Dance Careers

By: Madison Sykes

Dance Movement Therapist

  1. dance therapists help their clients with self esteem and body image and to help them to develop communication skills, and also help them find a new way of coping with problems.

  2. to become a dance movement therapist you have to have masters degree, you become a R-DMT (registered dance movement therapist) it is basically a basic level Since this job is in the dance field there are not many jobs.

  3. The average salary for a dance movement therapist is $40,000 - $50,000 a year. Since this job is in the dance field there are not many jobs.

  4. The characteristics of a dance movement therapist would need to be very bubbly and able to work with people they don't know, and they need to be empathetic.

  5. Skills that will help them are to be able to help people in a way that's good for them and its different for every person, and also patience and kindness

Professional Dancer

  1. A professional dancer is a performer who dances professionally. But its not just about performing its about making a show, feeling what your doing and loving it.

  2. To be a professional dancer you don’t need an actual degree. All you need to know are the basics of dance technique etc.

  3. Dancers hourly salary can run anywhere from $7.79- 30.43, deciding how much you get paid depends on how long you’ve been dancing, if your beginner or more advanced. They’re are not a lot of dancer jobs available because its not a very to be a professional dancer.

  4. They need to be able to work with others as well as be able to work by yourself and have and good attitude and personality, also you have to be able to not be busy with anything but dancing.

  5. Skills needed to be a professional dancer is being flexible and the ability to be a leader and scheduling your time and not overwhelm yourself.

Dance Critic

  1. A dance critic is someone who specializes especially professionally in the evaluation and appreciation of literary or artistic works: a film critic; a dance critic. One who tends to make harsh or carping judgments.

  2. It is not necessary for a good critic to have been a dancer,but many dancers and choreographers don't agree with that. But the only degree you need is a high school diploma.

  3. The annual salary for a dance critic is $33,000, the job market is is very bad for this job because not just anybody can be one. It takes a special person to be a dance critic.

  4. A good dance critic is the ability to write well and fast, and they need to be able to give criticism, they need to know when to be hard and when to be soft. . The critic must be able to communicate clearly,

  5. Skills and critics that will help them are being able to give good critics that will help the dancer and not just bring them down, also fast writing will help them give a more detailed review.
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