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Professional Dancer – Heat Dance – Los Angeles, CA


Company: Heat Dance

Address: Los Angeles, CA


  • Full Time

Heat Dance

To apply: visit https://heatdancecompany.com/internshipapplication to complete the application form and submit for job consideration.

Please read this entire job description.

About the Position

Heat Dance is currently seeking dancers to join our production and performance teams who is self-motivated and has a passion for dance, the creation high production-value media content, and joining an incredible group of individuals to have a great time producing inspiring material. Our ideal candidate is someone who has formal dance training and experience in performance and/or music videos and is communicative, assertive, and responsive over email.

Working under our Founder and Creative Directors, our dance interns will work with our choreographers and production team to create dance videos (shot like music videos, but with focus on dancing opposed to singing) as well as instructional choreography videos for Heat Dance Online. Depending on the varying interests and skills of the candidate, our intern will contribute to the planning & development of the videos, music choice, choreography, directing, and marketing. Dancers also may appear in photo shoots, at special events, and performances.

About the Company

Based in LA, Heat Dance was founded on the belief that people are happier and healthier when they have rich experiences in movement and sensory input (ie. Dance, fitness, social experiences). We exist as an app and as brick & mortar studios: Heat provides an interactive dance community and education platform online, inspired by the immersive dance experiences we deliver daily in our state-of-the-art studios—part dance class, part exercise, part immersive theatre; our goal is to create a happier, healthier society through dance and technology. Live your best life as your true self at HEAT DANCE!

Important Details

Location: Studios in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA, in-person with any meetings that can be held remotely done online.

Dates: 2020 Fall Session: Sept 8 – December 18 with Orientation on Weds, Sept 2

2021 Winter Session: January 4 – June 11 with Orientation on Weds, Dec 16

Hours: at least 2 days per week M-F that will include rehearsals & shooting. We generally shoot on Wednesdays and/or Fridays and rehearse on Tuesdays or Thursdays for 2-3 hours at a time.

Compensation: Unpaid internship, so individual must either be eligible for school credit or they may participate on a volunteer basis if selected and are not eligible for school credit. Truly exceptional applicants may be considered for part-time employment at up to $16/hour.

Future: Can lead to increased responsibilities and involvement over time, with the potential to expand into the PR, digital marketing, or design areas based on the intern’s proven skills and dedication.

What you’ll get:

  • professional-grade footage, stills, and finished videos for your reels and portfolios
  • The exciting opportunity to be part of and to learn from a growing startup, build connections with amazing people, and have fun!
  • Ability to contribute ideas and solutions all the time (seriously, all the time)
  • A huge network! Not only are we USC undergrad and UCLA MBA grad students, the UCLA Anderson Accelerator also brings in great mentors and people from the startup world including the partner of Lightspeed Ventures (ahem, Snapchat). You’ll have access to our workspace, speakers, entrepreneurship workshops, and more
  • Awesome letters of recommendation!
  • Employment opportunities post-internship!

Responsibilities:

  • Record video footage of dances and choreography, manage editing and rendering them ready to post
  • Run pre-production, production, and post-production of dance videos
  • Create story lines and scripts as necessary to implement with video
  • Brainstorm on the regular: work with marketing to brainstorm and assist with content, campaigns, and marketing
  • Monitor trends in social media, entertainment, dance, and applications and appropriately apply that knowledge to create viral content that will increase word of mouth
  • Anything else that may interest you! We wear many hats and are intentional in finding opportunities to develop our team members!

Desired Skills & Experience:

Soft

  • Wanting an amazing, unforgettable internship
  • A proactive self-starter who enjoys autonomy and taking action
  • Great communicator, responsive over email & telephone
  • Great with conveying stories through video
  • Proactive idea generator (we love new ideas!)
  • Efficiency – work smarter, not harder
  • A sense of humor and natural creativity
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment while working with team members
  • Must be extremely resourceful with a “can-do” & “I’ll find a way” attitude

Technical

  • Expertise within your choice of software – Final Cut, AVID, even iMovie, etc
  • Must be video equipment savvy and have a strong interest in dance and music
  • Strong knowledge of leading social media platforms (FB, IG, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter, Snapchat, Youtube, etc.) and viral content as well as knowledge of emerging trends and technologies
  • Adobe expertise is a plus

Skills

Social Media Marketing, Communication Skills, Adobe Photoshop, Videography, Digital and Film Photography, Videography and Video Editing, Digital Photography and Videography

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary, Internship, Contract, Commission

Pay: Up to $16.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Employee Discount
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Professional Development Assistance

Schedule:

  • On Call

COVID-19 considerations:
Meetings will take place online, while shoots must occur in-person. For those shoots, we will meet in Los Angeles and masks are required for all team members, with the exception of dancers in-frame during recording. In-person classes are closed.

Full Time Opportunity:

  • Yes

Hours per week:

  • 10-19

Company’s website:

  • HeatDanceCompany.com

Company’s Facebook page:

  • https://facebook.com/HeatDanceLA

Work Remotely:

  • No

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