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Dancers and choreographers

£19,240 Average salary at age 20
£39,520 Average Salary
29 Average hours per week


Dancers and choreographers devise, direct, rehearse and perform classical and contemporary dance routines.

Main Tasks

  • Builds and maintains stamina, physical strength, agility and general health through fitness exercises and healthy eating;
  • Attends rehearsals to develop and practice dance routines for performance;
  • Participates in dance performance;
  • Demonstrates and directs dance moves, monitors and analyses technique and performance, and determines how improvements can be made.


There are no formal academic requirements, although some dance schools may require candidates to have passed relevant dance Graded Examinations. Entry to courses is often via audition. Medical and physical assessments are required. Performers’ courses typically last three years and lead to a diploma or certificate awarded by the school. Some degree courses are also available.

What Dancers and choreographers studied in higher education

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What Dancers and choreographers studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(G1) Mathematics1
(C8) Psychology1
(W3) Music4
(Q3) English studies1
(W4) Drama7
(X3) Academic studies in education2
(X1) Training teachers3
(C6) Sport & exercise science1
(V1) History by period1
(W5) Dance75

UK Prospects

9300 Workforce Size
0.92% Predicted growth 2022 - 2027
3710 Predicted Replacement 2022 - 2027

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