Playful dancer - Salary and Career
Traditional and Popular Dancers

Playful dancer - 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 Playful dancer earn

A Playful dancer 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 Playful dancer

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 Playful dancer

Traditional and Popular Dancers must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Playful dancer the most in the job market

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

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