Career Opportunities

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There are many career avenues a graduating dancer can pursue. It is important to understand that while some careers only require an undergraduate degree at the entry level, most will demand appropriate postgraduate degrees, certifications, specific skills and/or experience. Students with specific career goals should meet with an adviser for detailed information about requirements unique to their chosen fields.

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Dancers can teach the technique and artistry of dance to students in public/private schools from pre-school through 12th grade. As an Artist-in-Education, they can provide kinesthetic movement experiences in all academic areas for all grade levels. They can instruct students with special needs. They will have knowledge on how to teach in and/or manage a dance studio. They will be prepared to participate in providing dance instruction for adult dance programs, including programs for senior citizens. They will have experience producing dance concerts. Choreography will be another aspect of their knowledge. This will enable them to create work for theatrical productions. The following is a list of employment possibilities.

Career Opportunities

 

Education-Teaching Choreography
  • Elementary/secondary schools
  • Colleges/universities
  • Dance Studios
  • International teaching/coaching
  • Department of Defense schools/bases
  • Corporations
  • Arts-in-Education programs (movement/dance specialist)
  • Elementary/secondary schools
  • Colleges/universities
  • Dance Studios
  • Arts-in-Education programs (movement/dance specialist)
  • Dance Companies
  • Theater Companies
Dance Promoter Health and Wellness
  • Fundraiser
  • Grant Writer
  • Special events planner
  • Dance Performance Presenter/sponsor
  • Fitness clubs (Aerobic and Fitness instructors, personal trainers)
  • Youth Organizations (YMCA/YWCA, Girls/boys Clubs, etc.)
  • Dance Studios
  • Movement Therapy
Dance Administration Performance
  • Administrator within a Dance Company
  • Administrator of a Dance Studio
  • Administrator of Dance Camps
  • Dance Company member
  • Community Theater
  • Guest performer
Dance Information  
  • Media Dance reviewer
  • Dance reporter