Make it in Dance

The Creative Industries is a growing, vibrant sector. There is a wide range of jobs for people who have trained in or studied Dance.

Working Futures 2010-2020 predicts a growth in employment opportunities for dancers and choreographers over the next six years.


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Employment Prediction*

Change 2014-2020:  +1,959 (12.33%)

*Working Futures 2010-2020


Average Earnings

Dancers and choreographers can earn an average weekly wage of £650 - £950*.


*Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) 201


Jobs in this area range from dancer, choreographer, musical theatre performer, dance critic, dance therapist and company manager to arts manager, business entrepreneur and teacher.

Here are some skills you will be able to develop:

  • You will have advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • If you study dance at Level 3, you can gain UCAS points that will gain you entry to a wide range of university places or top Performing Arts training centres
  • If you study HNC/HND Dance you will gain a recognised qualificaiton that will launch you into industry or into the second or third year of a degree programme
  • You will have highly developed physical skills and abilities
  • You will be a highly motivated independent learner
  • You will be a flexible, resourceful company member with highly tuned interpersonal skills
  • You will have a strong work ethic
  • You will be an entrepreneur with strong business knowledge and skills
  • You will be trained in a profession that can gain you employment around the world
  • You will understand deadlines and respect them
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