Street dancer - Salary and Career
Traditional and Popular Dancers

Street 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 Street dancer earn

A Street dancer 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 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 59 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Street dancer

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 Street dancer

Traditional and Popular Dancers must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Street dancer the most in the job market

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




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