Also known as Ballerina, Ballet Company Member, Ballet Dancer, Ballet Soloist, Belly Dancer, Company Dancer, Dancer, Latin Dancer, Performing Artist, Soloist Dancer
Also known as Ballerina, Ballet Company Member, Ballet Dancer
Dancers perform dances.
In addition, Dancers may perform on stage, for broadcasting, or for video recording.
Dancers are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Dancers. More generally, Dancers are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median hourly wage for a Dancer is $18, and the average hourly wage is $25. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Dancer hourly wage range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low wages.
Many Dancers earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Dancers earn less than $11 per hour, 25% earn less than $13, 75% earn less than $29, and 90% earn less than $48.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Dancers is expected to change by 30.0%, and there should be roughly 1,900 open positions for Dancers every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Dancer are usually higher in their Artistic and Realistic interests.
Dancers typically have very strong Artistic interests. Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Also, Dancers typically have strong Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Dancer tend to value Achievement, Relationships, and Recognition.
Most importantly, Dancers strongly value Achievement. Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Second, Dancers strongly value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Lastly, Dancers moderately value Recognition. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Dancers must consistently demonstrate qualities such as achievement/effort, persistence, and cooperation.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Dancers, ranked by importance:
Dancers often have training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
Dancers usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Dancers may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as fine arts, customer and personal service, or mathematics knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Dancers might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Dancers must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Dancers need abilities such as gross body coordination, extent flexibility, and dynamic strength in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Dancers, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Dancers frequently use skills like active listening, critical thinking, and coordination to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Dancers, ranked by their relative importance.
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