How much does a dance teacher make per hour

Dance Teacher Salary (October 2022) - Zippia

Updated August 22, 2022


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$23.03 hourly

Entry level Salary




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How much does a Dance Teacher make?

Dance teachers make $47,909 per year on average, or $23.03 per hour, in the United States. Dance teachers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $32,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $71,000.

Location impacts how much a dance teacher can expect to make. Dance teachers make the most in New York, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Highest Paying State

New York

Highest Paying City

New York, NY

Highest Paying Company

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy

What Am I Worth?

Highest Paying State

New York

Highest Paying City

New York, NY

Highest Paying Company

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy

What Am I Worth?

Highest Paying States For Dance Teachers

The darker areas on the map show where dance teachers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Salary:

Dance Teacher average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1New Jersey$61,894$29.76966
2New York$70,698$33.99889
4South Carolina$51,311$24.67373
5New Hampshire$52,205$25.10167
10Michigan$49,351$23. 73626
16West Virginia$52,289$25.1422
21South Dakota$48,290$23.2217
23Kansas$45,636$21. 94233
29North Dakota$46,095$22.1620
33Rhode Island$46,007$22.1253
34New Mexico$42,140$20.26209
36Pennsylvania$41,893$20. 14903
41District of Columbia$44,732$21.51112
42North Carolina$41,205$19.81788
49Mississippi$39,003$18. 7595

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Highest Paying Cities For Dance Teachers

Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1New York, NY$70,827$34.05
2Newark, NJ$61,963$29.79
3Newton, MA$54,984$26.43
4Stamford, CT$53,700$25.82
5Baltimore, MD$52,807$25.39
6Las Vegas, NV$51,904$24.95
7Goose Creek, SC$51,269$24.65
8Detroit, MI$49,532$23.81
9Berkeley, CA$49,001$23.56
10Saint Petersburg, FL$46,561$22.39
11Yuma, AZ$46,323$22.27
12Newport, RI$46,220$22.22
13Washington, DC$44,747$21.51
14Chicago, IL$43,622$20. 97
15Atlanta, GA$43,201$20.77

Dance Teacher Salary Details

Average Dance Teacher Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Dance Teacher's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$71,000$5,917$34
75th Percentile$59,000$4,917$28
25th Percentile$38,000$3,167$18
10th Percentile$32,000$2,667$15

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Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
First Aid Instructor$44,903$3,742$21. 5950,978
Field Instructor$52,928$4,411$25.4569,156
Martial Arts Instructor$34,287$2,857$16.4824,925
Driving Instructor$51,752$4,313$24.8828,948
Guitar Instructor$46,506$3,875$22.3624,514
Piano Instructor$53,474$4,456$25.7124,512

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  4. MADE Jobs (4)
  5. California Center for the Arts, Escondido Jobs (4)

Which Companies Pay Dance Teachers The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and Success Academy Charter Schools are the highest paying companies for dance teachers.

How Much Do Dance Teachers Make In Different Industries?

Dance teacher salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the hospitality, education, and media industries tend to offer much higher salaries for dance teachers. For example, dance teachers make a whopping average salary of $51,036 while working in the hospitality industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $50,744 in the education industry and $48,688 in the media industry.

Dance teachers may want to avoid working in the health care industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $37,314.

Highest Paying Industries For Dance Teachers

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
4Health Care$37,314$17. 94

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Dance Teacher Salaries FAQs

What state pays Dance Teachers the most?

New York pays Dance Teachers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $70,698 per year, or $33.99 per hour.

How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Dance Teacher?

You know if you are being paid fairly as a Dance Teacher if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in New Jersey you should be paid close to $61,894 per year.

What type of Dance Teacher gets paid the most?

Voice Teacher gets paid the most. Voice Teacher made a median salary of $56,670. The best-paid 10 percent make $69,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $45,000.

Have more questions? See all answers to common education, training, and library questions.

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Updated August 22, 2022

How Much Should You Charge For Dance Teacher Jobs?

In order to fly, you have to be free

— Li Cunxin (Mao's Last Dancer) —

Who doesn't want a job where they get paid a salary for working and doing something they love every day? Admit it—you have a passion for dance and it's your dream to work as a dance instructor and maybe, one day, start your own academy.

What are you waiting for? Superprof can help you achieve your goals.

When people start to search for dance jobs, their foremost question is usually: What price will students be willing to pay for my classes?

How much is too much—or too little?

To save you the hassle, we've put together a guide on how much you can expect to be paid per hour in a teaching role, depending on different factors.

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As a teacher, the amount clients will pay for your private lessons will be largely determined by your location and your competitors.

Cost of living and competition will affect how much people are able to pay you as a dancing instructor | Source: Visual Hunt

The approximate hourly rate dance teachers charge is dependent on two factors when you consider location:

  • the average take-home salary of potential clients in your region
  • the number of other teachers who offer the same style of dance instruction as you

If you teach in a low-income area, your rates will likely be lower. However, if you are one of the only nearby instructors for your style, you can command a little more than average.

What are your options when you're looking for somewhere to work as a dance teacher?

Local economy dictates the rates you can charge (and still expect to get dance teacher jobs), for example, if you're advertising in the centre of Sydney, you can safely ask for higher fees than if your lessons are held in the outer suburbs.

Likewise, if you offer hip hop lessons in your area, along with twenty other professional teachers or studio classes, you'll need to lower your rates to stay competitive.

So, what are the average prices for an hour-long tutorial in some of Australia's larger cities?

  • Melbourne: $30 per hour
  • Sydney: $32 per hour
  • Brisbane: $25 per hour
  • Perth $39 per hour
  • Wollongong: $33 per hour
  • Adelaide: $17 per hour
  • Townsville: $37 per hour

The average rate across Australia that private tutors can expect to be paid for dance jobs is $24 an hour, however, you can see that it varies greatly between states.

Using the Superprof platform, you can check the rates other tutors are working for, particularly those who might be teaching near you. Also, spend some time looking at how many tutors offer the same dance style as you.

Armed with this information, work out what you can offer in your classes that will make students want to start learning with you. Then, when you set up your profile or create your fliers, make sure you emphasise your skills and your 'value-added' when it comes to your lessons.

Once you've decided, double-check that your rates cover your costs. You don't want to pay more for the rent on your studio than you earn from your classes.

Area of Expertise

What is your dance specialty? Do you have training and experience with choreography? Are you keen to start teaching jazz ballet, African dancing, classical ballet, salsa or good old rock and roll?

Your area of expertise will need to be considered when you are working out your rates. Factors including technical difficulty of the style (e.g. classical ballet), competition from other tutors and whether you're working with beginners or advanced level students will all have an impact on the fees you set.

One top tip: find out what dance styles are being taught at your nearby dance school or academy—if they are not offering what you are planning to teach, you can safely raise your fees.

Whatever you charge, however, you need to ensure you always prepare your lessons professionally and ahead of time.

To get you started on your search, we've listed a handful of average rates charged by Superprof dance tutors:

  • Tango: $52 per hour
  • Salsa: $39 per hour
  • Choreography: $29 per hour
  • Waltz: $49 per hour
  • Ballet: $40 per hour
  • Breakdancing: $30 per hour
  • Zumba: $23 per hour

Remember to think about what you can do to make your classes stand out. Students are always looking for an instructor with a difference—someone they feel they are getting more than just the basic education or training from. Think about cultural links, theatre or drama aspects or performing techniques.

The more unique your teaching style seems, the more people will be happy to pay.

Promote yourself. Emphasise your expertise in your advertising and on your profile with Superprof.

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Lesson Type

What Level?

Another factor that will determine your hourly rate is the level (beginner, intermediate, advanced, children, adults) of your lessons. Related to this is the purpose of the session (training, recreation, fitness).

Clients who are in training to audition for an elite ballet school will need more of your attention and expect to pay a much higher rate than those who are only looking at dance as a form of fitness or leisure activity.

Dance jobs and tutoring can be a lucrative source of income if you choose the right niche | Source: tazzanderson

Dance schools and private teachers generally divide their lessons into three experience levels:

  1. Beginning
  2. Intermediate
  3. Advanced

There is no predetermined amount of time or experience a student needs to move into the next level. In fact, it is ultimately up to the individual teacher (or to a lesser extent, the school) to determine the level and the rate. Consider the preparation time needed to meet the student's goals and the amount of time it will take to get them there when you are determining how much you will charge.

It is not uncommon for dance teachers to be asked for specific services. If these requirements take extra time to plan, you should apply increased rates to reflect this. Such events may include:

  • bride and groom's first dance
  • school formal preparation for primary and secondary schools
  • choreography for a special event
  • secondary school performing arts showcase
  • longterm training for students who intend to apply for a dance academy or performing arts school
  • mentoring students who intend to apply for dance teacher jobs
  • team teaching with drama teachers to stage a secondary (or primary) school musical
  • focus on specific dance movements, styles or techniques

Any teacher or tutor who does not charge appropriately for the hours they devote to preparation and teaching time tend to lose credibility—always charge what you know you're worth!

What Resources?

Certain dance styles require specific resources, such as clothing or props, particularly when it comes to performing but also for general practice.

Make sure you adjust your rates accordingly if you choose to supply your students with necessary resources and equipment, including:

  • clothing items (tights, happi coats, etc.)
  • footwear (tap or ballet shoes, zori etc.)
  • props (scarves, fans etc.)
  • music and audio equipment (including microphones if needed)

Which Location?

Dance classes take place in various locations, all of which carry associated costs and need to be incorporated into your rates.

  • Your home: electricity, cleaning
  • Student's home: transport
  • Studio, classroom, community hall: rent costs

Your Teacher Profile

Your Teaching and Dancing Experience

Many prospective students will ask about your experience before they enquire about your qualifications.

A dance instructor experienced in performing and teaching will be highly sought after | Source: Unsplash - Ilja Tulit

While qualifications are important if you apply for a high-level job in a performing arts academy, individual students are more interested in whether or not you're experienced when it comes to dancing and teaching.

An experienced, but unqualified tutor or teacher is often valued over a highly qualified, yet inexperienced teacher.

Which category best describes you?

  1. A passionate self-taught dancer with no formal dance education
  2. Skillful student, currently enrolled in a university-level dance course or at a performing arts school
  3. Fully qualified teacher with experience at a professional dance school or similar

Each type of tutor has the experience for dance teacher jobs, however, their rates may look very different.

Your Dancing and Teaching Qualifications

With or without experience, some students or schools may say they need you to have a qualification in dance and/or dance education.

While formal qualifications are not necessary for private tutors, having certification will justify you charging a higher hourly rate.

If you do decide to pursue formal dance education, you will need to decide what course of study to undertake. These range in length (and price):

  • short courses (4 to 8 weeks)
  • certificate course (approximately a year)
  • diploma (1 to 2 years)
  • bachelor degree (4 years)
  • masters degree (2 years post-graduate)

For tutors whose goal is to open their own studio or academy, a formal qualification would certainly be an advantage, along with some work in business studies and management.

Student Testimonials

A great reference or testimonial from a past student is worth its weight in gold! The more the better.

On the Superprof platform, tutors with the best student ratings will be listed first, meaning they catch the attention of prospective new students. To receive a good rating, your lessons need to be organised and good value, but you also need to have a friendly and engaging approach.

Positive reviews mean you can charge higher fees.

With a combination of great reviews and the right rates, you will grow your student base even in the most obscure of disciplines, such as:

  • Kpop
  • Kathak
  • Chinese dance
  • Bharatanatyam
  • Acrobatic dance
  • Reggaetón
  • Bachata
  • Kizomba
  • Street jazz

Discounts for Group or Block Dance Jobs

Potential clients want to know they are getting value for money.

Offer a discount for group sessions, or packages of five to ten lessons | Source: Unsplash - Pavan Gupta

Providing the option of '5 classes for the price of 4' or other similar package-style discounts will make your regular students feel valued, and attract new clients. Private dance lessons on a weekly basis can add up—offering discounts and incentives sends the message that you care about your students.

Other ways you can promote your 'value-added' benefits on Superprof include:

  • giving your first session for free, with no obligation
  • online lessons at a cheaper rate
  • lower per-person rates for group lessons, or at less popular times
  • discounts for longer sessions
  • negotiated (or one-off) rates for specific events (such as an intensive lesson prior to an audition)
  • 'mate rates' — discounts for family and friends
  • discounts for referrals

Remember, if your clients feel they are getting value for money, they'll recommend you to their friends. Word of mouth is powerful advertising.

Using these tips and hints, you should now feel confident to work out your hourly rates as a dance teacher.

Do you want to know more about teaching ballet?

Jobs in Poland as a dancer - the best vacancies in 2022.

Which Polish bank can open an account for foreigners?

We have compiled a small rating of Polish banks that offer foreigners the opportunity to open an account.
1. ING Bank Sląski
This organization is considered one of the most reliable in Poland - it has been operating since 1981. Allows foreigners to contribute and does not provide for payment by account, but the transfer of funds will cost PLN 40.
2. Bank Millennium
One of the most presentable banks. Foreign clients can be consulted in Russian and Ukrainian. An advantageous offer for our compatriots is the Konto 360 ° program.
3. Bank Pekao
The beginning of the bank's work dates back to 1929, there were 1000 branches in Poland. The institution is reliable, offers flexible deposit programs for foreigners. The most popular is Eurokonto Mobilne.
4. PKO Bank Polski
A state-owned bank with many representative offices in the voivodships, a developed banking infrastructure and a loyal attitude towards foreign depositors. Ukrainian recommend considering the contribution of PKO Konto za Zero.
5. Alior bank
Another reliable Polish bank offering 0 zł payment. There is no commission for withdrawing funds from ATMs in Ukraine, and the cost of transfers is about 30 PLN. All this is offered by Konto Internetowe.

How to send a money transfer to Ukraine with a minimum commission?

Ways to transfer money between Poland and Ukraine - only part of the variety of options available. According to the NBU, in 2018, Ukrainians transferred $365,000,000 to their homeland from Poland. And there are enough people who want to bite off their commission piece from this “pie”.
In terms of convenience, it is worth noting systems that allow you to transfer money online, using Polish and crediting to a Ukrainian bank card. TransferGo allows you to make free transfers, but sacrifice time. Paysend, on the contrary, for a fixed fee - instant transfers. Both systems offer goodies in the form of referral programs. In turn, TransferWise relies on multicurrency and is more suitable for freelancers whose counterparties are located in different countries of the world.
Interesting payment cards that many do not know about
Giants Western Union and MoneyGram continue to bet on offline customers who prefer to deal with cash. This is where speed comes into play. You can receive money at a bank branch of another country in a few minutes after sending. But it can be expensive and not always convenient - you need to go to the department, and they do not work around the clock. If you need to make an instant transfer from online to offline - WU is an excellent choice.
SWIFT transfers are focused on fairly large amounts of money, when security is first of all important - the cost and speed of the transfer here go by the wayside. Monobank, which uses the European SEPA, is an interesting, innovative, but, probably, still not a mass method.
“Handicraft” transfers stand apart, such as “I am familiar with the PrivatBank card” or simply sending money through bus drivers (this is also practiced). Here everything is on trust and at your own peril and risk.

How to call a taxi in Poland and how much does it cost?

Prices for Polish taxi services. The fare in Poland by taxi depends on many factors, including daytime or nighttime trips within the city, in districts or to a neighboring settlement, whether the passenger has luggage, and the like. There is a kind of division into three tariffs: the first, the cheapest tariff - travel around the city; the second, more expensive, turns on when leaving the city; third, the most expensive, a journey from one Polish city to another. The cost of the first tariff starts from 2 zlotys per kilometer (for corporations that have set the lowest price). There are companies that already offer more expensive services here. When leaving the city, the so-called second tariff begins to operate, the price of the trip increases by 50%. This rate also applies to weekends and days that are considered public or religious holidays. If you need to go to a neighboring city or commune, then the cost increases by another 50% (or twice the original rate). This is the third tariff, which is called "return", that is, the passenger actually pays for the return of an empty car to his hometown.
Taxi call. Another great innovation is that in Poland there is a single number for calling a taxi, which is very easy to remember - 919. In addition, you can use landline phones of various services. For example, the following companies operate in Warsaw: Express Taxi - telephone 196 63; Gold Taxi - phone 196 88; Super Taxi - phone 196 22; City Warsaw - telephone 194 59 You can also call a taxi in the Polish capital from a mobile phone, and some companies specifically indicate very simple cell numbers: 22 866 66 66 (Prestige Taxi), 22677 77 77 (Merc Taxi).

How to find an inexpensive hostel for workers or tourists?

There are a lot of hostel booking services in Poland. Especially for you, we tested one of them - Other services are similar and differ slightly, but we can only recommend what we have tested ourselves.
Be careful when booking online - use only proven services. Otherwise, there is a threat to pay scammers and be left without ordered services.
Using the services of the portal is quite simple - you just need to fill in all the fields of the request form and get the result. Let's present a brief instruction on how to book a place in a hostel:
On the main page, select the address of the hostel. To do this, enter the city in the "Place" field, and then a complete list of available places to stay will be provided. You need to choose a specific address or stop at all offers in the city.
Specify the length of stay - the date of arrival and, accordingly, departure from the hostel.
The next item is "Are you traveling for work?", where you must select "yes" or "no".
Select the number of people - children and adults separately.
Click the "Check Prices" button.
A full list of possible offers will be provided where you can book a room in the hostel. Please note that a menu with a large list of additional conditions "Select by criteria" will appear on the left - this will help narrow down the list of offers in accordance with specific requests. First of all, it is necessary to put a “tick” in the “Hostels” column.
In the top menu next to the choice of language, there is an item "Select currency" - it can be set in any monetary unit or set to "Hotel currency".
Clicking on a specific hostel offer will open a page with detailed information. A little lower will be listed free rooms and their cost.
Choose the right one. To do this, in the line of the table with its description, in the column "Select a room", indicate the number of the room (from the list of proposed ones).
After entering the number in the right column, the "I'm booking" button will appear, which should be clicked.
Next, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire of a potential tenant. The question is standard, but it should be remembered that the full name data must be filled in in Latin, in accordance with the spelling in the passport.
Press the appropriate button and complete the booking.
For greater convenience, it is better to register on the website by linking a payment card to your profile. In this case, all payments will be made automatically, and it will be easier to rent a hostel in Poland.

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Over the past few years, Poland has seen great economic growth, the development of industry, tourism and an increase in living standards. Territorial neighborhood, attractive wages, simplified employment conditions, the opportunity to receive a Polish pension - these are not all the advantages that this country offers to foreign workers. Work in Poland as a dance teacher for Ukrainians will help you realize yourself, achieve success.

Features of the work of dancers

This vacancy is not as common as a builder or electrician. The employer offers permanent or temporary employment for the summer season. It depends on who hires the worker and for what purpose.

Work in Poland as a dancer for a long period can be obtained by:

  • teachers in professional dance theatres;
  • choreographers;
  • dance teachers in schools, ballet clubs, cultural and educational institutions in Poland.

Some companies offer Ukrainians training and the opportunity to obtain a European bachelor's degree.

Various entertainment establishments offer temporary employment: clubs, hotel complexes, large holiday homes. They offer jobs for dancers who need to take part in performances, theatrical productions for guests. This position involves an irregular schedule and a large number of evening and night shifts.

You should be careful when applying for a job and thoroughly familiarize yourself with the terms of the employment contract. Polish law provides for heavy fines for both parties upon discovery of an unofficial immigrant. Of course, the employer will have to pay significantly more than his staff. However, the latter is also threatened by deportation and a ban on entry into the Schengen countries for a certain period.

Salary and working conditions

Work in Poland as a choreographer includes many diverse duties:

  1. Search, selection and training of group members. After the formation of the core staff, it is also necessary to develop the preparation and structure of the educational process.

  2. Implementation of the theatre's work plan. Formation of the program, creation of productions that correspond to the desired scenario.
  3. Conducting rehearsals. The leader adheres to the training schedule, arranges general runs of the performance.
  4. Preparing costumes. The choreographer must also consider what accessories may be needed. He sees the full picture of the dance and thinks through the color, style and quality of stage clothing.

Work may also include the need for constant tours around the country, performances in different cities. For some, this is a desirable goal, where a thirst for change, a love of travel is realized. For a worker who came to Poland with his family or with a child, such a regime of life and work may become impossible.

Quite often they look for teachers of children's clubs. In this case, a stable schedule and place of work are guaranteed. However, it is necessary to be able to handle children and have relevant experience.

Salary depends entirely on the type of position and acting duties. A teacher in a children's or youth studio earns less than a choreographer. Profit depends on the number of students and the intensity of classes.



Salary in UAH


Dance teacher



Teaching experience

Children's club teacher



Experience working with children (especially preschool children)




Need to develop a training program

The salary for working in Poland as a dancer for Ukrainians in entertainment establishments can be several times higher, but you should be careful about such offers and check the reliability of the employer.



Salary in UAH


Nightclub dancer



Work experience from 1 year, night schedule

Dancer in the club


Up to 70000

Work experience from 1 year, night schedule, training opportunity

Art club dancer



Knowledge of English, age 18 to 35, night schedule

Requirements for workers

Club leaders who are looking for dancers, first of all pay attention to the appearance, age and physical abilities of the candidate. Preference is given to young girls from 18 to 35 years old. Work experience is not always needed. Proficiency in English at an intermediate level and above is highly valued.

A choreographer is expected to have such qualities as:

  • administrative experience;
  • the ability to search for participants, conduct interviews, assess the level of training;
  • creativity;
  • ability to work in a team;
  • organizational skills.

In addition to specialized knowledge and experience, each employer pays attention to the personal qualities of the candidate. The ability to find a common language, communication skills, friendly character will be additional advantages of each worker. Knowing a foreign language will also help you stand out from other candidates.

Living conditions

The most popular places of employment are large cities of the country: Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, Gdansk. The employer in most cases provides accommodation for foreign workers. It can be a room for 3-4 people, or a place in a hostel.

Profession dance teacher in Poland for Ukrainians can be a good start or realization of creative plans for an experienced choreographer.

You can search for the desired position in different ways:

  1. Recommendations from friends. This option is well suited for finding seasonal jobs, but does not provide any guarantees.
  2. Self-search on relevant employment sites. It is costly in terms of time. Here you will need: intuition, perseverance, knowledge of the Polish language and the basics of Polish labor legislation.
  3. Contact the agency. This is the most expensive option, but the chances of finding a good job are much higher.

In any case, before signing an employment contract, you should get acquainted with the employer, check the institution that employs.

Immigrate to Canada as a Dancer - Complete Guide

You can change your residence status and immigrate to Canada as a dancer. In addition to working as a dancer in Canada, you can become a dance teacher, allowing you to train dancers who want to start a dance career.

Undoubtedly, dancing is quite a profitable job in Canada. Thus, dancers earn an average of CAD 15 to 45 per hour, and dance teachers earn up to CAD 50 per hour while working in Canada.

In addition, dancers can find work in countless establishments throughout Canada's provinces and territories.

You can also choose to specialize in jazz, ballet, folk, ballroom or modern dance.

In addition, working as a dancer or dance teacher in Canada puts you one step ahead in obtaining citizenship.

For this reason, this article has been prepared to focus on a few areas in which it would be beneficial for you to immigrate to Canada as a dancer or dance teacher.

These include the NOC code, paths, steps, job requirements, and immigrating to Canada as a dancer or dance teacher.

In this article

  • What do dancers and dance teachers do?
  • Job descriptions for dancers and dance teachers in Canada according to NOC 5134
  • Sample dance jobs for NOC 5134
  • Requirements to work in Canada as a dancer or dance teacher
  • Requirements to immigrate to Canada as a dancer or dance teacher
  • General requirements for immigration
  • Special requirements/certificates for immigrating as a dancer or dance teacher
  • Pathways to immigrate to Canada as a dancer or dance teacher
  • Express Entry
  • Provincial Nominee Programs
  • How to immigrate to Canada as a dancer dancer or dance teacher
  • Frequently asked questions

What do dancers and dance teachers do?

As a professional occupation in the arts and culture, dancers are creative and entertainers working in nightclubs, ballet and dance companies, television and film production, etc.

In addition, the National Occupational Classification code for dancers in Canada is NOC 5134. You will also be dance teachers under this NOC code.

Dance teachers often work in academic dance and ballet schools in Canada. In addition, they train aspirants to become good dancers.

Dancer and dance teacher jobs in Canada according to NOC 5134

Dancers are really in demand in Canada. Indeed, their performances are of great importance at various events, as well as in nightclubs.

What's more, their dancing skills are able to cheer up the guests and the audience more than anything else.

NOC 5134 job description for dancers

So below are the job descriptions for dancers in Canada according to NOC 5134.

  • First, the dancers rehearse the choreography according to the instructions, which results in a better performance.
  • Second, they dance alone or in groups for live performances or on television.
  • Thirdly, dancers often go through practice and practice to improve their physical fitness and dance skills.
  • Finally, dancers can record their dance moves.
Job responsibilities of dance teachers according to NOC 5134

The following, without qualification, are the job descriptions of dance teachers in accordance with NOC 5134.

  • Generally, dance teachers impart knowledge of dance steps as well as choreography to beginners and experienced dancers, either solo or in groups.
  • In addition, they teach students dance moves, Aboriginal symbolic meanings and cultural history, folklore as well as ethnic dances.
  • In addition, dance teachers prepare students for performances and auditions in advance.
  • In addition, they teach students ballroom dancing, which is a form of recreational dance.

Examples of NOC dance vacancies 5134

If you are planning to immigrate to Canada as a dancer or dance teacher, you need to know what vacancies you have.

Of course, dance jobs in Canada are available in many cases under National Occupational Classification (NOC) code 5134.

However, below are examples of such dance works.

  • Ballerina
  • Ballet (dancer, master and ballet teacher)
  • Ballroom dance teacher
  • Baton Rotation Instructor
  • Belly dancer
  • Choir dancer
  • Classical (dance instructor and also classical dancer)
  • Dance (instructor, notator and dance teacher)
  • Dancer
  • Dance instructor
  • Folk (dance teacher and also folk dancer)
  • Folk arts (dance teacher and folklore dancer)
  • Group (dance teacher and group dancer)
  • Intelligent dancer
  • Dancer-translator
  • Line (dance teacher and line dancer)
  • Performance Movement Teacher
  • Tap dancer (dance teacher and tap dancer)

So you can apply for any of these dance jobs in Canada under the same NOC code, 5134.

Requirements to work in Canada as a dancer or dance teacher

If you want to become a dancer or dance teacher, Canada has the opportunity to make your dreams come true.

However, in order to work as a dancer or dance teacher after immigrating to Canada, you definitely need to meet the requirements below.

  1. First, you need to complete a college degree or university dance program. Another option is to graduate from a private dance institution.
  2. Secondly, you must take part in an audition that tests your ability and skills in dancing.
  3. Third, you must have dance experience before you can work as a dance teacher in Canada.
  4. First of all, you may need to join a club or union that specializes in your preferred dance type/specialty.
Inclusions for dancers according to NOC 5134

No doubt, note that "teacher of performing movement" is included in the occupation category according to NOC 5134.

NOC 5134 exceptions for dancers

Of course, the following occupations are separate from inclusion in NOC 5134.

  • 5131 - Choreographers
  • 5232 - Other performers (not elsewhere classified)

Requirements to immigrate to Canada as a dancer or dance teacher

You will definitely become a permanent resident after immigrating to Canada. Thus, before you can obtain this status in Canada, certain requirements must be sorted out.

General requirements to immigrate

Here are the general requirements to immigrate to Canada as a dancer or dance teacher.

  1. First, a minimum age of 18 to 35 is required to immigrate to Canada as a dancer or dance teacher.
  2. Second, you must have a college/university dance education or study at a private dance academy.
  3. Third, sometimes it takes an employment or job offer to raise your Comprehensive Rating System (CRS) Score.
  4. Fourth, you need to take a language proficiency test to assess your writing, speaking, reading and listening skills in English or French.

With that in mind, you can take and submit any of the following language proficiency tests to immigrate to Canada as a dancer or dance teacher.

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Canadian Academic English Assessment (CAEL)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)
  • Duolingo English Test (DET)
  • Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF) Canada
  • Test d'Evaluation de Français (TEF) Canada

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Special requirements/certificates to immigrate as a dancer or dance teacher

Indeed, you may be required to join a dance club/guild or union in Canada.

For example:-

  • Sacred Dance Guild
  • Oasis Belly Dance Guild

Pathways to immigrate to Canada as a dancer or dance teacher

As noted, you can immigrate to Canada as a dancer or dance teacher through a number of immigration programs and paths.

These include the Express Entry and Provincial Nominee programs.

Express Entry

As a rule, dancers and dance teachers are classified as NOC Skill Level A.

It is important to check your CRS score before you begin the Canada Express Entry application process.

What's more, Express Entry does not require a minimum CRS score. Ideally, you score at least 600 to improve your chances of being entered into the draw.

This is because applicants for express admission are selected based on the highest scores.

In addition, you will receive CRS points based on your current age, educational level, work experience, language skills, etc.

Provincial Nominee Programs

Of course, the Government of Canada allows foreign dancers and dance teachers to receive nominations from most provinces and territories for permanent residency.

In addition, provincial nominee programs take longer to process than express applications.

So you can consider any of these Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) to immigrate to Canada as a dancer or dance teacher.

  • Alberta Immigration Program (AINP)
  • British Columbia Nominee Program (BC PNP)
  • Manitoba Nominee Program (MPNP)
  • New Brunswick Nominee Program (NBPNP)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Nominee Program (NL PNP)
  • Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)
  • Nominal Nova Scotia Program (NSPNP)
  • Ontario Immigration Program (OINP)
  • Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
  • Saskatchewan Immigration Program (SINP)
  • Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

How to immigrate to Canada as a dancer or dance teacher

Of course, the steps below will help them immigrate to Canada as a dancer or dance teacher.

  1. First of all, you need to prove your eligibility for Express Entry or a provincial nominee program.

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