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Choreographer

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Organises groups of people so that they can successfully synchronize their movements, such as in dance routines, theatre, or television broadcasts.


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Direct rehearsals to instruct dancers in how to use dance steps, and in techniques to achieve desired effects.

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Read and study story lines and musical scores to determine how to translate ideas and moods into dance movements.

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Design dances for individual dancers, dance companies, musical theatre, opera, fashion shows, film, television productions and special events, and for dancers ranging from beginners to professionals.

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Choose the music, sound effects, or spoken narrative to accompany a dance.

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Advise dancers on how to stand and move properly, teaching correct dance techniques to help prevent injuries.

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Coordinate production music with music directors.

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Audition performers for one or more dance parts.

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Direct and stage dance presentations for various forms of entertainment.

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Develop ideas for creating dances, keeping notes and sketches to record influences.

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Train, exercise, and attend dance classes to maintain high levels of technical proficiency, physical ability, and physical fitness.

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Thinking Creatively: Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

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Performing General Physical Activities: Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

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Coaching and Developing Others: Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

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Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates: Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work: Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others: Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships: Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Scheduling Work and Activities: Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

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Making Decisions and Solving Problems: Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

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Developing and Building Teams: Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.


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Fine Arts: Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

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Education and Training: Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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Psychology: Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

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Administration and Management: Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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English Language: Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.


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Instructing: Teaching others how to do something.

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Coordination: Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

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Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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Management of Personnel Resources: Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

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Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Time Management: Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Organisation: Association of Professional Dancers & Choreographers in Ireland
Address: 6 Henry Place, Henry Street, Dublin 1
Tel: (01) 8734555
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