The SMC Dance Department prepares students for the following career options:

  • Performance: Stage, Screen, Music Video, Cruise Lines, Amusement Parks, Public Schools

  • Choreographer: Stage & Screen, Music Video, Cruise Lines, Amusement Parks, Public Schools

  • Dance Teacher: Public Schools, College, Private Studios

  • Private Dance Studio Owner & Management

  • Dance Critic

  • Dance Movement Therapy

  • Production & Business Management

Potential Career Options

Dance

Job Title Typical Education Median Wage
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers Certificate $42,334
Dancers Bachelor's Degree $34,409
Choreographers Bachelor's Degree $42,834

Dance Teacher (Pre K-grade 5)

Job Title Typical Education Median Wage
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Bachelor's Degree $72,175
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Bachelor's Degree $80,056