There are a variety of other careers for those interested in dance beyond being an educator or performer. They include:
Choreographers are artists who create dances for dance companies, television, movies, videos, musicals and other stage production. Most choreographers have experience as a performer and/or educator and their choreography represents their preferences for a personal movement style, a specific culture or time period. Many dance programs at the college and universities offer courses in choreography, improvisation, and dance production.
Dance Administrators manage a dance company or a dance theater, work for an arts council, market dance products, and/or handle public relations. The BA degree with a minor in courses in business marketing and management courses as well as communication courses are helpful in developing skills as a dance administrator.
Dance/Movement Therapists use dance movement as a means to help people. e They work with a wide variety of individuals including people who are diagonised with physical, emotional or cognitive disabilities, and individuals who want to use dance to enhance their personal growth and wellness or to increase their social interaction with others. Dance Therapists are employed in schools, community centers, rehabilitation centers, psychiatric hospitals, in programs for seniors and in programs for persons with disabilities. A bachelor's degree in dance or a related field, and dance therapy certification is required for this career. Advanced degrees are also available for further study.
Dance Historians study and write about the history of dance and its importance to and functions in society. Historians conduct research, writes papers, articles and books about dance in different cultures and time periods. They also study prominent dancers and choreographers who are identified as the foundation of dance in many cultures along with courses in writing, research techniques, history, notation and anthropology.
Dance Critics/Writers have a strong background in writing and dance. This career involves attending performances, interviewing dancers and choreographers, researching dance history and then writing a critique, essay or article. They may write for dance publications such as journals, books or for newspapers, magazines, blogs, or other social media type of communication. Most critics/writers have studied dance or may be a former professional dancer or choreographer. Courses at a college or university would include composition, creative writing, history, and other related arts courses.
Other careers in dance can include costume designers, set designers, lighting designers, dance exercise specialists, people who study dance injuries and prevention, strength and conditioning coaches, computer technicians for choreography, videographers, marketing and graphic designers and dance musicians and sound coordinators.