Dancer

Occupation Information table
Overview: Perform dances. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for video recording.
Duties: Train, exercise, and attend dance classes to maintain high levels of technical proficiency, physical ability, and physical fitness. Study and practice dance moves required in roles. Harmonize body movements to rhythm of musical accompaniment. Perform classical, modern, or acrobatic dances in productions, expressing stories, rhythm, and sound with their bodies. Collaborate with choreographers in order to refine or modify dance steps. Coordinate dancing with that of partners or dance ensembles. Attend costume fittings, photography sessions, and makeup calls associated with dance performances. Audition for dance roles or for membership in dance companies. Develop self-understanding of physical capabilities and limitations, and choose dance styles accordingly. Monitor the field of dance to remain aware of current trends and innovations.
Degree(s): A.S. Music 
A.S. Dance 
A.S. Theatre: Concentrations in Acting or Technical Theatre 
Job Outlook: Employment in this field is projected to grow 5% to 8% percent from 2018 to 2028, which matches the average growth rate for all occupations.
Education Level: The typical training required for this career is generally a High School Degree or GED Certificate.
Recommended Skills:
  • Painting, drawing, crafting, sculpting and creative designing.
  • Dance, drama, music, that is, things that are performed in front of an audience.
Recommended Values:
  • Create new ideas, programs, things, or anything else not previously developed by another person.
  • Being able to express creative ideas through the arts.
 

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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.