Ritual dance dancer - Salary and Career
Traditional and Popular Dancers

Ritual dance 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 Ritual dance dancer earn

A Ritual dance 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 Averwage.com 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 Ritual dance 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 Ritual dance dancer

Traditional and Popular Dancers must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Ritual dance 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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