OPEN CALL PROCESS: LEAD AN ADULT PROGRAM WORKSHOP
Shawl-Anderson Dance Center (SADC) in Berkeley, CA is now creating an Open Call process for current staff, community members, and visiting artists to pitch ideas for an upcoming adult level workshop in Fall 2022 and Winter 2023. This is a new process for the organization and for programming and is intended to broaden class offerings and hire an expanded roster of teaching artists, both local and visiting.
Pitches are welcome for in-person, online, and hybrid workshops of all levels and styles of dance as well as lecture-based workshops. Past workshops through SADC have included Intro to Modern, Dunham Technique, Gaga, Hip-Hop Fusion, Somatics+Ballet, Bhangra, Drag, and Feldenkrais, to name a few. Workshops can vary - from one afternoon (2 hours in length) to a 6-week session, meeting once a week.
Ideas/pitches accepted on a rolling basis
Complete the Interest Form HERE
If you are an arts administrator and would like to share your resume with us for future opportunities you may email it to: email@example.com. If you are a dance teacher or choreographer who would like to instruct or offer a workshop, please send your resume and a statement of interest in the body of your email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you are new to the dance scene or a seasoned professional, the Work Exchange program at Shawl-Anderson offers an excellent path to making new connections, staying active in your community, and building administrative and functional skills. As a Work Exchange member, you receive $18/hour credit for every hour worked, which can go towards taking classes and workshops or renting rehearsal space. Members receive rehearsal space at a discounted rate of $18/hour (usually $22/hour). Duties include: maintaining building operations/cleaning, helping at Youth and other performances, stewarding/front desk help, and more.
We offer weekly shifts that primarily involve 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. The value of the work exchange is based on current class and rental pricing.
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, please call SADC 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. Your work contributes to the overall success of the Center and the quality of our students’ experience dancing at the Center.
SADC volunteers are dedicated friends of the organization who generously share their time to serve our mission. We are always looking for individuals to assist with performances, special events, mailings, documentation, archiving and more. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering please email email@example.com and let us know your interests. You can also join our weekly email update list to receive information about the latest opportunities.