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Dancers & Choreographers

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

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.

Entry Requirements

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 could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £45,000 per annum and can progress up to £45,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 1,338 employed Dancers & Choreographers in the region.

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Coronavirus update

Southwark College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students, it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

Note

This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/