Plano, TX (population: 282,016) has nine dance schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Christian University, the highest ranked school in this group with a dance program, has a total student population of 8,853. It is the 142nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Dance students from Plano schools who go on to become ballet dancers, dancers, dance professors, dance instructors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 10,700 people working as dancers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $0. Also, Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers make on average $0 per year and there are about 23,500 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 40 employed entertainers and performers, sports and related workers earning an average salary of $*. Dancers in this area earn $*/yr and there are ** employed.
Plano lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Plano are held by dancers, and 0.022/1000 are held by entertainers and performers, sports and related workers.
Of the 9 dance schools with a 100-mile radius of Plano, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Methodist University comes out as the most expensive ($28,682/yr) for dance students, with Tyler Junior College as the lowest, reported at only $5,738/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Plano|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||19.8 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||29.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||30.3 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||40.0 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||40.1 miles|