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DANCER



Through their dance performances, dancers convey thoughts and tales. Dancers can move to a variety of musical styles, including modern, ballet, and musical theatre, and they frequently perform in groups. Dancers can appear in ballets, dance performances, TV shows, and movies.




DANCER
CAREER AS A DANCER

“This world we live in is the dance of the creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on.”

- Michael Jackson



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Who is a dancer?


Through their dance performances, dancers convey thoughts and tales. Dancers can move to a variety of musical styles, including modern, ballet, and musical theatre, and they frequently perform in groups. Dancers can appear in ballets, dance performances, TV shows, and movies.

To keep in shape for their dance programs, dancers need to maintain their strength and engage in regular exercise. They frequently perform throughout the day in addition to practicing, so they don't have set working hours. Some dancers spend months at a time away while performing in other cities. Due to the competitive nature of the job market, many dancers reside in larger cities.


What are the different types of dancers/dances?

  • Indian classical dance

  • African-American dance (including swing, disco, and hip hop dance styles)

  • Novelty or fad dances (like the moonwalk, Gangnam style)

  • Social dances (waltz, line dancing, samba, and tango)

  • Latin dance styles like jive, salsa, and bachata

  • Street dance (like break dancing, tutting, and electro-dance)

  • Ballet

  • Highland dancing

  • Tap dance

  • Belly dancing

  • Lyrical dancing

  • Folk dance

  • Electronic dance


What are the basic qualifications needed for the dancers?


Dancers receive a wide range of education and instruction, although they often complete many years of professional training. The majority of dancers start their training while they are very young by enrolling in private dancing lessons or training courses. Somewhere at age of 18, many dancers are already undergoing auditions and looking for work. A Bachelor of Dance, often abbreviated as B. Dance, BFA (Dance), BCA (Dance), BDanceEd, BDancePerf, and BA (Dance), is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by a college/university.



Which stream will be best/suitable/relevant for dancers?


One may engage in the various certificate and certification programs given by dance schools around the nation after completing 12th grade with Dance or Music as one of the main topics and gaining a basic understanding of different dance genres through informal means.


What are the top universities in India available to become a dancer?

  • ARCJMC College of Music and Performing Arts

  • Abhinaya institute of dance

  • Ashvini Kala Kendra


What are the top universities abroad available to become a dancer?

  • The University of Melbourne

  • The University of Texas at Austin

  • Utrecht University

  • Queensland University of Technology

  • University of Auckland

  • Royal Holloway University of London

  • University of Surrey

  • Duke University


Which skills are required to be a dancer?

  • thorough knowledge of dance and its related issues

  • physical fitness, stamina, and perseverance

  • motivation and discipline

  • communication and interpersonal skills

  • creativity

  • resilience

  • confidence and self-belief

  • adaptability to the different disciplines of TV, film, and theatre

  • the ability to work as part of a team

  • the ability to make contacts and promote current work

What are the job profiles available for dancers?

  • Dance teacher

  • Choreographer

  • Arts administration

  • Yoga instructor

  • Physical therapists

What are the pros and cons of becoming a dancer?


Pros

  • Exceptionally satisfying since you get to accomplish what you love.

  • You'll be physically well and energized.

  • after you're established, fame and name

Cons

  • extensive practice program and work hours

  • Not a 9-to 5 job

  • Regular performances and performances cannot be expected.

  • Additionally, regular dancing can be unhealthy


What is the average salary of a dancer?


Around 15k to 30k per month. It can increase with the experience.




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