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Choreographers
District Of Columbia

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Create new dance routines. Rehearse performance of routines. May direct and stage presentations.

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: 5 years or more

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Long-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Direct rehearsals to instruct dancers in how to use dance steps, and in techniques to achieve desired effects.
  • Read and study story lines and musical scores to determine how to translate ideas and moods into dance movements.
  • Design dances for individual dancers, dance companies, musical theatre, opera, fashion shows, film, television productions and special events, and for dancers ranging from beginners to professionals.
  • Choose the music, sound effects, or spoken narrative to accompany a dance.
  • Advise dancers on how to stand and move properly, teaching correct dance techniques to help prevent injuries.
  • Coordinate production music with music directors.
  • Audition performers for one or more dance parts.
  • Direct and stage dance presentations for various forms of entertainment.
  • Develop ideas for creating dances, keeping notes and sketches to record influences.
  • Train, exercise, and attend dance classes to maintain high levels of technical proficiency, physical ability, and physical fitness.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Stage or projection or studio lighting system
  • Tablet computers

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Internet browser software
  • Web page creation and editing software
  • Word processing software

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