Dance Careers


A choreographer is the person that arranges dance movements for a performance.Choreographers essentially direct the story and apply their own creative talents in putting it together. Choreographers create routines for individual performers, competitions, musical performances, marching band and more. The education you need is a high school and a bachelor's degree. In 2012 it grew about 13%, that's faster than average. 2012 median pay was $24.28 per hour. Yearly the third highest ranked average salaries was $50,500 per year. You have to have experience in dance and have a long history. You have to be able to work with different dancers, be kind and patient around others. The physical demands of choreography work are significant. Choreographers routinely spend hours or days putting together dance pieces, teach dancers the arrangements

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Florence And The Machine - Cosmic Love contemporary choreography by Artem Volosov - DCM

Professional Dancer

A professional dancer is a performer who dances professionally. The education you need is a high school diploma and have training . Its a small field with average growth expected resulting in extreme competition, in the field right now there are 15,600 people with an expected job growth of 900 from 2012-2022. They gain 15.87 per hour. You need be determined, hard working in dance. Teamwork is also important, since many performances involve dancers to work as an ensemble. In order to understand the choreographer's routine, you'll need active-listening and coordination skills. Some cons were that no professional dancer ever became successful just by night, it takes time and practice. There may not be a tomorrow, a dancer may never know when their career is over. If you wanna be successful, you prove that you a valuable dancer. Some pros were that you can have a creative career with diverse options to express yourself. You can travel to different venues and see different parts of the world. Employment growth is expected for professional dancers involved in pop culture. Nonperforming dancers have opportunities to work as choreographers, producers or directors.
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Apologize - Dance Precisions

Dance Therapist

A dance therapist uses the movement of dance to support and help other people with their troubles.Dance movement therapy is used to treat a number of diseases and disorders, some of which are quite serious as well. Though its basic aim is to reduce stress and center the body, this therapy is very effective in healing many disabilities and diseases as well. For instance, it can prove beneficial for people suffering from autism, learning disabilities, deafness and hearing impairment. The education they need is a high school diploma, a master’s degree and graduate and meets the requirements of ADTA (America Dance Therapy Association). They also have to be certified. The dance therapy career will grow in 2018 by 15%. Dance therapist make about 40,000-50,000 a year. You need to have courage, kindness, body awareness and flexibility on a typical day your observing the physical movement of individuals to assess their behavior, cognitive or emotional state. The basics behind the dance therapy is that “the body and mind are inseparable", in fact they always go hand in hand. Apart from this, there are certain other principles around which the overall therapy revolves.
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Freedom of Movement - Cerebral Palsy Patient harnessed to therapist