Dancer of folk dances - Salary and Career
Traditional and Popular Dancers

Dancer of folk dances - Career description, activities, functions and salary

Traditional and popular dancers dance, alone, in pairs or in groups with ritualistic, performance and spectacular purposes, research and study, reinterpret traditional and popular dances, create shows, teach classes and insert their cultural heritage in different contexts (social, pedagogical and therapeutics).

How much does an Dancer of folk dances earn

A Dancer of folk dances earns between $1.280 and $6.954 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.203 and a median salary of $2.487 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 11 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Dancer of folk dances

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.203 38.438 801 18
1º Quartile 1.280 15.360 320 7
Median Salary 2.487 29.841 622 14
3º Quartile 5.303 63.637 1.326 29
Higher Salary 6.954 83.443 1.738 38

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • popular arts artists and models
        • traditional and popular dancers

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Main workplaces

Traditional and Popular Dancers professionals dance in public places, at popular parties, parties, religious rituals and presentations, as well as in salons, theaters, TV studios, etc., In general, in groups, wearing appropriate clothing, vestments and objects for the performance or dance. They are, almost entirely, autonomous, and their work schedule tends to be irregular, as it is linked to that of parties, revelries, rituals and presentations. Therefore, professionals usually perform another occupation simultaneously. In addition to working in recreational and cultural activities, they can apply knowledge and performances of popular and traditional dance in teaching, in social programs aimed at adolescents and children and in various therapeutic works.

What does it take to work in the field of Traditional and Popular Dancers

Family occupations are, in general, learned in practice, with traditional communities and groups that perform popular and traditional dances, often from a very early age, through participation in festivities, rituals and presentations. Learning usually also takes place in a traditional way, that is, via direct transmission from the master to the disciple, as has been done for generations. Particularly in the case of popular dances, learning usually takes place through informal courses, of varying duration, generally given by dancers renowned in their technique or tradition.

Functions and activities of Dancer of folk dances

Traditional and Popular Dancers must:

  • inserting the cultural collection of traditional and popular dance in different contexts;
  • rehearse traditional and popular dance;
  • teaching traditional and popular dance classes;
  • manage dance-related activities;
  • search traditional and popular dances;
  • insert the cultural collection of traditional and popular dance in different contexts;
  • give traditional and popular dance classes;
  • rehearse traditional and folk dance;
  • interpreting traditional and popular dances respecting traditions;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • interpret traditional and popular dances respecting traditions;
  • studying traditional and popular dances;
  • rehearsing traditional and popular dance;
  • performing traditional and popular dances respecting traditions;
  • create shows;
  • giving traditional and popular dance classes;
  • research traditional and popular dances;

  • Activities

    • interpret choreography;
    • develop skills to work with groups;
    • prepare the body through stretching, warming up and other specific techniques;
    • participate in workshops and professional updating courses;
    • develop soundtracks;
    • dancing representing stories;
    • performing dramatic dances;
    • design costumes;
    • work as a team;
    • studying dance steps;
    • search steps, gestures and movements;
    • adapt experience to the dance to be performed;
    • applying dance to social and business projects and institutional;
    • adapting methods to different age groups;
    • master steps, gestures and movements;
    • studying traditional and popular music;
    • create screenplays;
    • create choreographies from traditional language;
    • using suitable musical instruments suitable for dance;
    • participate in public policy debates related to dance;
    • prepare the body to dance by drumming;
    • delivering courses for professionals from other areas (educators, therapists);
    • prepare the body through the heat of the fire;
    • delivering courses to professionals from other areas (educators, therapists);
    • search costumes;
    • consult cultural incentive laws;
    • studying steps in dance;
    • direct your own performance or that of the dance group;
    • studying dance movements;
    • transmitting historical knowledge about traditional and popular dance;
    • try new moves;
    • research movements for new rhythms;
    • adapting the dance to new rhythms;
    • evaluate the difficulty level of steps, movements and gestures;
    • applying dance to pedagogical contexts;
    • use proper dance costumes;
    • manage executive production;
    • work steps, gestures and movements;
    • directing rehearsals (rehearsing dancer);
    • explore movement possibilities with objects;
    • transmitting stories about traditional and popular dance;
    • conduct workshops;
    • funds;
    • interpreting traditional dances;
    • raise communities about the value of their traditions;
    • using dance elements (props, objects, instruments, etc);
    • developing pedagogical proposals for traditional and popular dance;
    • respect hierarchies in accordance with traditions and knowledge;
    • work the scenic time;
    • perform the dance according to traditional rhythms;
    • work the ritual time;
    • experiencing dance;
    • interpreting ritual dances;
    • manage artistic production;
    • participate in professional updating workshops and courses;
    • prepare the body through loas, greetings, litanies and chants;
    • reinterpreting traditional and popular dances;
    • participate in the definition of cultural policies and actions through dance;
    • participate in debates, forums, congresses related to dance;
    • improve the choreography;
    • coordinating movements and body expression;
    • studying gestures in dance;
    • develop auditory and rhythmic acuity;
    • identifying the rhythmic plurality of traditional and popular dance;
    • studying popular and traditional costumes;
    • introducing the masters of traditions;
    • search communities, festivals and specific dance environments;
    • applying dance to therapeutic contexts;
    • work on the danced songs (dancing, singing and mixing);
    • teaching classes to professionalize dancers and teachers;
    • merge dance with other languages (artistic and technological);
    • applying dance to cultural action;
    • work the danced songs (dancing, singing and mixing);
    • demonstrate awareness of the dancer's responsibility towards cultural traditions;
    • coordinate movements and body expression;
    • assign roles to different team members;
    • develop scenic objects;
    • interpreting dances with scenic purposes;
    • publicize the event;
    • develop scenarios;
    • know the fundamentals and origin of dance (historical, social and religious);

    Sectors that hire Dancer of folk dances the most in the job market

    • physical conditioning activities
    • supply and management of human resources for third parties
    • fairs, congresses, exhibitions and parties organization services
    • travel agencies
    • restaurants and similar

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