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Adjunct Instructor, Theatre Arts, Ballet

Company: Drake University
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

Title: Adjunct Instructor, Theatre Arts, Ballet - ****** Description: Drake University's Department of Theatre Arts is looking for a qualified person to teach one undergraduate course within the University's BFA Musical Theatre program. This course will be offered in the Spring 2020 academic term, beginning on January 27, 2020. Two sections of this course will be offered, and the adjunct instructor will be expected to teach both sections. The successful candidate will have completed the minimum of an undergraduate degree in musical theatre or dance, or the equivalent of, and will have a minimum of five years professional theatre and/or dance experience. Teaching experience is preferred, but not required. Apply online by uploading a cover letter, CV, and two letters of recommendation. Review of candidates begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The candidate will also be asked to teach a mock dance class for observation. If you have any questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Erin Horst via email. ******************** Course Description: this course places an emphasis on spine and alignment while exploring vocabulary, technique and traditional ballet positions, and continuing through choreographic combinations of varying difficulty. By building the proper technical foundation, students will learn to understand the proper body mechanics and anatomical considerations needed for the execution of ballet, as well as other styles of dance. Depending on the level, class content will include explorations of Plier, tendu, degage, battement, por de bras, pirouettes, jetes, fuettes, adage, petite allegro and other combinations. Duties: Teach one undergraduate course within the University's BFA Musical Theatre program. This course will be offered in the Spring 2020 academic term, beginning on January 27, 2020. Two sections of this course will be offered, and the adjunct instructor will be expected to teach both sections. Course Description: This course places an emphasis on spine and alignment while exploring vocabulary, technique and traditional ballet positions, and continuing through choreographic combinations of varying difficulty. By building the proper technical foundation, students will learn to understand the proper body mechanics and anatomical considerations needed for the execution of ballet, as well as other styles of dance. Depending on the level, class content will include explorations of Plier, tendu, degage, battement, por de bras, pirouettes, jetes, fuettes, adage, petite allegro and other combinations. Qualifications: The successful candidate will have completed the minimum of an undergraduate degree in musical theatre or dance, or the equivalent of, and will have a minimum of five years professional theatre and/or dance experience. Teaching experience is preferred, but not required. Date Available: 09/30/2019 Required Documents Message: Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Keywords: Drake University, Des Moines , Adjunct Instructor, Theatre Arts, Ballet, Education / Teaching , Des Moines, Iowa

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