Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Performing Arts: Dance (PERFA 192-01) ACDA and Dance Company

Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Jul 22, 2021
Employment Level
Adjunct
Employment Type
Part Time


Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Performing Arts: Dance (PERFA 192-01) ACDA and Dance Company Rehearsal

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Jul 14, 2021
Deadline: Jul 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description: Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

The Department of Performing Arts seeks an instructor in the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters for the undergraduate-level course:

PERFA 192-01, ACDA Rehearsal

Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

The Department of Performing Arts seeks an instructor for:

Fall 2021, PERFA 192-01 ACDA Rehearsal

Rehearsals time TBD by casting

.25 credit course (.33 faculty workload)

This course will be taught in person, on campus.

The instructor of this course will choreograph and rehearse a tap piece for members of the Saint Mary's College Dance Company. This course prepares students for the performance of a tap piece created with focus on African American culture through a tap dance lens. The instructor will hold an audition the first week of classes and cast the piece by September 3, 2021. The instructor will create a rehearsal schedule consisting of 1.5-2.0 hours per week beginning September 6, 2021 to prepare for performance in the fall dance concert November 21-23, 2021. The rehearsal process is expected to challenge tap dancers while also providing the necessary skills and understanding for an appreciation of the artistic, athletic, and social qualities of the form. Throughout the rehearsal process, students will learn different tap styles such as Musical Theatre Tap and Rhythm Tap plus various concepts surrounding tap including music, history, culture, and the African American influence on the form. The instructor will work with the Dance Production Manager and the Fall Concert Director to schedule spacing and lighting rehearsals during tech week. In addition to this performance, the piece will be performed at an upcoming ACDA conference.

Spring 2022, PERFA 192-01 Dance Company Rehearsal

Rehearsals time TBD with the choreographer

.25 credit course (.33 faculty workload)

This course will be taught in person, on campus.

The instructor of this course will choreograph and rehearse a tap piece for members of the Saint Mary's College Dance Company. This course prepares students for the performance of a tap piece created with focus on African American culture through a tap dance lens. The instructor will hold an audition the first week of classes and cast the piece by February 11, 2022. The instructor will create a rehearsal schedule consisting of 1.5-2.0 hours per week beginning the week of February 14, 2022 to prepare for performance in the spring dance concert May 5-7, 2022. The rehearsal process is expected to challenge tap dancers while also providing the necessary skills and understanding for an appreciation of the artistic, athletic, and social qualities of the form. Throughout the rehearsal process, students will learn different tap styles such as Musical Theatre Tap and Rhythm Tap plus various concepts surrounding tap including music, history, culture, and the African American influence on the form. The instructor will work with the Dance Production Manager and the Spring Concert Director to schedule spacing and lighting rehearsals during tech week.


Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have experience teaching and choreographing in the African American Diaspora of Tap dance to college age students. The candidate must also be an expert in the style of tap with professional experience in the field including but not limited to training in Broadway musical theatre, Rhythm Tap, lineage from tap legends such as Arlene Kennedy and a dance major from an accredited college or university.

Applicants must reside in California.



To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/90432

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