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Dance Jobs Overview

The performing arts are huge contributors to the entertainment sector in the UK, and dance is a major player. Professional dancing is about interpreting music through movements that tell stories. Dance jobs can be in recorded performances or live audiences in music videos, TV, film or entertainment events. Some dance jobs demand that performers travel across different regions, especially if they are working for an entertainment franchise. Examples of fields that a dancer can work in include street dance, contemporary, African/Asian, modern stage and classical ballet.

Dance Jobs Education Requirements

A majority of dancers start training at very young ages. Employers typicality look for individuals who have honed their talents and specialised in at least one dance form. The UK has various institutions that provide dance lessons for aspiring dancers of all ages. A diploma or degree in musical theatre is an added advantage for an individual searching for jobs in dance such as dance teacher jobs. Some universities in the UK also have degree courses that can guarantee careers in professional dancing. Most employers will ask for an audition when applying for a dance job.

Dance Jobs Market

The entertainment industry in the UK is a vibrant one with musical theatres, dance companies and media firms providing a majority of the jobs in dance. The region has some of the most reputable dance companies in the world. Most of the positions for dancers are usually short-term with dancers working from project to project. The National Careers Service estimates that by 2020, the sector will employ over 600,000 workers. Professional dancers in the UK can also work in theatre jobs as directors.

Dance Jobs Salary Information

Remuneration for dance jobs depends on the amount of work with most dancers working under contract. The recommendation of the Independent Theatre Council is that a dancer should get £447 per week. A dance job may also come with costs for commuting and relocation. The salary for a dance teacher is between £22,466 and £33,159 in state schools. Freelancers who offer private dance lessons have varying earnings that depend on the number of students and types of lessons.

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