Career Details

Dance Instructor


Career Overview

Susan, the dance instructor featured in the video, teaches children various types of dance including ballet, dance, tap, and modern dance. She also owns her own studio.


There is no set educational requirement to obtain many of these positions, but this may depend on the setting. A degree in dance or a related field may be very helpful and at times necessary to obtain one of these positions.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$20,000 /yr
$40,000 /yr
$78,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Dance
  • Business
  • Communication
Future Outlook

Because of the limited number of these positions, there will likely be a lot of competition for these jobs. There may be more opportunity for part-time work.

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Work Environment

Dance instructors typically work for dance studios and in schools. There may be more part-time than full-time opportunities in this line of work.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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