On the Job
Dancers perform on stage, on television, or in movies. They train, exercise, and attend dance classes. They work with choreographers to learn dance steps.
This career requires physical strength and time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Practice athletic or artistic skills.
- Audition for roles.
- Entertain public with comedic or dramatic performances.
- Perform dances.
- Choreograph dances.
- Repair textiles or apparel.
- Sew clothing or other articles.
- Train others on performance techniques.
- Monitor current trends.
Typical Working Conditions
- Close physical proximity with other people.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Bending or twisting your body.
- Working with a group or team.
- High levels of competition.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
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