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A major in Dance offers a versatile but quality experience to serve as the foundation of a career in Dance as a dance educator. This group of courses prepares students with a dance degree for advanced studies in contemporary Dance and to work in artistic dance performance and teaching.
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Dance instructors teach dance styles to students in private lessons, group lessons, school, or dance companies.
Choreographers create and teach original dances for theaters, dance companies, and movie studios.
As a dance director, you will oversee the production of stage and film dance performances. You might also hire dancers and choreographers, run rehearsals, and make decisions about the show's creative elements.
In this career, you will perform various dance styles, usually in companies in front of a live audience, on TV, in music videos, or in stage productions.
Dance therapists use movement to help clients improve health, reduce stress, boost self-esteem, and overcome physical disabilities.
Getting Started in This Degree
If you are interested in Dance with an emphasis in Choreography & Performance, start with one of the following major-specific courses:
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