Dance is a creative art form that includes body movements and emotions. There are different professions that students can opt for after obtaining the required knowledge. Dance and choreography training programs are offered under the arts and humanities stream. The courses related to Dance and Choreography will teach the basics of dance practice, choreography, dance therapy, movements, performance techniques, etc.
Dance and Choreography Courses after 12th.
· Informal Training Programs
Many small dance training institutes or renowned dancers offer informal dance training sessions. Course term varies from 1 month to 6 months. Anybody can join these sessions as there is no minimum eligibility required for these sessions.
· Certificate Training Programs
These are short courses under which students are provided with a certificate after completing the course. The span remains 3 to 6 months. These certificates will be further helpful while applying for various jobs.
· Diploma Courses
This program lasts for 6 to 12 months and includes all the basic training in dance and choreography. Successful candidates will get a certificate of Diploma after the completion of the course.
· BA Courses
Bachelor of Arts is a degree course for a duration of 3 years. Students can enroll in this program only after completing the 12th standard. Some of these courses are:
a) BA in Arts and Dance
b) BA in Dance
c) BA (Specific Dance Form)
· BPA Courses
BPA stands for Bachelor of Performing Arts. This course deals with performing arts, and dance is one of them. Candidates who have passed the 12th class are only qualified to enroll in this 3 years long program. Some of the notable BPA dance and choreography courses are:
a) BPA in Dance and Arts
b) BPA in Specific form of dance (example Kathak, or Bharatnatyam)
Top colleges for Dance and Choreography courses are:
1. Miranda House, Delhi
2. Banasthali Vidyapith, Jaipur
3. Ramjas College, New Delhi
4. Queen Mary’s College, Chennai
5. Savitribai Phule Pune University
6. Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore
7. National Institute of Kathak Dance, Delhi
8. Government Music College, Indore
10. Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography
The admission process varies from institute to institute. Some institutes select the candidates based on merit. Students need to give the relevant entrance exam and qualify to get admission. Other institutes go for a direct enrollment process without any merit-based selection. Institutes might conduct personal interview rounds for the students as well.
Trained dancers and talented choreographers are in huge demand in the current world. One can get to work in film industries, ad industries, even establish their dance teaching center. Some of the job profiles that students can consider after finishing their training are :
· Dance Teacher
· Dance Critic
· Stage Performers
· Dance Therapist
· Dancing Assistant
· Freelance Performing Artist
It is an immensely competitive field with a lot of exposure and creativity. Students can get abundant career opportunities after completing their training sincerely.
By Swaranshi Chhabra