May 31, 2014

Dancing Jobs

Ballet. Boogie-woogie. Break Dancing. Tap. Disco. Swing. Salsa. Rumba. Belly. Charleston. Tango. Waltz. Line. Hip Hop. Pole. Two Step. Jazz. There are thousands of types of dance. Dancing has been around for over 9,000 years and it’s here to stay. Maybe you dance with your significant other by the firelight, do the waltz at a black tie dinner, break dance with your buddies, do ballet for fun or exercise, or just enjoy dancing to any old rhythm. Dance is a fantastic entertainment outlet. According to the BLS, there were 25,800 dancers and choreographers working in the dance industry in 2012. Of those dancers and choreographers, 30% work for performing arts companies and 57% work in private instruction. This employment niche is expected to grow 13% by 2022. Those are pretty good numbers for aspiring dancers. Want to learn more about dancing jobs? Try JobMonkey’s Dancing Industry Guide. What type of dancing job would you choose to pursue?

Most dancers get started in dance at an early age. You can attend school and earn both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in dance. The National Association of Schools of Dance is responsible for accrediting these dance programs. Dance is a very cool career with opportunities in all sorts of places. Once you’re established and skilled at your dance niche, you can find dancing jobs at performing arts companies, theaters, tv and movie production studios, casinos, theme parks, and private dance studios. The majority of dancing jobs belong to people who are passionate about dance. Are you ready to search for dancing jobs on the JobMonkey Job Board?

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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