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Dance Instructors


People take dance classes as a first step to becoming a professional dancer, to improve their skills so that they can enter amateur or professional dance competitions, or simply to have fun or to learn basic dance skills for a specific social event such as a high school reunion. Dance instructors teach dance moves and techniques to individuals and groups. They may specialize in one or more dance genres such as ballet, ballroom, tap, jazz, or hip-hop. Dance instructors are also known as dance educators, dance teachers and dance professors. 

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Choreographer, or Dance School Owner, or Dance Company Director

Head Instructor

Dance Instructor

Assistant Dance Instructor