Professional dancer

Nathan marquez

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Dancers typically do the following:

  • Audition for a part in a show or for a job with a dance company
  • Learn complex dance movements that entertain an audience
  • Spend several hours each day in rehearsals to prepare for their performance
  • Study new and emerging types of dance
  • Work closely with instructors or other dancers to interpret or modify choreography
  • Attend promotional events, such as photography sessions, for the production in which they are appearing

Average hours

Dancers’ schedules vary, depending on where they work. Some spend most of the day in rehearsals and have performances at night, giving them long workdays. Some work part time at casinos, on cruise ships, or at theme parks. Although choreographers who work in dance schools may have a standard workweek when they are instructing students, they spend many hours on their own coming up with new dance routines.

working locations

They preform in art companies or in dancing schools.

Average pay

The median hourly wage of dancers was $13.16 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $7.79, and the top 10 percent earned more than $30.43.


Miami of University.
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Skills required

Education and training requirements vary with the type of dancer; however, all dancers need many years of formal training. Nearly all choreographers began their careers as dancers. You need to be in a healthy shape in order to travel a lot and need practice of many dances such as ballet, modern dance, tap, and jazz.

Job Growth

My outlook in my career that i want to pursue is to be a choreographer.

Advancement opportunities

I would like to be in music videos or really big performances on t.v.. It can really boost me up so i can get to know people more in the same industry.
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