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Dance for All Bodies

Providing low-cost adaptive dance classes for people with disabilities.

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New York, United States
Arts, Culture, Humanities
danceforallbodies.org
Joined June 27, 2020
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At Dance for All Bodies, we aim to dismantle the notion that dance is only for the non-disabled and to spread the joy of dance to all bodies. We believe that everyone should have access to feel the magic of dance, regardless of their disability or financial ability. We work with professional dancers with and without disabilities to make inclusive and adaptive dance education accessible to people with disabilities. We organize open level community dance classes for all ages and youth dance classes taught by dancers with and without disabilities. We also have dance classes designed specifically for people with a certain kind of disability. Check out our website to learn more about upcoming dance classes and projects.

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United States
Writing & Translation1 year ago
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The volunteer ASL Interpreter will be responsible for contributing to the accessibility of Dance for All Bodies’s classes by making sure that all individuals are able to participate in our classes where instructors use spoken English or ASL. Your main responsibility will be to join our virtual Zoom classes and translate between spoken English and ASL. Most of our instructors give instructions using spoken English but we also work with instructors who provide instructions in ASL. We want to make sure that Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals feel welcome and comfortable in our classes. Location: We accept applications from all around the U.S. as this position is remote! Job Description: This is a remote position where you will attend some or most of our virtual dance classes through Zoom to interpret between spoken English and ASL in our dance classes. Key Competitions/Skills Fluent in ASL. Personal or professional experience working with people with disabilities is preferred. Disciplined in working independently; not afraid to ask questions or admit when you don’t know something. Commitment to Dance for All Bodies’s mission of providing inclusive dance classes for people with disabilities. Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills. Collaborative mindset ; eager to be part of a team and contribute. Self motivated and shows stamina in the face of obstacles. Previous experience working with non-profit organizations is preferred. To Apply Send your resume and cover letter to info@danceforallbodies.org with “ASL Interpreter” in the subject heading. Make sure to mention your weekly availability and how many hours you hope to commit. In the cover letter please answer the following question; Why does making dance accessible to people with disabilities matter to you? Expected Hours of Work While there is room for flexibility in regards to hours, you will be expected to commit about 2-3 hours to DfAB every week depending on how many classes you choose to attend. Most of our classes take place between Friday-Sunday. We occasionally have classes on Tuesdays or Wednesdays around 2 or 3pm PDT/5 or 6pm EDT.
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United States
Marketing & Sales1 year ago
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The volunteer Medical Outreach Representative is responsible for contributing to the development of Dance for All Bodies through building relationships with clinics and hospitals that serve individuals with physical disabilities. This position is for you, if you are or have worked in a medical setting (ideally as a speech, recreational, occupational or physical therapist, prosthetist, etc.) and have already established relations with clinics or hospitals. This role is an integral part of DfAB as we expand our dance class offerings to individuals with disabilities. Your work will be an essential part of building long lasting connections with individuals with disabilities who want to dance and explore their creativity through artistic expression. This will be a challenging and rewarding journey and we are looking for someone who can handle both the inevitable high and low points! We encourage individuals with disabilities to apply for this position. Location: We accept applications from all around the U.S. as this position is remote! Job Description The three main duties of the medical outreach representative is to help DfAB expand its impact by: Building relationships with hospitals, clinics and individuals with disabilities. Finding sponsors, grants and other funding strategies through the local hospitals, medical suppliers etc. Working with other DfAB team members and instructors to design dance classes that fit the interests and needs of youth with disabilities. Essential Functions Reaching out to hospitals/clinics/medical facilities to see if they would be willing to promote our dance classes to their patients. Reaching out to individual health care providers in your network who might be able to help spread the word about these dance classes. Helping us find individual or corporate medical/clinical sponsors and/or grant opportunities to finance these classes. Attend a majority of our dance classes whenever possible. Key Competitions/Skills Personal/familial connection to the disability community is preferred. Experience working with youth with disabilities is preferred. Connections with schools, school districts, families of individuals with disabilities and other disability programs is required. Interested in creating and building long lasting partnerships. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Self-motivated and shows stamina in the face of obstacles. Disciplined in working independently; not afraid to ask questions or admit when you don’t know something. Collaborative mindset ; eager to be part of a team and contribute. Personal or professional experience working with people with disabilities is preferred. Well-developed interpersonal skills. Previous experience in creating partnerships and event management is preferred. Experience with Google Docs and Google Sheets is preferred. Work Environment While most work will be done remotely, we will still have weekly video calls to check-in. We will also meet in person for the dance classes! Expected Hours of Work While there is room for flexibility in regards to hours, you will be expected to commit about 5-6 hours to DfAB every week. If you plan to travel or take a break, let us know in advance and we will make sure to share your responsibilities amongst the rest of the team. Preferred Education and Experience At DfAB we believe that experience comes in many different forms. We want to prioritize those who demonstrate a strong commitment to our mission and are therefore willing to commit a great amount of time, thought, and effort into this cause. If you have previous experience in this field, we would love to learn more about your experiences via links, documents, or a portfolio of previous work you can share with us. To Apply Send your resume and cover letter to info@danceforallbodies.org with “Family Outreach Representative” in the subject heading. Resume Include links to previous projects you organized or created. Cover Letter Why does making dance accessible to youth with disabilities matter to you? What do you hope to accomplish through this experience? Questions If you are interested in only certain responsibilities outlined for this opportunity, but not all, that is okay! Please still send us your application and we will get back to you about your level of involvement with Dance for All Bodies.
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Volunteer Project
United States
Marketing & Sales1 year ago
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The volunteer Family Outreach Representative is responsible for contributing to the development of Dance for All Bodies through building relationships with local community programs/resources, parent groups and families of individuals with disabilities. This position is for you, if you have already established relations with families or students who might benefit from Dance for All Bodies’s classes. This role is an integral part of DfAB as we expand our dance class offerings to youth. Your work will be an integral part of building long lasting connections with youth with disabilities who want to dance and explore their creative side through artistic expression. This will be a challenging and rewarding journey and we are looking for someone who can handle both the inevitable high and low points! We encourage individuals with disabilities to apply for this position. Location: We accept applications from all around the U.S. as this position is remote! Job Description The three main duties of the family outreach representative is to help DfAB expand its impact by: Building relationships with local family support groups, community services and programs to help us reach more youth. Finding sponsors, grants and other funding strategies to finance these dance classes. Working with other DfAB team members and instructors to design dance classes that fit the interests and needs of youth with disabilities. Essential Functions Reaching out to families of youth with disabilities. Reaching out to more school programs in your area, as well as other recreational activities for youth with disabilities to promote our dance classes. Creating a partnership plan with local organizations for promoting our dance classes. Helping us find individual or corporate sponsors and/or grant opportunities to finance these classes. Attend a majority of our dance classes whenever possible. Key Competitions/Skills Personal/familial connection to the disability community is preferred. Experience working with individuals with disabilities in a medical setting is required. Personal connections with hospitals, clinics and other medical providers serving individuals with disabilities is required. Interested in creating and building long lasting partnerships. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Self-motivated and shows stamina in the face of obstacles. Disciplined in working independently; not afraid to ask questions or admit when you don’t know something. Collaborative mindset ; eager to be part of a team and contribute. Personal or professional experience working with people with disabilities is preferred. Well-developed interpersonal skills. Previous experience in creating partnerships and event management is preferred. Experience with Google Docs and Google Sheets is preferred. Work Environment While most work will be done remotely, we will still have weekly video calls to check-in. We will also meet in person for the dance classes! Expected Hours of Work While there is room for flexibility in regards to hours, you will be expected to commit about 5 hours to DfAB every week. If you plan to travel or take a break, let us know in advance and we will make sure to share your responsibilities amongst the rest of the team. Preferred Education and Experience At DfAB we believe that experience comes in many different forms. We want to prioritize those who demonstrate a strong commitment to our mission and are therefore willing to commit a great amount of time, thought, and effort into this cause. If you have previous experience in this field, we would love to learn more about your experiences via links, documents, or a portfolio of previous work you can share with us. To Apply Send your resume and cover letter to info@danceforallbodies.org with “Medical Outreach Representative” in the subject heading. Resume Include links to previous projects you organized or created. Cover Letter Why does making dance accessible to youth with disabilities matter to you? How do you think you can help Dance for All Bodies expand its reach? Questions If you are interested in only certain responsibilities outlined for this opportunity, but not all, that is okay! Please still send us your application and we will get back to you about your level of involvement with Dance for All Bodies.