Average resume stats for your industry
Words
320
Pages length
1.6 p
Job titles per resume
4.2
Bullet points per job title
8.2
Experience
6.9 years
Top Skills for Dance resume
HARD SKILLS
  • Choreography
  • Ballet
  • Music Theory
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Singing
SOFT SKILLS
  • Self confidence
  • Creativity
  • Humor
  • Innovation
  • Storytelling
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INDUSTRY STATS

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dance positions are at a 31% growth rate, which is much faster than average. With that said, there are currently 13,600 jobs in the market right now. The total number of jobs is expected to increase by 4200 to 17,800 in the period of 2020-30.

What’s more, the median annual wage for the Dance jobs was $19.11 per hour in May 2020. The lowest 10% earned less than $11.68 per hour, and the highest 10% more than $48.76 per hour.

Our conclusion? The Dance job market is wide open for candidates.

Top Dance sections that make the best resume

  • Header
  • Professional summary
  • Experience (with numbers and results)
  • Relevant skills
  • Education
  • Certifications

How to write a Dance resume experience section

Dance Resume’s Job Experience Checklist:

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  • Use 4-6 bullet points per job title;
  • Don’t go further than a decade behind when describing your job history, unless you’re applying for an executive position;
  • Combine job responsibilities as well as achievements with numbers in results when you describe your past work;
  • Start each sentence with a power verb and avoid overused buzzwords;
  • Use either C-A-R or S-T-A-R methodology, when describing your experience.

The work experience samples below come from real Dance resumes that got people hired at top companies. You can use them as an inspiration to build your own resume:

Work Experience
Dancer/Choreographer
Inspire Co
2019-2021
  • Worked with top lists artists on various projects/shoots: Beyonce, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Jason Deurlo, Whitney Housten, Shakira
  • Assist top choreographers for cutting edge creative direction in movements and visuals
  • Creating visual story telling through movements for clients
Work Experience
Dance Club President
Hermiston LLC
2021-2022
  • Performed in school events
  • Provided equipment and space for practice
  • Collaborated with different groups to effectively perform
  • Choreographed dance pieces for performance and recording
Work Experience
Pastoral Assistant and Dance teacher
Smash Tech
2015-2019
  • Three summers in row I had to take care of kids aged between 11 and 18 years old which made me very organized, responsible.
  • I was trusted with organizing and preparing social evening activities.
  • Being a dance teacher I managed to succeed in improving the score for Dance activities from the past years.
Work Experience
Dance Teacher
Nixue Root
2017-2020
  • Taught Dance genres - Jazz grade 1 and Tap grade 1 (kids aged 5-8 years old)
  • Generate my own lesson plans
  • Learn, perfect then teach the children their curriculum
  • Educate the Dance students on the terminology and technique
Work Experience
Entertainment Manager / Dance Choreographer (Pre-opening)
Littel Group
2016-2017
  • Successfully opened both resorts, ensuring all day- and night time entertainment, activities, staffing, tools, resources and administrative work was in order
  • Managed a team of 25 members, including dancers and musiciansSucc
  • Choreographed 6 different 50 minute dance/musical productions
  • Successfully planned guest activities and evening entertainment ensuring a satisfactory entertainment experience for all guests
  • Traveled to Almond Beach Resort in Barbados from time to time to enhance guest entertainment
Work Experience
Dance Teacher, Choreographer
Turner - Wisoky
2016-2020
  • giving regular classes - street dance (hip hop, jazz funk) and creative dance (for children under 3 years)
  • design and implementation of dance courses for different levels
  • making choreography for performances, open classes KEY RESULTS
  • School NY Show – 5 performances. 3 months of preparation, around 100 students involved (who learnt street dance from scratch)
  • Show at the end of the studying year – 9 performances, 200 students involved.
Work Experience
Dance Teacher, Choreographer, Dancer
Schmeler LLC
2020-2022
  • giving regular classes - street dance (hip hop, jazz funk), contemporary, stretching
  • design and implementation of dance courses
  • staging of different performances
  • shooting video tutorials
  • giving workshops
  • performing as a dancer in videos KEY RESULTS:
  • established and successfully implemented Basic Course of Contemporary Dance for beginners
  • prepared around 15 successful group performances
  • took part in around 40 dance routine videos as dancer/choreographer
Work Experience
Dance Teacher, Choreographer
Flux
2009-2014
  • giving dance classes for children on different styles
  • making choreography for vocal shows
  • development of rhytmic and dancing skills among the youngest pupils
  • fulfillment of monitor's duties in a camp dedicated to creative skills development
Work Experience
Pre-Opening Entertainment Manager / Dance Choreographer
Cipher Publishing
2015-2019
  • Successfully opened both resorts, ensuring all day- and night time entertainment, activities, staffing, tools, resources and administrative work was in order
  • Managed a team of 25 members, including dancers and musicians
  • Choreographed 6 different 50 minute dance/musical productions
  • Successfully planned guest activities and evening entertainment ensuring a satisfactory entertainment experience for all guests
  • Traveled to Almond Beach Resort in Barbados from time to time to enhance guest entertainment
Work Experience
Dance Instructor, Choreographer
Bode - Jones
2017-2020
  • Initiated use of ADAPT syllabus within training of students, implementing annual ADAPT dance exams maintaining standard of training on a National level.
  • Choreograph dance routines in multiple genres for various competitions at both National and International levels resulting in many choreography and overall achievement awards.
  • Choreograph shows for in house Performance Company (New York, Disney, London, Spain, Paris, Carnival Cruise Lines)
  • Designed, implemented and maintain social media presence (twitter, instagram, facebook)
Work Experience
Cheer Program Director & Assistant Dance Director
Admire Arts
2012-2018
  • Demonstrated and encouraged positive culture among clients and staff that eventually allowed for 100% client retention rate both years.
  • Developed and integrated a quantifiable curriculum that aligned with an institutional mission of providing elite training and genuine care.
  • Maintained steady growth in both of the programs after doubling enrollment in the first year.
  • Assisted in the staff management of a team of twelve.
  • Maintained portals of information such as newsletters, mass emails, social media outlets, and the company website.
  • Communicated important updates and information to clients, families, and staff.
Work Experience
Professional Dance Athlete and Coach
Kozey - Bogisich
2018-2020
  • Teaching beginners to competitive dance athletes in the Latin-American dances: Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive; as well as social dances: Salsa and Bachata.
  • Successfully acquired a license to adjudicate under World Dance Council (WDC) and have been invited to judge DanceSport Competitions in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and other parts of Asia.
  • Successfully passed the exam and acquired a license to teach by the United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dance (UKA) and have been teaching freelance and in different studios in Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore.
  • Was asked by a Russian dancer and agreed to a dance partnership and has been winning numerous championships ever since in the local and international arena.
  • For more information about my dancing, head over to www.deegerodias.com/dance-profile
Work Experience
Dance Athlete (Amateur Division)
Jaskolski, Waelchi and Yundt
2017-2021
  • Asian Top Ranking Female Latin Dancer
  • 23rd and 24th Southeast Asian Games Silver Medalist
  • 2004 Asian Championship Gold Medalist
  • For a full list, refer to www.deegerodias.com/dance-profile
Work Experience
Dance Events
Vortex Solar
2019-2021
  • The Hub (Co-working space for Startups): Guest Speaker & Salsa Teacher for an event - Right Steps, Right Rhythm with your Business Partner.
  • Laneway Learning - Latin Groove with Dee http://singapore.lanewaylearning.com/classes/latingroove/
  • Funzing: Salsa in the Park - http://sg.funzing.com/funz/3470
  • Funzing: Learn To Cha Cha Cha - International Style - http://sg.funzing.com/funz/5845
  • Also taught freelance at different dance studios.
Work Experience
Dancer, Choregrapher, Teacher
Innovation Arch
2012-2014
  • Worked with the leading artists of the time.
  • My choreography toured internationally.
  • Performed in leading festivals internationally.
PRO TIP
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Don't make the same mistake everyone else does. What we mean is, don't list your Dance job responsibilities instead of your achievements. Recruiters know what you do. They want to know what kind of difference you can bring to their company. Focus on what you've accomplished.

Action Verbs for your Dance Resume

At Enhancv, we went through countless Dance resumes and uncovered which are the unique words people use to spice up their resumes. Forget about buzzwords - use these power words instead to make your experience section shine.

Dance Resume Skills’ Tips & Tricks to Impress Recruiters

Resume Skills Section Checklist:

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  • Ensure your hard skills section (including technologies) are exactly matching the job description.
  • Don’t simply list your soft skills. Apply the “show, don’t tell” principle - let your job achievements speak for themselves.
  • Find a way to showcase your skills beyond the skills section.
  • Your resume’s skill section is important to ATS systems - so don’t skip it.
Top Skills for your Dance resume
HARD SKILLS
  • Choreography
  • Ballet
  • Music Theory
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Singing
SOFT SKILLS
  • Self confidence
  • Creativity
  • Humor
  • Innovation
  • Storytelling
PRO TIP
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When describing your experience, don’t go too far from its terminology. Recruiters use ATS systems to filter resumes based on them having certain keywords, so make sure you use at least a few keywords mentioned in the job description.

what to write in your resume header

CHECKLIST For Your Dance Resume Header

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  • Your name and surname in a legible and larger resume font
  • The job title you’re applying for or your current job title as a subheading to your name
  • Link to your portfolio or online profile, such as LinkedIn
  • Address (City and State for the US; just your city for rest of the world)
  • Email address
  • Headshot (required or welcomed in the EU; not required and sometimes frowned upon in the US)

Stick to popular email providers such as Gmail or Outlook. And use these professional formats to create your username:

  • first.last@gmail.com
  • last.first@gmail.com
  • firstlast@gmail.com
  • f.last@gmail.com
  • first.l@gmail.com
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Some companies, states, and countries have non-discrimination policies about what kind of information can be included on your Dance resume. This might include a photo (which is often included in a resume header and might be on personal web pages you link to). You can always email the company’s HR department to ask about their policies before you apply.

Dance Resume Summary Best Practices

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Checklist: What to include in your Dance resume summary:

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  • Years of experience;
  • Highlight top 3 skills and proficiencies;
  • One big professional accomplishment you’re most proud of, that you can tie with the aforementioned skills;
  • Use short, direct sentences - but no more than three - to keep the HRs interested.
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Resume Summary Formula:

Resume Summary Formula: [Adjective] [job title] with [number] years of experience in [industry], a proven ability to [relevant, measurable skills], and a strong background in [relevant context of your work experience] seeks a position as [the job title you’re applying for].
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Your summary section should act as a professional taster. Use it wisely. Effectively convey your professional profile and let the hiring manager know that if they hire you, they won’t be disappointed. Make sure to include keywords from the job description too! Elaborate on your abilities further in your experience section. Again, cater to the job description.

Listing Your Education, Certifications and Courses

Resume Education Section Checklist:

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  • Ensure your hard skills section (including technologies) are exactly matching the job description.
  • Don’t simply list your soft skills. Apply the “show, don’t tell” principle - let your job achievements speak for themselves.
  • Find a way to showcase your skills beyond the skills section.
  • Your resume’s skill section is important to ATS systems - so don’t skip it.

Top Certifications for your Dance resume

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Shuffle Dance Master Class Vol 1. | How to Shuffle Dance
The step-by-step system for learning how to Shuffle dance (Cutting Shapes, EDM Dancing)
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Basic Dance Moves for Guys - Completely beginner lessons
Step-by-step, follow along system for the common man with 0 dance experience to learn how to dance
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Learn How to Shuffle Dance!
Everything you need to be able to shuffle
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Hip Hop Dance For Beginners
Learn 12 Beginning Hip Hop Dance Routines Without Stepping Foot In a Dance Studio
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Belly Dance for Beginners: Technique and Combinations
Master Belly dancing techniques with step by step instructions and dance practices full of fun!
PRO TIP
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There are dozens of certifications that you can claim as a Dance. But, some are more effective than others. That’s why you mustn’t include every certificate other applicants might have. Try instead to earn and list a few of the difficult ones.

Dance Resume: Additional Writing & Formatting Tips

There are three basic resume formats you can choose from:

The most optimal format for your particular case will depend on your years of experience, as well as whether you’re switching industries or not.

Reverse chronological resumes are best suited for experienced individuals who are sticking to their industry. The experience section takes a central place, and its bullets contain your responsibilities and achievements, coupled with numbers and results.

Functional resumes are used by less experienced jobseekers or career changers. Note that it’s not a format that recruiters prefer, as most are used to the classic chronological alignment. Instead of a list of job titles, functional resumes focus on your skills, and through what experiences you gained them.

Hybrid resumes are great for both experienced and entry-level candidates, as well as career changers. They combine the best of both worlds - most often in a double column format, where one side of the content is focused on your experience, whereas the other - on your skills, strengths, and proudest moments.

Dance Resume Summary best practices

Here are more resume tips regarding your layout and style:

To take it a step further, check out how your resume can stand out without leaning too much on the creative side.

PRO TIP
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Test your draft Dance resume by sending it out to peers and mentors in your circles. Ask them to review it as if they are hiring you for a project and implement the feedback afterwards.

Other sections to include in your resume

Depending on the type of company (corporation or start-up; innovative or traditional), job seniority level and your location, you may want to include more sections to your Dance resume:

Dance Resume: How to Make Yours More Creative & Stand Out

When you send your resume to a potential employer, chances are it's the fiftieth one they've seen that day. That's why you need to make your Dance resume stand out for the right reasons. That means showing your personality, not just your professional experience. Employers are far more likely to remember a candidate who seems like a genuine person and not a robot. Do this by including your passions (which is also a great place to demonstrate skills on a resume), share your favorite books, or even what your usual day looks like.

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What Makes a Great Dance Resume: Key Takeaways

  • Choose a resume layout that sends the right message across and fits your current career situation;
  • Create a resume header that shows your desired job title, and easy to find contact numbers;
  • Be specific about your experience, accomplishments and future goals in your summary;
  • Feature detailed metrics and specific examples that show the impact you made in your previous roles when describing your experience;
  • List soft skills backed by examples;
  • Add all of your technical skills and certifications that you have and match the job description;
  • Show off a dash of personality in your resume that will demonstrate your culture fit and the right mix of hard and soft skills.
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Updated on 2022-03-29

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