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A dance resume provides information about your dance skills, experience and accomplishments. Dance studio owners, casting directors, choreographers and dance school committees often require resumes to gauge a dancer’s suitability for dance programs and dance jobs. The format and structure of a dance resume is usually different from that of a standard professional resume. Here are some tips for writing a dance resume.
Dance resumes are typically a single page and are formatted differently from the standard professional resume.
- Include personal information at the top. In addition to your name and contact information, a dance resume typically includes your height, weight, eye color and hair color. Some dance employers are limited by the size of dance costumes or have artistic reasons for requiring specific physical features.
- Present performance experience in columns. For example, you would use the column header, “Show” under which you would indicate the name of the show. To the right of that you would indicate your “Role” which may be “Soloist” or “Chorus.” You might also include an additional column to the right that lists the “Location” of the performance, which would be impressive if you have toured extensively.
- List your dance education and training. Include the year, school name, dance teacher’s name, style of dance, and if you have obtained any degrees or certificates of completion.
- Write a “Special Skills” section. Tailor this section to the particular job. For example, you may be applying to a theater piece that is looking for dancers who have experience in stage fighting or martial arts. Or you may be a strong acrobat and the production can benefit from this. If you don’t know much about the production, include all of your dance-related special skills.
- Include a photo on your dance resume. Placing a small photo at the top right of your resume is an effective method for helping dance employers to remember you when they sit down after an audition to make decisions. Make sure that the photo is relevant to the production. For example, you don’t want a tap dance photo for a ballet job.
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