Careers in Dance
Congratulations! You’re interested in a career in dance – great choice! Read on to explore and discover the wide range of job options available and the variety of routes to getting there.
Dance encompasses many different forms and styles, and dance careers can exist in a whole variety of settings, from theatres, studios, arts centres and dance schools to hospitals, youth centres, streets and offices.
A career in dance, particularly as a performer, is by no means an easy option. It takes talent plus dedication, motivation, hard work, perseverance, passion (and often also a degree of luck along the way!). However, if like many others, this is your true vocation, then a career in the dance world can be immensely rewarding, long lasting and be of huge benefit to others in the wider community and society.
Information is divided into sections – so you can see what dance activities or training you could be undertaking at a certain age or stage in your dance career. We’ve found that there’s a lot of excellent information and advice out there too, so we’ll be giving you loads of links to other organisations and websites which will give more detailed information to help you on your way.