Industry Sector

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

Total Companies


Est. Employment



This industry comprises companies, groups, or theaters primarily engaged in producing all types of live theatrical dance (e.g., ballet, contemporary dance, folk dance) presentations. Dance companies or groups may or may not operate their own theater or other facility for staging their shows.


NAICS Code 711120 - Dance Companies is a final level code of the “Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation” Sector. There are 1,452 companies classified in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 10,479 people.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 711120 - Dance Companies are:

  • Ballet companies
  • Ballet productions, live theatrical
  • Classical dance companies
  • Contemporary dance companies
  • Dance companies
  • Dance productions, live theatrical
  • Dance theaters
  • Dance troupes
  • Folk dance companies
  • Interpretive dance companies
  • Jazz dance companies
  • Modern dance companies
  • Tap dance companies
  • Theater companies, dance
  • Theaters, dance
  • Theatrical dance productions, live


For some business types, there may be a similar industry to NAICS Code 711120 - Dance Companies that is a better classification match. Establishments primarily engaged in:
  • Establishments, such as exotic dance clubs, primarily engaged in providing food and beverages for consumption on the premises and that also present live dance entertainment, are classified in NAICS Code - 722 - Food Services and Drinking Places.
  • Establishments primarily engaged in organizing, promoting, and/or managing dance productions without producing their own shows are classified in Industry Group 7113, Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports,and Similar Events
  • Freelance producers and dancers primarily engaged in theatrical activities independent of a company or group are classified in NAICS Code - 711510 - Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers..

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