Dance Careers

Dance Critic, Dance Teacher & Arts Management

Dance Critic (Being a dance critic consists of critiquing dancers.)

What formal training & education is required?

There is little formal training, other than some introductory courses. Most dance critics are journalists. Highest education needed to be a dance critic would be getting your high school diploma.

How is the job market & what is the salary?

The job market for a dance critic is fairly well; not very competitive, since many people choose not to be a dance critic.


Salary

median annual: $33, 400

median hourly: $16.06

Skills, Qualities & Characteristics of Being a Dance Critic

  • Speaking:
  • Critical Thinking:
  • Judgement & Decision Making:
  • Active Listening:
  • Monitoring:

Dance Teacher (Teach their students the elements of dance.)

What formal training & education is required for a dance teacher?

Depending on what you want to teach and where, you need different levels of education. For most, you need a high school diploma.

How is the job market & salary?

The salary usually ranges from $25,000-$35,000. The average rate of employing dance teachers expected to go up by 5%. To actually get a job in teaching dance is very fierce and competitive since many people want to teach dance.

Skills, quailties & characteristics

Most dance teachers show respect and empathy towards you. They lead a process of discovery and creates a nice, calm community.

  • Speaking skills
  • Instructing
  • Time management
  • Active learning
  • Active listening

Arts Management (concerns business operations around an arts organization.)

WHat formal training & education is required?

You would need some type of business management training. Highest education you need is bachelors/masters.

How is the job market & salary?

Salary

Around $107,520 yearly.


Workers in arts management make up about 5% of employees in the arts industry.

Skills, qualities & characteristics

  • Good negotiating skills
  • Knowledge
  • Confidant
  • Leadership
  • Independant
  • Persistant

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