Dance is to move your body rhythmically with music or following a set sequence of steps. One needs to have passion for dancing to choose dance as a career. There are various dance forms that one can get specialized into such as classical, contemporary, semi classical and many more.

Career Options

  • - Dance teacher - Professional dancer - Dance coach - Dance fitness instructor - Private studio ownership - Dance critic - Professional dancer - Choreographer - Dance educator - Dance therapist

Educational Qualifications

  • No minimum education required.

Personal Skills

  • - Dancing ability - Excellent communication skills - Patience - Dedication - Physical Fitness - Knowledge of dance notation - the written system for recording dance movement - Ability to control groups of pupils

Courses to be pursued

  • - Certificate courses in Dance - B.A. Dance Education - M.A. Dance Education

Top Colleges

  • The School of Classical Ballet and Western Dance Address: 41 Casa Grande Little Gibbs Road Malabar Hill Mumbai - 400 006 Phone: 02223676534 Website:
  • Delhi Dance Academy Address: E – 238/239 Lower Ground Floor Amar Colony Lajpat nagar Phone: 011 41012909 Website:

Working Conditions

- Long working hours for school teachers - Packed evening - Attending rehearsals - Attending performances and parents' evenings - Private teachers work for holidays as well - work at the weekend for dance events and performances - You'll work in classrooms, halls and dance studios. Facilities can be quite basic in some venues.

Top Companies

  • Shiamak Davar International India Private Limited Address: 1213 12th Floor New Delhi House Connaught Lane Connaught Place Barakhamba New Delhi Delhi 110001 Phone: 01123316900 Website:
  • Zenith Dance Studio Address: C-25 RDC Block 5 Sector 10 Raj Nagar Ghaziabad Uttar Pradesh 201001 Phone: 01204136379 Website:

Successful Persons

Syed Sallauddin Pasha

Syed Sallauddin Pasha is a very talented artist. He performs Bharatanatyam and Kathak, apart from that is also a Choreographer, Actor. In the year 2007 he was awarded by the National Award for the welfare of persons with disabilities by Pratibha Patil.

Shiamak Davar

Shiamak Davar is the most inspiring dance choreographer and is responsible for introducing dance styles like contemporary jazz and western forms of dance to India. He is a well-known dance choreogapher. He is also known as the master of contemporary dance in India. He has modernized the dancing styles in Indian Cinema.

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