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Dance : Job Prospects & Career Options

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Dancers can find employment in 

 •  Kala Kendras
 •  Academies
 •  TV channels
 •  Dance troupes 
 •  There are also many opportunities for self-employment in the form of holding private classes or starting an institution.

Career options

Career options available in this areas are that of a performer, teacher and choreographer. 

Teaching: To be in this field one needs an aptitude to teach, initiative and patience. They must also have thorough knowledge of practical and theoretical aspects of dance. They should have a perfect sense of rhythm, and some proficiency in music. 

Dancers who take up teaching as a profession can find opportunities in schools, colleges, universities, dance institutes and even open schools of their own. 

Choreography: The choreographer designs and composes dance sequences and co-ordinates the stage settings, music, costumes and supervises rehearsals. Choreographer must have creative or imaginative powers and an ability to interpret music and compose dance routines for solo as well as group performances. They must be able to work along with a team. Prospects in this field are expanding with more and more stage and TV shows.

Choreographers can find employment in troupes performing stage shows, TV shows and in films.  

Performing: To be a performing artist one must have attractive appearance, facial expression, an ability to interpret roles and stage presence. Performers have to spare time everyday for practicing. They must also have to keep in touch with the interest of the general public. They must travel a lot and give performances to be popular. Besides professional training; dedication, talent and the right contacts can only help a performer to become well established.

Performing artists can form their own troupes or even work with other troupes. They also have the option of starting schools and devote time for teaching.

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