Dancers & Choreographers
Dancers and choreographers devise, direct, rehearse and perform classical and contemporary dance routines.
- Builds and maintains stamina, physical strength, agility and general health through fitness exercises and healthy eating
- Attends rehearsals to develop and practice dance routines for performance
- Participates in dance performance
- Demonstrates and directs dance moves, monitors and analyses technique and performance, and determines how improvements can be made.
There are no formal academic requirements, although some dance schools may require candidates to have passed relevant dance Graded Examinations. Entry to courses is often via audition. Medical and physical assessments are required. Performers’ courses typically last three years and lead to a diploma or certificate awarded by the school. Some degree courses are also available.
Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £45,000 per annum and can progress up to £45,000 per annum.
Is it in growth or decline?
There are currently 1,338 employed Dancers & Choreographers in the region.