What is a Dance Critic?

Dance Critic Job Description

Dance critics are responsible for attending live dance performances and publishing or broadcasting reviews of those dance performances.



Typical Job Duties

• Attend live dance performances

• Summarize dance performances

• Critique the quality of the performance, based on judgment, experience and knowledge

• Conduct interviews with performers, choreographers, directors, theatre managers, patrons and other relevant individuals

• Provide insights and background concerning the performance

• Maintain current industry knowledge

• Build industry contacts and maintain contact with them



Scholarships for Becoming a Dance Critic  

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Dance Critic. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Dance Scholarships page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Becoming a Dance Critic: Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Dance Critic. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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