SADC is a collaborative arts institution designed to serve the community through dance.  By educating, nurturing and supporting dancers and choreographers of all ages, and by promoting new discoveries in dance through curated and outreach programs, the Center aims for excellence in the field while building a dynamic community of dancers and dance lovers.

Shawl-Anderson employees support a dance culture of creative exploration and mutual respect in one of the most vibrant dance hubs in the Bay Area.

SADC offers work exchange designed for dancers interested in becoming a vital part of our community and are in need of funding to sustain their dance training.



Want to give back to SADC? We are always looking for extra help!  We'll take anything from help with mailings to photo taking, from ushering shows to video editing, from building apps to building maintenance.  Come be a part of the community that has been fostering dance, artistry, and creation since 1958!


Applications accepted from May 15th until position is filled

Please email cover letter and resume to Youth Program Director, Katie Kruger

Full job description here


JOB DESCRIPTION: Youth Teaching Assistant/Substitute/Teaching Trainee


Summary of Role

The Shawl-Anderson Dance Center is seeking two to three applicants to assist in our youth program for the pre-school and primary age classes during the Fall semester 2019. This person should also be available and interested in subbing in the youth program and will work closely with a mentor teacher and the Youth Program Director to develop teaching skills and a better understanding of the SADC’s youth program teaching philosophy and pedagogy. This position is for the Fall semester 2019 or for the full 2019/20 academic year and require approximately 2 hours a week.


As an assistant, this person will learn pedagogy, classroom management, excellent communication skills, and the ability to teach to a wide range of student ages and abilities. The Center serves as a school for youth and adults (ages 1-80+), a performance venue, an artist residency space, and a community hub for Bay Area dance. The youth program consists of over 75 classes a week with over 20 teachers. Each teaching artist is valued as vital team player to our rich learning environment, and the candidate should be excited to be a collaborative member of our community.



Teaching Assistant responsibilities include, but not limited to: 

  • Preparation of classroom prior to start of class

  • Assist teacher with demonstration, individual student needs, and administrative tasks

  • Meet with lead teacher before or after class for instructions or review 

  • Observe other classes and teaching styles throughout the semester

  • Learn how to teach level appropriate material in a non-competitive atmosphere

  • Help choreograph class presentations for end of semester performances, sharings and showings

  • Attend staff meetings; take advantage of professional development offerings

  • Interact and communicate with co-teachers to build community and professional growth

  • Be available to sub other youth classes

  • Prompt and consistent communication with the Youth Program Director, Youth Program Assistant/Registrar and Desk Staff


  • Youth classes run Monday through Friday between the hours of 3 and 7pm and on weekends. The specific class times, ages and days will be discussed in person with each candidate.

Pay & Benefits

  • Teaching Assistants and Substitutes are compensated per class. A pay rate or work study trade will be determined upon hiring based on level of candidates experience and current rates established by SADC management.

  • SADC is committed to offering a 1-3% cost of living adjustment increase each year if approved by the Board of Directors.

  • Assistants and Substitutes will be contract employees until hired on staff for a permanent class.

  • Employees accrue sick leave in accordance with California law. Employees earn 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked to a maximum accrual of 48 hours. These hours are not paid out upon resignation or termination.



If you would like more information, please email Ashley Crockett at

Work study students are a viable contribution to the overall success of the Center and we are looking for responsible, consistent, and thorough people who need some financial help with their dance training. 



We offer weekly shifts that primarily involves cleaning the Center: this includes, but is not limited to, sweeping, vacuuming and mopping floors, dusting, cleaning mirrors, wiping down the barres and mats, cleaning bathrooms, etc. 


If a weekly shift doesn't work for you, we also offer one-off event/administration shifts throughout the year. 



The exchange rate is one dance class (or 1-hour rental) for each hour of work: a $17/hour value. 

You can also use the the value towards renting space.


We'll ask you agree to the following conditions when you commit to a shift:

You'll complete (or get covered) 100% of the shifts you've committed to. If you cannot make your shift due to a schedule conflict, illness or other reason, it is your responsibility to get the shift covered by contacting other work study students and letting desk staff know in a timely manner. This is also beneficial to other students who want to pick up additional hours.  If you experience an unforeseen illness or emergency at the last minute, you will call the Center immediately to communicate your absence and they will seek a substitute for the shift.

You will use your accrued classes regularly with the understanding that this program is designed to support students in pursuing training in dance. If you accrue more than 10 classes, your shift may be re-assigned to another student who is able to use their accrued classes regularly. Possible exceptions made.


You understand that due to the constant use of this building, 80 hours a week, 7 days a week, your job as a work-study student is very important to the everyday operations of the Center and you take responsibility for being consistent, on time, and thorough. If you anticipate being unable to complete this commitment, you will notify the Work Study Manager immediately. Your help contributes to the overall success of the Center and the quality of our students’ experience dancing at the Center.