Sarah L.

Education

Rutgers University, B.F.A Dance, B.A. English

Childcare Experience

Part-time Babysitter
New York, NY, 11/12 - Present
Boy, age 4; girl, age 2

Part-time Babysitter
Port Washington, NY, 09/12 - Present
Girl, age 1-2

After-School Babysitter
Port Washington, NY, 2004 - 2006
Girl, age 9-12; twin boys, ages 6-9

Weekend Babysitter
Port Washington, NY, 2002 - 2006
Girl, age 9-13; girl age 7-11; girl age 1-5

Professional Experience

Dance Teacher
Port Washington, NY, Summer 2013

Dance Teacher
New York, NY, 03/13 - Present

Front of House Caterer
New York, NY, 02/13 - Present

Front Desk Attendant
Great, NY, 08/12 - 01/13

Teaching Assistant
New Brunswick, NJ, 09/09 - 05/12

About Me

Since moving to New York to pursue a career in dance performance and choreography, I have discovered an avid interest in educating our next generation of innovators. I teach modern dance technique and creative movement to children of all ages. It is through teaching that I have discovered the importance of providing children with a structured and creative environment that allows them to play, experiment, explore, fall on the floor and learn to get right back on their feet! As a dance artist, I maintain a creative, active, and expressive lifestyle that permeates into my childcare philosophies. When I am not in the dance studio, I enjoy reading, watching independent films and documentaries, laughing with friends, cooking, running, taking yoga and pilates, and exploring the streets and parks of Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Throughout my ten years of babysitting for kids of all ages, I have enjoyed providing children with a safe, open, and high-energy atmosphere unique to their interests and needs. I engage kids in active and artistic activities, such as dance, art, sports, science experiments, and healthy snack creations. I babysit because I love kids, and I love kids because they inspire and provoke me to maintain a youthful and energetic way of life. From crawling to walking, or from ABC’s to arithmetic, I enjoy witnessing a child’s progression as they age, and truly existing as an inspiring figure during their youth.

I have professional childcare experience with…

Continuing to train as a modern dancer through classes and workshops, auditioning for modern dance projects, choreographing my own work, and teaching dance.

I will be SmartSitting while…

An inspiring and unique performer, creator, and collaborator in the New York Modern Dance Scene.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children, Multiples

Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children…

Dance, crafts, simple science experiments, yoga, healthy food preparation and engaging kids in simple snack creation, and elementary English tutoring through high school age.