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Dancers

Perform dances. May perform on stage, for broadcasting, or for video recording.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Prepare pointe shoes, by sewing or other means, for use in rehearsals and performance.
    • Study and practice dance moves required in roles.
    • Harmonize body movements to rhythm of musical accompaniment.
    • Train, exercise, and attend dance classes to maintain high levels of technical proficiency, physical ability, and physical fitness.
    • Perform in productions, singing or acting in addition to dancing, if required.
    • Coordinate dancing with that of partners or dance ensembles.
    • Develop self-understanding of physical capabilities and limitations, and choose dance styles accordingly.
    • Perform classical, modern, or acrobatic dances in productions, expressing stories, rhythm, and sound with their bodies.
    • Collaborate with choreographers to refine or modify dance steps.
    • Audition for dance roles or for membership in dance companies.
    • Monitor the field of dance to remain aware of current trends and innovations.
    • Teach dance students.
    • Devise and choreograph dance for self or others.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    0
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Gross Body Coordination

      The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.

    • Extent Flexibility

      The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

    • Dynamic Strength

      The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.

    Knowledge

    • Fine Arts

      Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    Pay

    • Typical Salary
    • US Hourly Wage 18.58/hr
    • US Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 250
    • Yearly Projected Openings 40

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Artistic: People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Achievement/Effort
    • Persistence
    • Cooperation
    • Attention to Detail
    • Initiative
    • Adaptability/Flexibility

    Tools

    • Womens athletic footwear
    • Notebook computers
    • Mens athletic footwear
    • Exercise balls
    • Balance equipment

    Technology

    • Web page creation and editing software
    • Video creation and editing software
    • Graphics or photo imaging software
    • Filesystem software
    • Electronic mail software

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