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Working As A Dance Instructor/Choreographer

  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • $62,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Dance Instructor/Choreographer does

  • Experience in large groups, small groups, duets, and solos.
  • Founded the Zumba Fitness program and maintained the program for 3 years.
  • Age groups run from 1st grade to adult.
  • Worked for the NYCDOE: 9/2001 - 6/2007, 2/ 20013-3/2013 & 8/2014-3/2015.
  • Create and implement lesson plans daily.
  • Instruct dancers from ages 5 and up.
  • Manage large and private lessons.
  • Specialize in ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary and jazz dance.
  • Coached children with special needs Planned daily lessons Collaborated with families and staff Choreographed routines and trained individuals
  • Front Desk, inputting student and payment information.
  • Record and maintain attendance records.
  • Teach technique classes of all levels.
  • Choreographed Jazz, Pom, and competition hip hop routines.
  • Start up and manage social media; Facebook, Instagram.
  • Conducted group lessons in Salsa.
  • Promote sportsmanship and importance of physical fitness.
  • Experienced in all technical aspects of dance from ballet to hip hop/pop.
  • Choreograph routines for Sweet 15 & 16, weddings and as well as my dance group.
  • Designed dance performances for varying age levels and skill levels !
  • Used customer service skills when presenting plans to parents of students.

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Average Length of Employment
Karate Instructor 3.6 years
Head Instructor 3.4 years
Riding Instructor 3.1 years
Dance Teacher 2.9 years
Dance Instructor 2.9 years
Instructor 2.8 years
Golf Instructor 2.6 years
Choreographer 2.4 years
Top Careers Before Dance Instructor/Choreographer
Dancer 9.9%
Internship 6.4%
Cashier 5.2%
Server 4.6%
Instructor 4.3%
Volunteer 4.1%
Teacher 2.7%
Hostess 2.1%
Assistant 2.1%
Waitress 2.0%
Top Careers After Dance Instructor/Choreographer
Dancer 7.6%
Server 6.4%
Instructor 5.4%
Cashier 5.1%
Internship 4.8%
Volunteer 4.0%
Teacher 3.6%
Assistant 2.5%
Director 2.5%

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Average Yearly Salary
$62,000
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$30,000
Min 10%
$62,000
Median 50%
$62,000
Median 50%
$62,000
Median 50%
$62,000
Median 50%
$62,000
Median 50%
$62,000
Median 50%
$62,000
Median 50%
$126,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
University of North Carolina
Highest Paying City
Cupertino, CA
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
Avg Experience Level
3.7 years
How much does a Dance Instructor/Choreographer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Dance Instructor/Choreographer in the United States is $62,738 per year or $30 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $30,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $126,000.

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Top Skills for A Dance Instructor/Choreographer

  1. Dance Classes
  2. Choreograph Routines
  3. Dance Performances
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Cultivated positive relationships with participants by interacting during group fitness and dance classes.
  • Choreograph routines for competitions and recitals.
  • Choreographed and directed dance performances.
  • Choreograph hip-hop dance pieces and represent ASA in the annual Culture Night, Dancers' Symposium and Dance Marathon
  • Choreograph competitive routines that will be performed in regional/National Dance competitions.

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  8. District of Columbia
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Dance Instructor/Choreographer Demographics

Gender

Female

65.4%

Male

19.1%

Unknown

15.5%
Ethnicity

White

61.0%

Hispanic or Latino

16.6%

Black or African American

11.4%

Asian

7.6%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

54.1%

French

14.9%

Russian

5.5%

Portuguese

4.7%

Italian

3.5%

Chinese

2.4%

German

2.4%

Hindi

2.0%

Tagalog

1.6%

Mandarin

1.2%

Korean

1.2%

Japanese

1.2%

Polish

1.2%

Swedish

0.8%

Vietnamese

0.8%

Armenian

0.8%

Hawaiian

0.8%

Icelandic

0.4%

Telugu

0.4%

Romanian

0.4%
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Dance Instructor/Choreographer Education

Schools

New York University

9.9%

University of the Arts

6.6%

Arizona State University

6.3%

Columbia College Chicago

6.3%

The Academy

6.3%

University of Alabama

4.8%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

4.8%

University of California - Irvine

4.8%

Texas A&M University

4.8%

Florida State University

4.8%

Point Park University

4.8%

University of Central Florida

4.4%

University of Phoenix

4.4%

Hofstra University

4.4%

Texas State University

4.0%

University of Maryland - College Park

4.0%

Temple University

3.7%

University of California - Los Angeles

3.7%

Ohio State University

3.7%

Eastern Michigan University

3.7%
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Majors

Dance

27.9%

Business

9.6%

Psychology

8.9%

Communication

6.5%

Theatre

4.2%

Fine Arts

4.1%

Kinesiology

4.0%

General Education, Specific Areas

4.0%

Nursing

3.4%

Elementary Education

3.3%

Education

2.8%

Liberal Arts

2.7%

Biology

2.7%

Marketing

2.7%

English

2.5%

Graphic Design

2.5%

Visual And Performing Arts

2.1%

Criminal Justice

2.1%

Music

2.0%

Public Relations

2.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

52.3%

Other

24.7%

Masters

10.0%

Associate

7.5%

Certificate

2.9%

Doctorate

1.2%

Diploma

0.9%

License

0.6%
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