“Choreography” is one of the best choices of today’s youngsters. It is one of the fastest emerging fields in professional training and study. Many of the youngsters think that to be a “choreographer”.

This field is directly or indirectly connected to the Bollywood, Mumbai, TV channels, film industries and television ad industries.

First of all, we all need to know that, what choreography is.

“Choreography involves the expression of thoughts and ideas through the dance action, body language, movements, and compositional forms”.

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Choreography is related to the dance. A complete package of all kind of dance, dancing steps, dancing forms is choreography. A choreographer can make the dance on the music or the written summary. A choreographer must have the knowledge of all dancing forms. A good choreographer can imagine the dance by listening the music.

Choreography is a type of performing arts. The youngsters, who think to find the peak in dancing, they have just one query that ‘how to become a choreographer’. Generally ones have no idea because they have no experience.

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There are not much specified professional courses for choreography. There are very few schools in India that offer the short-term and diploma courses in choreography.

Many of our celebrities has been opened the classes and schools for providing the training and short-term certification courses and diploma course in choreography.

Choreography is an art which comes under the performing art. There is just one degree in performing art and dance which offers by the few of schools of arts.

There is no requirement of a degree course to become a choreographer. You should have a zeal for this and you may go for the short-term, certificate and diploma courses offer by the various art schools in India.

  • Short term or certificate courses take the duration six months
  • Diploma courses take the duration of 1 – 2 years
  • B.A in art and dance takes the duration of three years

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for UG & PG courses in choreography is discussed below:

For UG Courses:

For admissions into UG courses, you must have passed 12th or equivalent exam in any stream from any recognized board. The duration of UG courses is around three years.

For PG Courses:

If you are looking for admissions in PG courses, you should have obtained a bachelor degree in the relevant field from any recognized college or institutions.


Am I eligible to apply for admission in choreography courses?

To get the admission in the career of dance, you should have to prepare right from the age of around ten years. You need to have zeal of dance with body flexibility. It is a hard-working training. You must have daily exercise.

For admission, you may search one of the best schools of dance, get the contact, follow the admission criterion, filling the form, pay the fees and get a good start. After the completion of the course you may search the right and valid agent and may search the career in various related industries.

The second option to get the career in this field you just find the location of dance auditions in India, then appear the auditions and show your full zeal and performance to get the career opportunity in this field.

Most of the colleges in India, give admissions in choreography courses on the basis of merit list. The merit list is drawn on the basis of marks scored in the qualifying examination. Some colleges also conduct personal interview rounds for providing admissions. Candidates also apply for  Film and Television Institute of India (FTII  JET 2020).

Which colleges are best to apply for admissions in Choreography Courses?

Top Colleges

Colleges offering Choreography are:

  • Institute for Creative Excellence, Chandigarh
  • The ITA School of Performing Arts, Mumbai
  • Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi
  • Natya Institute of Khatak and Choreography, Bangalore
  • University of Mysore
  • Shiamak Davar Institute for Performing Art, New Delhi
  • Shiamak Davar Institute for Performing Art, Mumbai
  • Natya Institute of Khatak and Choreography, Bangalore
  • University of Mysore

Career & Jobs

It is a very competitive field. A degree course can make your stands in this field. Once you have done your training and you are sound in your skills, you can get the work in various film industries, ad industries, TV channels and moreover you may establish your school of dance.

There is no age bound to work in this field. A choreographer may play a vital role to make the movie hit.

A movie or serial or ad is not the task of one person. To make a movie, more than 2000 people work as the vital role. And you may be out of them.

There is a good opportunity to work in Bollywood, Hollywood and Tollywood with various big banners and with various famous choreographers like Shampa, Shanti, Shennon, Shiamak Davar and Saroj Khan.

Job Profiles

  • Choreographer
  • Dance Instructor
  • Dance Teacher
  • Artistic Director
  • Rehearsal Director
  • Dance Critic
  • Stage Performers
  • Dance Therapist
  • Dance or Dancing Assistant
  • Freelance Dance Performance Artist

There are lots of working areas where you can easily find jobs after pursuing courses in this field. Some popular working areas are listed here:

  • Schools/Colleges
  • Dance Institutes
  • Functions
  • Film Industry
  • Television
  • Reality Shows
  • Performing Dance Troupes
  • Kala Kendras or Cultural Centres
  • Advertisement Industry
  • Movie Production Houses
  • Music Videos Production Houses


After the completion of this course, you can get the job opportunity in:

  • Balaji Telefilms
  • Eros International
  • Mukta Arts
  • Rajshri Productions – Mumbai
  • R.K. Films
  • Trimurti Films
  • T-Series
  • UTV Motion Pictures
  • Yash Raj Films


“Choreography is such a profession that if you possess that talent, then you can easily gain name & fame in this field”.

A well-experienced choreographer can earn a handsome amount by hour. It is the field where no yearly income can count. A fresher choreographer can earn the 300-400 per hour, where the senior one can earn the 1000-1500 per hour. The average earning of salaried choreographers is 2 to 4 lakh per annum.

Books and Study Materials

Presently, there are lots of study materials available in the market or in the internet. Our experts have complied these books after a deep analyzing of other study materials available in this field:

  • Chaos Choreography by Seanan Mcguire
  • Dance Studies: The Basics by Jo Buterworth
  • Choreography The Art of the Body by Jane Winearls
  • Trisha Brown: Choreography As Visual Arts by Susan Rosenberg
  • The Art of Making Dances by Doris Humphrey and Barbara Pollack
  • Choreography Presenting: The 7 essential Abilities of effective Presenters by Kendall V. Zoller and Claudette Landry

For any other queries regarding Career in Choreography, feel free to leave your queries below in the comment box.

Displaying 52 Comments
  1. Zee says:

    I’m 13 and I’ve always wanted to be choreographer or a dance teacher so thank you so much for the information!!

  2. Sahana says:

    Hi……… I am only 12 year old. But I want to become a Choreographer . Thanks for the information 😊

  3. Shayeri Nayak says:

    I want to dance like Dharmesh sir and like Remo D Souza sir.
    And I want to be a dance Choreographer and a dancer. And one more thing I want to sit with the captain in Dance + and I want to do work with REMO D Souza sir in his film. Dance+ is my life. Thank you 😊😊

  4. Ishwari says:

    I want to become coreographer what courses I should start after 10th

  5. Bahar Grover says:

    Pls suggest colleges in dehradun for ba in arts and dance or for bfa…. I want to become dancer …pls suggest

  6. Jasmeen says:

    I am an graduate and wanna do online certificate course in dance and yoga. Please tell me institutions that provide these courses?

  7. Swojan raghubanshi says:

    I want to learn choreography…

  8. Pramod says:

    I am a choreographer with 8 years of experience but don’t have a degree can I get job in Bollywood industry please suggest the path.

  9. Sarfaraz Pathan says:

    Hi Sir
    Me Ek Dance a class Charata Hi.
    Maharashtra Mumbai mein.
    Muje Mera Dance a class Under the Government a Register Karna Hai to akaise Kare Please Guide Me.

  10. dnyaneshwar manmath honmode says:

    i want to carrer to dance

  11. Sravani Ijju says:

    I want to do BA in dance which collage will be best for this course..??

  12. Devendra pratap singh says:

    I waana Become A Choreographer
    Can U plzzzz Tell Me The Collages Which Provide this Courses

  13. Vanshika Gupta says:

    I am vanshika Gupta from uttar Pradesh.
    I have set my career in the field of dance.
    What should I do and how i start this.
    Please help me and give me guidance .

  14. Niyati says:

    Hi I’m Niyati from Maharashtra and I want to do career in dance. Please give me some tips.

  15. Atuljaiswal says:

    I learn dance
    Plz help me..

  16. priya pandey says:

    I am from Nepal and from childhood I want to become a actress of Bollywood and I also take a training of dance in Nepal…. Please can you provide some information about the career of dance.

  17. nita p says:

    How to select in college and about fees.

  18. Sakshi singh says:

    Hi I am Sakshi I want to become a best Choreographer and I want to go in film industry for job. Please can you guide me. Reply

  19. raj kumar says:

    Hii im raj kumar
    I need one help how to go in film industries i need to become a bolly wood actor so give me some tips

  20. vikas kumar says:

    I want to become a choriographer Nd best dancer plz some tips to do that

  21. Dariyab Singh says:

    How to select in college and about fees.

  22. i want to be a dancer says:

    plz consult me about degree colleges in western dance and my dance career..

  23. amar sonkamble says:

    Mumbhi .me dance ka clg konsa hy
    Jaha par dance me scope hy

  24. anuj sharma says:

    kindly tell me the timing of the classes & fee structure

  25. Mohan says:

    I want career in Dance

  26. simran agarwal says:

    hi i am interested in dance and want to take it up as a career.and i love dance very send me the prospectus containing all the information and the application form also.thank you

  27. Ekta Inamdar says:

    I am from sarata district of Maharashtra.
    I want to do carrier in dance.
    What’s the way…

  28. Nilam Shrigod says:

    hi i am interested in dance and want to take it up as a career.and i love dance very send me the prospectus containing all the information and the application form also.thank you

  29. Bantu samantra says:

    Dance is my life & I became a great dancer.

  30. Amit yadav says:

    I love dancing plz help me me konsa course kru dance me

  31. Divyanshu rawat says:

    Hii ds is divyanshu rawat from kanpur trained by shiamak davar international india pvt. Ltd. I m intrested in ds cource how to apply in ds cource please inform me on my mail pllzz

  32. bhavesh machiale says:

    hiiii i want to do currer in dance so any one tell me list of dance collage plz

  33. Bhuvana says:

    I love dancing n i want to make it my profession now im im 12th is it late to start learning dance??..
    Plz help me

  34. Shil giri says:

    I want a make dance carear pals advice me

  35. diksha narang says:

    Thnku for this information it’s is very useful

  36. Yadnya sawant says:

    I want to make my own dance academi only for Indian dance styles..but after all that I want to learn all types of Indian dance styles properly.. Please suggest me for that.

  37. krishanthi rajika says:

    I want to became a choreographer..i flowed national diploma coarse for sir Lanka.i want to study many more that subjects…my BA degree is performing arts..and ma degree is masscommunication

  38. pankaj Shekhawat says:

    I am from commerce field . but I want to became a choreographer , I want dance deploma with my ….
    Suggest me an idea or way or college from which I executed my target

    • Mohit Negi says:

      you should start your career by taking short term courses in Dancing, after learning some basics, you can go for diploma in dancing and choreography.

  39. sahil says:

    I’m sahil and me dancing me apna carrer banana chahta hu so plz give me some tipstips plz

  40. vijay vishwakarma says:

    Thanksss a lot…

  41. badal kumar says:

    Dance diploma and best choreographer..

  42. nitu sharma says:

    hi i am nitu from rcf kapurthala ; m interested in doing modling nd want to be proffesional in film industries . since plz give me right way to chose……thankz

  43. Rohit Dhoke says:

    Dance deploma course

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