What is a Dancer?

Dancer Job Description

Dancers perform dance routines alone or as part of a group for live audiences or recorded productions. They use their bodies to express ideas, moods, music and drama.



Typical Job Duties

• Train vigorously year round to maintain peak physical fitness

• Maintain thorough understanding of proper nutritional needs

• Maintain current knowledge of new training methods

• Liaise with choreographers, directors and dance instructors

• Practice general dance movements as well as those that are specific to a production

• Attend production and performance auditions

• May work independently, with an agent or for a production company



Scholarships for Becoming a Dancer

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Dancer. 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 Dancer: Applicable Majors

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


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