My ideal career! MIa mcgarry

You may be the kind of person who enjoys helping or caring for others. In a team project you will want everyone to get along well and stop arguing. People like you will often enjoys the following jobs :social work, nursing,doctor, speech therapist, teaching, child care!


• dance teachers/dance judge

I have thought about being a dance teacher / dance judge and it is my dream to become one. To get qualified I have to have a degree in dancing, to get a degree you have to attend a dance academy,there are many dance academy's around the world. I would like to attend WILKS ACEDEMY of performing arts in Swindon!

Skills you need!!

  • Dancing ability
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Patience
  • Knowledge of dance notation (The written system for recording dance movent)
  • Ability to control groups of pupils
  • Business skills (if self - employed)


  • Starter: £22,300 to £24,000 (newly qualified teacher)
  • Experienced: up to £33,000
  • Highly experienced: £39,000 to £50,000 (head of deportment)

What you'll do

Your day-to-day activities will inclued:

  • Showing students how to warm up and move safely
  • Demonstrating how to perform dance moves
  • Designing dance pieces and performance
  • Providing feedback to students
  • Entering students for dance exams
  • Maintaining your own dance skills and technique

Working hours, patterns and environment

If you're a school teacher you'll work school hours from Monday to Friday,you'll also have evening commitments like attending rehearsals,performances and teacher meetings .

As a private teacher you'll have classes during the day, evening, and weekends. You'll also need to work at the weekend for dance events and performances

You'll work in classrooms, halls and dance studios. Facilities can be quite basic in some venues.


I have also thought about being a make up artist,as I really enjoy doing make up on myself and other people!

Skills you will need🎨

  • creativity and imagination
  • good communication and people skills
  • good communication and people skills
  • a tactful manner
  • stamina, patience and concentration
  • the ability to work well under pressure
  • excellent attention to detail

What will you do!

Your day-to-day duties may include:

  • researching and designing make-up and hairstyles
  • working to production designers' notes and instructions
  • tidying and styling hair
  • using special effects make-up
  • taking notes and photos for reference
  • being on set to redo make-up and hair
  • removing make-up and keeping wigs and hairpieces in good condition


You’ll usually work on a freelance basis and be paid a fee for each contract. Rates will depend on the type of production you’re working on and what you can negotiate.

Working hours🎒

Long and irregular hours are common. You may start in the early morning before filming begins, or work in the evenings for live TV, theatre or concerts. You’ll work in TV or film studios, theatres, or in temporary buildings and vehicles on location. You may need to travel and stay away from home regularly, sometimes for long periods. You’ll need to build up your own make-up kit and take it to each job.

Entry requirements!

There are no set requirements, but you’ll usually be expected to have a qualification in media make-up. You can do these courses at colleges and private training providers. Practical experience can help build a portfolio of work to show employers. You could gain this through: amateur theatre student film, theatre and photography projects. charity or student fashion shows. working with established make-up artists and photographers. You could start out as a trainee or assistant to a make-up team, or find casual work doing make-up and hair for extras in crowd scenes.


You’ll need a physiotherapy degree or postgraduate award approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You’ll then be eligible for state registration and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

To do a degree in physiotherapy, you’ll usually need:

3 A levels including a biological science (PE may sometimes be accepted)

5 or more GCSEs (A* to C) including maths, English and a science

Relevant paid or voluntary experience may help you get get on a course. Organisations like the NHS, Do-it and the CSP have more information about getting work experience.

You could also gain experience through an apprenticeship.

You'll need to pass background checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).You may be able to get NHS funding to pay for your course fees and help with your living expenses.

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