If you love dancing and are passionate enough to pursue it then there are is a plethora of options out there. One of them is choreography. But how do you become one is a much Googled question. To answer that, here are some details on how to go about it.
There is no professional degree as such in India in terms of choreography but there are many diploma courses athat may help you out. Many celebs have their own schools conducting classes that provide training and give certificates.
For an Undergraduate course, you have to clear your 12th exams. The suration is generally that of 3 years. For PG you need to have a bachelors degree in the relevant field.
For a career in dance, hunt for a good dance school, read reviews, see what the fees is and then go for it. Another option which has a lot less chances is going by the dance auditions that happen in our country.
Most colleges give admission on the basis of your merit list. It is drawn on the basis of your merit. There are exams conducted and you have to qualify. You also have to face personal interview rounds.
Colleges That Have Choreography Courses
- Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi
- The ITA School of Performing Arts, Mumbai
- Institute for Creative Excellence, Chandigarh
- Natya Institute of Khatak and Choreography, Bengaluru
- University of Mysore
- Shiamak Davar Institute for Performing Art, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru
There is immense competition in this field today. A dilpoma is always helpful. After your training you can beome a wedding choreographer or enter the TV industry, film industries, ad industries. You can also open your own school. The good point about the creative field is open to all age groups. If you can, take trainng under Saroj Khan, Shiamak Davar, Prabhu Deva etc.
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- Dance Instructor
- Dance or Dancing Assistant
- Artistic Director
- Dance Teacher
- Rehearsal Director
- Stage Performers
- Dance Therapist
- Movie Production Houses
- Dance Institutes
- Film Industry
- Cultural Centres
- Performing Dance Troupes
- Reality Shows
- Advertisement Industry
- Music Videos Production Houses
Production Houses Were You Can Apply
- Eros International
- Balaji Telefilms
- UTV Motion Pictures
- Mukta Arts
- Rajshri Productions, Mumbai
- R.K. Films
- Trimurti Films
- Yash Raj Films
A well-experienced choreographer can earn a lot per hour. A fresher can get upto Rs 300-400 per hour, while seniors can earn the Rs 1000-1500 per hour.
Books You Can Refer To
- Dance Studies: The Basics by Jo Buterworth
- The Art of Making Dances by Doris Humphrey and Barbara Pollack
- Trisha Brown: Choreography As Visual Arts by Susan Rosenberg
- Chaos Choreography by Seanan Mcguire
Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more on careers and avenues you can explore.