Career Option in Dance

A.Field description

Dance is an ancient art traditional to humans for many centuries in many countries around the globe from ancient times to the present; dancers have expressed ideas, stories, and rhythm with their bodies. They use a variety of dance forms that allow free movement and self-expression, including classical ballet, modern dance, and culturally specific dance styles. Many dancers combine performance work with teaching or choreography.

B.Education Guide
Education Details Eligibility

Training in Dance and related courses are a plenty in India. A student who aspire a Career in Dance must earn a Bachelor's degree in Arts (Dance) or any other certificate course in any private or government dance schools

Basic eligibility criteria

10th / +2 (Higher Secondary students) with any group as the majors are eligible for these programs.

Course Duration

Training in this field is available at a number of schools and institutes all over India. These courses are offered at the levels of

The course duration for the various programs is as follows:

  • Diploma in Dance is around two years.
  • B.A (Dance) is around three years.
  • P.G (Dance) is offered as a two year program in various universities.

Moreover Kalakshetras all over the country offer many other degrees and courses to their students.

Approximate Education Expenses

The Total expense for doing Bachelors in Dance is as follows

B.A - Rs.25000/ per year - (3Years)
P.G - Rs.35000/ per year - (2 Years)

Bank loans and private loans can be easily arranged by directly contacting the banks through the colleges administrative.

Additional Skills

Being a dancer a very good Physique and Flexibility are two main criteria determining the career success for a professional. A dancer should also develop qualities like

  • versatility,
  • dedication,
  • expressive facial,
  • body language,
  • roles modeling ,
  • appearance,
  • stage experience,
  • creativity,
  • Stamina etc. 
Higher Education Options

After successful completion of the Bachelor degree, the options for higher education are plenty. A person with the above degree can opt for postgraduate in Dance.

C.Institutions that Offers this Education:

Almost all the universities and institutes involving Arts offer Bachelors degree in Dance and its related fields. Some of these institutes are:

In India
In Abroad
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, U.S.A.
  • Dance USA , Washington, DC
D.Job Opportunities and Job Roles

A person who has completed a course in Dance has opportunities in the following fields of industries.

  • Television
  • Private Dance Troops
  • Cinema Choreography
  • Dance Institutes etc.,

A Graduate in Dance can opt for various job openings like

  • Dance Trainer.
  • Performing artist.
  • A Member of a dance troop.
  • Choreographer
  • Supervisor
  • Instructor.
E.Approximate Salary Range

The initial salary for a dancer may be a little low compared to other fields involving technical aspects, but once on gaining experience and knowledge the salary can be hefty. The salary for a fresher can be from Rs.8, 000 to Rs.12, 000 for and increases with the persons experience and knowledge.

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