Ethnic dancers - Salary and Career
Traditional and Popular Dancers

Ethnic dancers - 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 Ethnic dancers earn

A Ethnic dancers 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 Ethnic dancers

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 Ethnic dancers

Traditional and Popular Dancers must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Ethnic dancers 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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