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Volunteer Opportunity with DanceWest

Produced by DanceWest - A Tea Dance With a Twist will be a spectacular intergenerational event for 300 people on Saturday 16 March.

Taking place at Hammersmith Town Hall, the programme will include a live jazz band led by keyboard legend Jack Honeyborne, dance performances from Thick and Tight, Company of Elders and our very own Bolder Not Older Company. It promises to be a fabulous afternoon of music, dancing and cake!

We are looking for volunteers to assist on the day with the smooth running of the event. If you are motivated to make a difference through dance, then come and work with us and feel part of something amazing.

Contact Maria on projects@dancewest.co.uk

Rehearsal Director, Bolder not Older Company  (CLOSED)

Bolder not Older Company is a dance company for West Londoners aged 55+, founded by DanceWest. Company rehearsals take place weekly, at The Bush Theatre, and DanceWest commissions high profile artists to create new work for the company. In 2019 the company will expand and work towards two high profile performance opportunities in spring and summer. DanceWest is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic rehearsal director to lead weekly company class and produce a new piece of choreography for a large scale Tea Dance event on Saturday 16 March 2019. The rehearsal director should have a minimum of five years teaching experience working with similar groups and leading dance in the community. The rehearsal director will need to be committed, reliable and deliver two terms, until July 2019. The role offers an exciting opportunity to deliver weekly classes and create choreography for the company, and also work to support high-profile guest choreographers.

Hours: 2 hours per week (Monday 1.30-2.30 & Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm).

Length of contract: Two ten-week terms, from Jan 2019 to July 2019.

Rates of Pay: £1,100 per term x 2 terms = £2,200 inclusive of planning.

To apply: projects@dancewest.co.uk with a covering letter and CV

Deadline: Wednesday 2 January 2019. We will then ask you to complete an application form.

Interview: w/c 7 January 2019.

Teaching commitments: w/c 23 January.

All applicants must have an up to date DBS and public liability insurance. Successful applicant(s) will be contracted and asked to adhere to DanceWest safeguarding policies including the protection of vulnerable adults, health and safety policy and data protection. 

Lead Dance Teachers - Bolder not Older (CLOSED)

DanceWest is seeking experienced teachers for Bolder not Older programme our programme for adults 65+ in community centers and sheltered housing across West London. We are interested in hearing from teachers that come from a variety of different styles but who have at least five-years teaching experience with vulnerable adults.

Hours: Dance Classes are one hour long, teachers are asked to arrive 15 minutes early and stay to close the session for 15 minutes. All classes take place in the morning.

Length of contract: January – July 2019

Rates of pay: £55 per session/ £550 per term.

Location: Community centers, sheltered accommodation and care homes across West London

To apply: email your CV and a covering letter to projects@dancewest.co.uk

 Deadline: Wednesday 2 January 2019

 Interviews: w/c 7 January

Teaching commitments: w/c 23 January.

All applicants must have an up to date DBS and public liability insurance. Successful applicant(s) will be contracted and asked to adhere to DanceWest safeguarding policies including the protection of vulnerable adults, health and safety policy and data protection.

Family Dance Classes - Assistant Needed! (CLOSED)

Our teaching team deliver an extensive programme in a variety of settings across West London on a part-time, freelance basis. We are looking for teachers at the start of their teaching practice to join our team as assistants on our programme at Lyric Hammersmith. The roles would suit a recent graduate or a dance professional looking to build their career as a dance teacher, with passion for making dance accessible for all.

Hours: Saturday mornings 09.15- 10.00 & 10.15-11.00

Length of contract: January – July 2019

Rates of pay: £10.55 per hour x 2 hours = £21.10 per Saturday/ £211.00 per term.  

To apply: Please send a CV and a statement as to why you are applying for the role to Ania: admin@dancewest.co.uk

Deadline: Friday 4 January 2018

Interviews: Week commencing 14 January

Trial session: Thursday 24 January and Saturday 26 January

 All applicants must have an up to date DBS check. Successful applicants will be contracted and asked to adhere to DanceWest safeguarding policies including the protection of children and young people, health and safety and data protection.

Volunteering

DanceWest’s programmes are delivered by a team of experienced dance teachers and assistants supported by a small back office team. Our programmes are designed to bring positive change in our communities, improving health and wellbeing and providing high-quality, safe, and enjoyable dance activity. People working with us feel part of something amazing and are motivated to make a difference. Our office environment is friendly, inclusive and hardworking! If you are interested to volunteer with us as please request a volunteer pack and application form via admin@dancewest.co.uk  

 

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