‘It's a big responsibility being a Dance Captain. You have to really look after the creativity of the show - the way it's created, the original vision of the director and the choreographer. You have to stick as closely to that as you can.'
Steve Hughes, Dance Captain
A Dance Captain is a member of the company responsible for overseeing and maintaining the artistic standards of all choreography and musical staging within a production. They work closely with the Associate Director and/or the Stage Manager to communicate and preserve the artistic vision of the Creative Team.
Other courses are available. Those above represent a sample from various colleges, drama schools and universities.
Dance training is widely available in colleges, drama schools and universities, many offering both full and part-time courses. Some courses are exclusively focused on dance while others include it within a broader training programme, such as for Musical Theatre. Entry is by audition with successful applicants demonstrating a passion for dance and a solid technical base.