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.
Duties & Tasks
Dancers may perform the following tasks:attend auditionsrehearse dance steps and movements under the direction and instruction of a choreographerdevelop their own interpretation of a roletrain daily to maintain or improve technical standards, fitness and flexibility, and to help reduce the risk of injury when rehearsing or performingperform styles of dance as the company, project or choreographer requiressing or act as part of a performanceapply their own make-up for performanceschoreograph dance works or routines.
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.
- 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.