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Dance Teacher

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Dance teachers train and educate pupils of all ages in different styles of dance. They may specialise in one style or a broader range, working in private dance studios, schools and leisure or community facilities.

The Work

Dance teachers work in a variety of styles which include:

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates vary considerably depending on:

Teachers of dance can charge freelance rates of between £10.00 to £30.00 per hour or £80 to £150 a day.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
227
0.4 %
FALL
2024
226
  United Kingdom
2019
5515
2.4 %
RISE
2024
5648

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

You should also be:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre (CDMT)
E-mail: info@cdmt.org.uk
Website: http://www.cdmt.org.uk/

Creative and Cultural Skills
E-mail: info@ccskills.org.uk
Website: http://www.ccskills.org.uk/
Website (2): https://ccskills.org.uk/careers
Twitter: @CCskills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ccskills

Creative and Cultural Skills is the Sector Skills Council for advertising, crafts, cultural heritage, design, music, performing, literary and visual arts. Creative Choices is their career information website.

One Dance UK
Tel: 020 7713 0730
E-mail: info@onedanceuk.org
Website: http://www.onedanceuk.org
Twitter: @onedanceuk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onedanceuk

Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)
Tel: 020 7326 8000
E-mail: info@rad.org.uk
Website: http://www.rad.org.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoyalAcademyofDance

YDance (Scottish Youth Dance)
Tel: 0141 552 7712
E-mail: info@ydance.org
Website: http://www.ydance.org
Twitter: @YDanceScotland
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YDanceScotland

YDance is the National Youth Dance Agency for Scotland.

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Performing Arts

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