YOUR NAME: Geoffrey Vaughn
OCCUPATION: Choreographer/ Dance Instructor


Minimum Education Level of Occupation: Overlap between the field of choreography and dance instructions.
 

Read JOB DESCRIPTION.  Answer the following questions.

1.  What do people in this career do?
 Create dance routines/ movements and teach them to dancers. while instructors provide training for both amateur and professional dancers.
 

 

2.  What skills do they have or must be proficient in?
  Express emotions/ Stories through dance movements, formations, and patterns.  Balance needs of the production
 

 



 

Click on WORKING CONDITIONS.  Answer the following questions.

1.  Where do people in this career work?
  Choreographers/Dance Instructors typically work in dance studios and Theatre rehearsal rooms.
 

 

2.  Describe the “type of hours” involved with working in this career.
Long irregular hours.  Rehearse evening hours on the daily.  Number of hours they work depends on the number of classes the teach and the length of the classes.
 

 

 

 

3.  What is the future job outlook for this career? 

 

 

 



 

Click on EARNINGS.  Yearly Average Earning: $ 15,000 to $ 70,000

 

Click on ONE OF THE TWO INTERVIEWS     PERSON’S NAME : Stephen

 

Click on A DAY IN THE LIFE.  Read about a typical day in the life of this career.

List at least 5 important work activities this person performs in the workday.
8:00 AM - 10:00AM - Check/respond to emails from the drop in class website.
10:30am - 11:30am - Work out in the gym.
11:30am - 12:00pm - Lunch
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Teach musical theater class to the college.
1:15 pm - 3:00pm - Teach jazz class at college.
4:00pm - 4:30pm - Get ready for night job.

 

 

 

 

 



 

Click on BREAKDOWN OF ACTIVITIES. 

List at least 5 activities this person spends the most time “doing” in this job.
Working by yourself - 2hrs
Working inside -  6hrs
Working at desk - 2hrs
Working on feet - 6hrs

 

 



 

Click on LIKES & DISLIKES. 

What does this person LIKE about his/her job? 
Loves working with young people, loves working with young students who are hungry for this profession.  The chance to inspire a new generation of dancers coming up.

 

 

 

What does this person DISLIKE about his/her job?
Working in the college system, not a lot of opportunity for any full time employment.
 

 

 

 



 

REFLECTING & SUMMARIZING MY PERSPECTIVE

J What are 3 parts/aspects of this job that caught your attention in a positive way and makes you want to continue researching, pursuing or considering this career path?

 

 

 

 

 

L What are 3 parts/aspects of this job that caught your attention in a “negative” way and makes you want to reconsider and rethink continuing on this career path? 

 

 

 

 

Could you see yourself pursuing this career path seriously?  Why or why not?  Explain.