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Young Dance seeks Reception Support

Young Dance is looking for reception support Monday–Friday weekdays beginning at 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. This hourly position is compensated at $15/hour and ideally commits to a regular schedule for the 2023–24 Session, which runs through May.

Duties include greeting students and parents while maintaining a clean and welcoming environment. 

For more information, or to apply please email

Young Dance seeks Teaching Artists & Assistants

Young Dance seeks teaching artists and assistants for the 2023–24 year and beyond for our growing community partnerships and St. Paul studio classes. We seek skilled instructors who foster a developmentally appropriate, safe, supportive, and fun environment. 

Our studio classes are typically scheduled on weekday evenings and Saturdays. Young Dance also partners with Twin Cities schools, organizations, and government agencies to bring dance to diverse populations across the metro. Partnerships take place during or after the school day. Schedule and duration vary depending on partners.

Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills to keep track of different schedules. Teaching Artists should also be able to work collaboratively with partners and Young Dance Artistic Director in developing the curriculum.

Pay is $48/hr to lead and $24/hr to assist.

If you would like more information and to apply, please email an introduction and your resume to


Volunteer to help our work go farther

Young Dance is committed to giving the youth of Minneapolis an extraordinary opportunity to express themselves and develop their own voice through movement.

Community involvement strengthens our mission, enhances the quality of the Young Dance experience, and keeps our programs affordable. We are incredibly grateful for your support.


We are excited to welcome anyone passionate about Young Dance to our Board! We are also currently looking for folks with any of the following expertise, interests, and availability: 

  • Attend our monthly board meetings: Every second Saturday of the month from 9:00 – 11:00 am on Zoom
  • Participate in at least one board committee
  • Enthusiastic about & committed to Young Dance’s mission
  • Willing to participate actively in Young Dance events as both an attendee and volunteer
  • Expertise in any of the following areas:
    • Fundraising
    • Legal
    • Event Planning 
    • Disability Advocacy 

If you would like to learn about joining the Young Dance Board of Directors, please contact


Young Dance is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and your contribution is tax deductible. If your employer has a matching gift program, please consider using it to make your gift go twice as far.

Since 1987, Young Dance has encouraged youth in our community to build body and spirit through the creative art of dance. Our mission is to transform lives through movement. Each year, dancers in our classes, performing company, and community partnerships have an opportunity to collaborate with professional artists, pushing the boundaries of the art and practice of dance. Young Dance is an inclusive, artistic community where creativity flourishes.

Your donation helps keep our class fees low, assuring programming is accessible to all individuals, and provides scholarships so anyone can participate, regardless of ability to pay. Additionally, contributions support our Community Partnerships with schools, libraries, juvenile corrections, and community organizations.

Please mail checks payable to:

Young Dance
Fairview Business Center
655 Fairview Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55104


Every donation, in any amount, is appreciated

“…I learned to channel my energy and share my emotions. I learned to love my body for how it can learn and what it can express.”

-Emily Winkler-Morey