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What’s it like to be a Dancer?
Dancers are performers who entertain audiences by dancing as soloists, with a
partner or as members of a group. There are many styles of dance, including
ballet, contemporary, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, folk, jazz,
ballroom and tap. Dancers may perform using a variety of styles, or they may
specialise in one particular dance style.
Most professional classical dancers have studied ballet from a young age.
However, some modern dancers, particularly men, begin training as late as 16.
Working as a dancer is physically demanding. Rehearsal and performance hours
can be long and unpredictable.
How much can I expect to earn?
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- discipline, dedication and perseverance
- physically flexible and well-proportioned
- good sense of rhythm
- an appreciation of music
- high-level technical and interpretive skills
- good general health and an ability to reach high levels of fitness
- good communication skills.
This job also involves:
Mainly indoor work
Workers performing these jobs would usually be expected to spend more than
three-quarters of their day indoors, in an office, factory or other enclosed
area protected from the weather.
The main duties and tasks involved in these jobs require daily physical
exertion, such as bending and twisting, lifting, climbing, pulling, pushing,
carrying or other effort where physical fitness is required. People with
heart, back or other conditions who should avoid physical strain may wish to
avoid these jobs.
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
Para Professional Jobs
Jobs in this group usually require completion of secondary education and/or
completion of some further study of a vocational nature, such as a Diploma or
an Advanced Diploma.
Jobs in this group usually require completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree,
or extensive relevant experience. Some jobs also require post-graduate study,
such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master Degree.
At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this
School subjects that include some aspect of the PERFORMING ARTS provide a
useful background to these jobs. In some cases a performing arts subject is a
pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
School subjects that include some aspect of physical education provide a
useful background to these jobs. In some cases a physical education subject is
a pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
Duties and tasks of a Dancer
Dancers may perform the following tasks:
- attend auditions
- rehearse dance steps and movements under the direction and instruction of a choreographer
- develop their own interpretation of a role
- train daily to maintain or improve technical standards, fitness and flexibility, and to help reduce the risk of injury when rehearsing or performing
- perform styles of dance as the company, project or choreographer requires
- sing or act as part of a performance
- apply their own make-up for performances
- choreograph dance works or routines.
A dance teacher may teach in their area of specialisation in private dance
studios or run their own dance school. Dancers with appropriate qualifications
can teach in secondary schools or tertiary institutions.
Community Dance Worker
A community dance worker works with communities to facilitate the expression
of that group’s ideas in dance.
A choreographer creates original dances and dance programmes, offering
suggestions as to how the dancer should interpret and perform them.
A dance therapist specially trained to use dance as part of a therapy
programme. These programmes may be used with a wide range of people, including
the elderly, children and adults with special needs or specific movement