Common Career Titles for Dance from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Dancers and Choreographers
Music Directors and Composers
Musicians and Singers
Producers and Directors
Set and Exhibit Designers
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Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title
Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide
Internships and Research Opportunities
Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.
The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.
Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions for all candidates, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the Interview Skills section of the Career Center’s Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.
What is your training and background in dance?
What style of dance are you most interested in teaching? Why?
How do you handle difficult students? What do you do when your students are not listening or paying attention?
What are your strengths as a dance instructor?
What has been your most memorable moment in dance performance?
What are your long-term career goals?
What experience do you have with contracts in the dance industry?
What samples do you have to demonstrate your work?
What role has dance played in your culture, community, and/or family?
How long have you been dancing?
Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.
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