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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’re looking for vibrant individuals who are interested in belonging to a successful nonprofit board. Young Dance is an extraordinary youth dance company and school for young people of all abilities with a mission to “transform lives through movement.” Our Board of Directors works to extend and deepen the efforts of our creative community of dancers, choreographers, and educators.

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


Join our “A” Team – a dedicated group of 5-8 community members who collaborate with the Young Dance staff and board members to organize and set up events or other fun tasks.

Grass Roots Publicity – help distribute fliers, brochures, and postcards to neighborhood businesses in the fall and spring.

Fundraising event — help plan and run the event or coordinate volunteers.

We always need help with marketing and public relations leads or content creation.


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

“This is the way I know HOW to dance, just by being me!”

-YD dancer to their parent