Sambista - Salary and Career
Traditional and Popular Dancers

Sambista - 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 Sambista earn

A Sambista 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 Sambista

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 Sambista

Traditional and Popular Dancers must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Sambista the most in the job market

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    • fairs, congresses, exhibitions and parties organization services

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