Do you want to make people dance to your tunes? We are talking about a career as a choreographer. As a choreographer you'll create and organise dance sequences in cinema, music videos, stage shows, TV shows, drama, theatre, and even in private gatherings if somebody wants to foot the fat bills. You can even float your own bale troupes to perform on stage.
Providing the basic training to the dance troupe will be your area of work. A typical dance troupe consists of 20-100 or more boys and girls. Some choreographers prefer to take on fresh dancers with no prior experience. The students are first taught the basic intricacies of Indian classical dance or western dance and then the contemporary dance styles. Thereafter, with hard work and practice you can develop their own style of dancing.
Each choreographer has his/her own style. Your creativity lies in your ability to mix various dance forms.
If you opt to work in Bollywood, you'll work closely with the scriptwriter, producer, director and music director. Once the concept is fixed you will then hold numerous rehearsals with your troupe to set the dance sequence. The rehearsals are often video recorded and later shown to the dancers to correct their mistakes.
Requirements - This is one field where you won't be asked for your qualifications. If you can dance, you can dance. However, knowledge of Indian classical dance or western classical and modern dance will help. As a choreographer you can create your own style of dance.
A professional training in any dance forms like Kathakali, Mohini Attam, Bharata Natyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathak, and Manipuri will take you at least 7 years. Good knowledge of Indian folk dances like Dumhal and Rouff of Kashmir, Hikat of Himachal Pradesh, the Jhumeila, the Chaunfla of Garhwal, Chholiya of Kumaon, Uttar Pradesh, Dalkhai of Orissa, Gendi of Madhya Pradesh, Bihu of Assam, etc. will also help you further your base.
Training in western dances like jazz, waltz, swing, tango and contemporary dances like disco, rap will also help.
Basically, you must have god communication skills and ability to lead a team. A cool head will help in dealing with a crowd of over 20