Dance Instructor

What Does A Dance Instructor Do?

Susan, the dance instructor featured in the video, teaches children various types of dance including ballet, dance, tap, and modern dance. She also owns her own studio.

How Do I Become A Dance Instructor?

There is no set educational requirement to obtain many of these positions, but this may depend on the setting. A degree in dance or a related field may be very helpful and at times necessary to obtain one of these positions.

What is the Average Salary For A Dance Instructor?

High – 78,000
Median – 40,000
Low – 20,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Dance Instructor?

  • Dance
  • Business
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For A Dance Instructor?

Dance instructors typically work for dance studios and in schools. There may be more part-time than full-time opportunities in this line of work.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Dance Instructor?

Because of the limited number of these positions, there will likely be a lot of competition for these jobs. There may be more opportunity for part-time work.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada
  • Payscale