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Minimum B.A. in Art and Dance or a Diploma Course

Previous relevant work experience

The tasks a Dance Director is expected to perform include:

Selecting dances, dancers and orchestra for stage or film production

Selecting the costume setting

Directing the dance performance

Training dancers

Assigning different roles to dancers and undertaking rehearsals

Detailed knowledge of various dance forms

Knowledge of how to use lighting on stage

Knowledge of costumes and its effect on dances

Well-versed with Oriental or Western dance form

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Creative bent of mind


Ability to teach

Ability to bring out emotions while dancing

Rhythm and grace



Co-ordination skills


It is not a desk job

May 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, stress, 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 Dance Director 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 Dance Director across towns and cities in India.

Dance colleges and institutes across India

Dance studios across India

Sports team

Production houses

Cities across India

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Team India choreographers centres across India

Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography

Shiamak Davar Dance Academy centres in India

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