Parafolkloric dancers - Salary and Career
Traditional and Popular Dancers

Parafolkloric 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 Parafolkloric dancers earn

A Parafolkloric 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 Parafolkloric 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 Parafolkloric dancers

Traditional and Popular Dancers must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Parafolkloric dancers the most in the job market

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

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