“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.

A choreographer tends to enjoy multiple roles in their profession. One gets a chance to express their creative passion which is hardly offered by many professions. He/ She designs various body moves & postures to carry in dance which is catchy, appealing & entertaining.

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 one 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 as 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’s 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 (PI) rounds for providing admissions. Candidates also apply for  Film and Television Institute of India (FTII  JET 2024).

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 a such 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.


  1. 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 ??

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

    1. 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.

  7. 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

  8. The information you posted here is really useful to me,
    Actually am interested to adapt in new trend, Thank you

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