Root dance dancer - Salary and Career
Traditional and Popular Dancers

Root 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 Root dance dancer earn

A Root 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 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 Root 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 Root dance dancer

Traditional and Popular Dancers must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Root 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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