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What Qualifications Do You Need To Become A Dancer?

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Every dance style requires different type of training and is an essential module of a professional dancer's career. Usually a dancer spends at least 8 hours of training a day, in the form of rehearsals, in order to keep their bodies in shape and fit for the performances. They are required to do warm up exercises before every performance.

Many dancers do not take formal education as important as training and rehearsing for dancing because it is extremely time consuming and exhausting. Although experts think it is good for the career of a dancer to take formal training in music, art, dance, performance, history, literature and drama. This makes it easier for them to interpret their expressions during dancing because they have a better understanding.

There are many universities offering majors in dancing especially in theatre, arts and performance. For example The National Association of Schools of dance is currently offering programs.
Although a college degree is not required to become a professional dancer but it is believed if a person goes through proper education and training it will always enhance his career. However in order to teach dancing and later become a choreographer, a person needs to be qualified and educated.
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I'm picking my GCSE's too :) I want to be a dancer..

I'm taking GCSE dance, drama, music, and business studies, as a backup. I think! So I'll be doing..Maths, English language, English Literature, Double Science, PSHE, P.E, R.S, Tech, Dance, Drama, Music and BS.
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It depends on the type of dancer you want to become. If it is Hip Hop or street dance, I cannot help you. If it is a ballet dancer you need a ballet body which is long hyper-extended legs, high arches with a top bump, long stretchy achilles tendons, 180 degree turnout, short torso, long neck, small round head and tons of facility. You also need training at one of the best ballet academies starting at age 7 and no later then 11 and taking 20-30 hours of class a week. You also need good musicality and be able to pick up combinations quickly. Still no guarantee you will make it.

To be a contemporary ballet dancer or contemporary dancer, the perfect ballet body is not as essential but it helps. You must still study ballet for the same amount of time, before branching out to contemporary in your late teens to early 20s. A ballet dancer must be ready to work at age 17, but contemporary dancers start work  later in their 20s.

Many of the dancers on Broadway and dancing back-up on music videos are ballet trained dancers who have not found work elsewhere.
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Well. I used to be a dancer and I had to get a good grade in Drama and Dance at school. The most important one is Creativity because you need to be able to make up dance routines for the people you are teaching. Bravery is recurring because you have to be really brave to just get up in front of a fairly big audience of children and expect them to copy you and take you seriously and not laugh.  Also... You have to have a good Understanding of levels and grades because you always have to give the children grades and a report if you are a dance teacher at a School. Also you have to learn to push the children and some times be a tad bit pushy because they need to know what they are doing wrong to improve.
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To become a dancer, you need energy; lots of it, &if you really want to do this then try it out, see if its your thing if it isn't then don't do it:-)
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I want to be a dancer but I havent chosen drama as a GCSE do you really need it to be a dancer or can I do it college ?
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I Want To Be A Contemporary Dancer But I don't No How To Get A Kick Start, Ive tarted To Worry About If I Need Any Earlier Dancing Experience In Dancing . :'(

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