The average hourly pay for a Dance Instructor is $23.35.
$12 - $39
$51 - $4,932
$0 - $1,900
$0 - $8,500
$24,887 - $79,191
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Job Description for Dance Instructor
Dance instructors are teachers who help others learn essential elements and various styles of dance. Some work with groups of children and teens to help them acquire the balance and skills needed for higher-level ballet and modern dance disciplines, while others specialize in teaching older students, in groups or individually, in proper techniques for ballroom, jazz, Latin, and other popular dance styles. Dance instructors are typically hired by dedicated dance studios, large fitness centers, an…Read more
Dance Instructor Tasks
- Lead dance classes, teaching students about dance steps.
- Perform dances and network to increase student enrollment.
- Provide basic instruction on dance etiquette and interactions.
- Answer questions and provide information about the history of a dance or where to dance.
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Skills in Training, Curriculum Planning, Activities for Children, Leadership and Childhood Education are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Dance Instructor
An entry-level Dance Instructor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.69 based on 11 salaries. An early career Dance Instructor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.57 based on 151 salaries. A mid-career Dance Instructor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.59 based on 136 salaries. An experienced Dance Instructor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.68 based on 123 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
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Employees with Dance Instructor in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 68.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (28.5% more) and Los Angeles, California (8.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (44.3% less), Atlanta, Georgia (34.0% less) and Chicago, Illinois (11.6% less).
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