Most dance majors will not have professional careers as performers in dance and theatrical productions, television or film. But a solid college education with a major in dance can be an excellent background for various professions in addition to choreography and dance pedagogy: arts administration, not-for-profit management, law (related to arts, intellectual property or entertainment), design and production, therapy and rehabilitation (physical, arts, occupational, recreational), primary and secondary education, theatre, dance video and film-making, dance medicine/science/history/criticism.
I think it helps to recognize that serious dance training takes extraordinary discipline, tenacity, dedication and time-management as well as good health, athleticism and presentation skills. High quality dance productions require excellent organizational management, teamwork, creativity and artistry. And a good college will require all students to learn to think and write critically.
Last edited by paradoxical; 05-29-2012 at 06:47 PM.