Dancers of parafolkloric dances - Salary and Career
Traditional and Popular Dancers

Dancers of parafolkloric 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 Dancers of parafolkloric dances earn

A Dancers of parafolkloric dances earns between $837 and $3.298 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.718 and a median salary of $1.525 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 59 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Dancers of parafolkloric dances

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.718 20.619 430 10
1º Quartile 837 10.039 209 5
Median Salary 1.525 18.300 381 9
3º Quartile 2.515 30.181 629 15
Higher Salary 3.298 39.574 824 19

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 Dancers of parafolkloric dances

Traditional and Popular Dancers must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Dancers of parafolkloric dances the most in the job market

    • hotels
    • restaurants and similar
    • welfare services without accommodation
    • dance teaching
    • performing arts, shows and complementary activities
    • other teaching activities
    • education of arts and culture not previously specified

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