What Can I Do With a Major In Dance?
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Learn more about the dance major. All liberal arts degrees help CLA students develop their Core Career Competencies, and dance majors develop specific skills that are applicable to lots of different careers. These skills include strong discipline, creative thinking and problem-solving and ability to work well independently and collaboratively.
Students who take the SuperStrong Interest Inventory receive a three-letter interest code, which identifies their top three areas of interest, work activities, potential skills, and personal values. The interest code "AER" is often associated with this major, however, the SuperStrong assessment can help you understand how your interests connect to a variety of majors and career options. You can learn more about common employer types and occupations associated with this major. You can also see CLA specific examples of alumni careers below.
- Dance Net
- Dance NYC
- Higher Ed Jobs
- Dance Advantage
- Entertainment Careers
- Performing Arts Career Guide
- Performing Arts Schools
- Volunteer Opportunities for Dancers
- The Dance Collective
- Minnesota Kpop Dance Crew
- Electronic Dance Music Club
- Dance Marathon at the University of Minnesota
- University of Minnesota Ballroom Dance Club
- Dance of Other Measures Dance Crew
- Latin Dance Club of UMN
- Premiere Dance Team
- Minnesota Dance Club
- Jazba Entertainment
- Minnesota Junoon
- Hip Hope
- American Dance Guild
- American Dance Therapy Association
- Dance USA
- National Association of Schools of Dance
- National Dance Education Organization
- Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
Below is a small sampling of what alumni with this major have pursued, organized by the most common career fields they go into (although keep in mind that there are alumni in all eight of the career fields). You can also utilize the LinkedIn's Alumni Tool and the Maroon and Gold Network to further explore alumni career pathways and connect directly with professionals.
Click to expand each gray box below for opportunities pursued by alumni in this major!