Ballet Dancer

Bharatanatyam Dancer

Kathakali Dancer

Manipur Dancer


Minimum Training in dance for 10+2 years or a Bachelor?s degree in a relevant subject

Relevant work experience

The tasks a Dancer is expected to perform include:

Performing dances either alone or in a group

Teaching various dance forms

Detailed knowledge of various dance forms

In-depth understanding of rhythm and grace

Ability to emote using facial expression and body language

Will be updated

Creative bent of mind


Ability to teach

Ability to bring out emotions while dancing


Stage presence


Physical stamina

It is not a desk job

Need to handle a team of dancers

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards like body ache, joint pain, fatigue, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 yearsexperience - to per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 yearsexperience to per month

For candidates with over 5 yearsexperience to per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Film and Television Sector in India

The Media and Entertainment industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. The television segment in India accounts for over 40% of the revenues. It also contributes to above 35% of the revenues to the Indian advertising industry. The film industry, on the other hand, has seen a tremendous growth and has become a brand name in the recent years. This has helped it to enter the international market.

The current employment across Media & Entertainment sector is estimated to be over 1 million persons (in terms of direct employment only). The Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) on Entertainment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13% to 14% between 2008 and 2022.

Dance, as an art form, has been appreciated in India since the beginning of time. Even in schools, young children are taught to dance from a young age. Apart from these, with the advent of dance reality shows, the importance of dance has increased tremendously. Dance forms like Zumba are also used as a means to lose weight. This means that a Dancer is going to be needed in various institutions and organizations. All these factors put together are only going to increase the job opportunities for a Dancer across towns and cities in India.

Dance colleges and institutes across India

Dance academies across India

Dance troupes

Schools across India

Cities across India

Will be updated

Saraswati Music College

Bhatkhande Collegeo of Hindustani Music

Karnataka Sangeetha Nrithya Akademi

West Bengal State Music Academy