  • Move and collaborate with others in UofSC’s spacious, state-of-the-art dance studios
  • Develop lesson plans to implement in your classroom
  • Acquire FREE curriculum resources and teaching tools

That’s right: this is a free professional development opportunity for K-12 dance educators in South Carolina, and beyond, with housing provided for all participants.

Dance practices and learning opportunities include:

  • Dance traditions of the African diaspora
  • Global dance practices
  • Improvisation/composition
  • Ballet
  • Somatic exploration
  • Connecting theory and practice
  • Large- and small-group discussions
  • Reflection and application of knowledge

Facilitated by Stephanie Milling, Jessica Moore, Meredith Sims and Gabrielle Tull. For more information, contact Stephanie Milling: smilling@mailbox.sc.edu.

First priority will be given to South Carolina residents with opportunities for out-of-state residents as availability allows.

This professional development opportunity is being funded by an ASPIRE Racial Equity and Justice Grant funded through the Offices of the Vice President of Research and the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of South Carolina.


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