Professionals, Resources, The Arts

I Hope You Dance!

 

 

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When I first ran across this opportunity I was literally thinking Lee Ann Womack! I think we should ALL dance!!   Well, not all dancers are professionals though they may still have talent. Also this would not be a job you’d probably do online!

I’ve always loved/admired dancers! Many of the videos I share on my social networks are dancing videos. I was actually thinking of changing my ‘funny videos’ page to ‘dancing videos’ because I absolutely love it! So if you are not a talented dancer, this post is probably not for you.  Feel free to share it with friends and family who may be dancers or looking for dancing gigs!

What skills/training is needed to become a dancer?

Most dancers start their training before adolescence and audition for full-time work by the age of 18. Even after a dancer finds employment, training must continue throughout the dancer’s entire career. Many students attend dance training programs in their teens. Private dance or performing arts schools and colleges can provide the experience needed to join a professional dance company. Study.

How much do dancers earn?

Salary and Qualifications. Most ballet dancers get paid each week, although they don’t usually dance 52 weeks per year. They earned average annual salaries of $24,000 as of 2013, according to the job website Indeed. Chron. Pay does fluctuate depending on which area of the world you live in.

 

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What does the future look like for dancers?

According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics: Employment of dancers and choreographers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. A growing interest in dance and in pop culture may provide opportunities in dance schools and in fields outside of dance companies. However, dancers and choreographers face intense competition, and the number of applicants is expected to vastly exceed the number of job openings.

If we think about it competition is fierce in every category, not just dance! There are billions of people on the Earth! Lol Don’t allow competition to deter you: many obstacles we encounter make us stronger/smarter individuals. I always say if you’re afraid of a little competition, you shouldn’t be in the game! Unless you’ve created something that no one else knows how to do, you will have competition, and be required to give your best you for a spot!

Concluding Thoughts: Dancers are artists, dancers are entertainers, and dancers are admired. The future seems bright for those who choose to pursue it as a career choice. There is fierce competition in the industry so just like with most jobs, you must always bring your ‘A’ game! Much success!

 

Jobs/Auditions

Dance –A job board site with free job and audition listings for dancers, instructors, choreographers, performers; live chat; kid-friendly dance forums; photo uploads, and a searchable database. FREE to join!

Indeed –A job board with open Dance Instructor positions. Jobs are location specific.

Dance Jobs –A job board for dancers: serves 116 countries including the U.S. and UK. Sign up and search is free, certain other aspects of the site may not be. Must be at least 14 years of age (with parental permission/supervision).

Answers 4 Dancers –A site for dancing auditions, advice, and more.

It’s My Career –A job board site with open dancer jobs.

Zumba –A popular dancing/exercise company is seeking Dance Instructors. If you are passionate about dance or a Zumba enthusiast, give it a try!

Dance USA –A job board for dancer/arts jobs and auditions.

Cirque Du Soleil –Official website. Has links for open opportunities and-or auditions.

Dance Informa –Seeking qualified Dance Instructors.

Monster –A job board with open Dancer/Instructor jobs.

Job Rapido –A job board with open Dancer positions. USA

BackStage –A job board with Audition/Casting Calls for Cruises. Site says All Locations.

Disneyland Paris –Open Casting Calls/Auditions for the theme park. Paris.

Ballet Companies –Auditions and Jobs Worldwide.

Cruise Job Finder –Dancer jobs in the Cruise Line Industry.

Simply Hired –A job board with open Dance Instructor jobs.

Dancer Pros –A job board site to find jobs or auditions. US, UK, Australia, India, Canada, and International applicants welcome.

Higher Ed Jobs –Seeking qualified faculty in The Arts; Art, Music, and Dance Instructors wanted. Jobs are location specific.

Sokanu –A job site with open Dance Instructor Jobs. Florida.

Dance Plug –A job board with Dance Auditions/Jobs.

Jobing –A job board with open Female Entertainer/Dancer. San Diego. (SeaWorld)

Creative Jobs Central –A job board with open Dancer Jobs.

Coyote Ugly –Famous bar seeking Dancers for all locations; Austin, Denver, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, Panama City, San Diego, Moscow, Cardiff, Destin, New York, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Tampa.

 

 

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