So many people see professional dancers as entertainers rather than workers.
Some children look up to a professional dancer in front of them and wish to be like them.
What does it take to become a dancer and is it really worth it?
There are many dancers in the world, some for fun and some dance as a profession. If you would like to become a professional, it requires a lot of effort.
There are many ways to pursue a professional career in dance. Perhaps you see yourself negotiating the challenging life of an independent modern dance artist. Or you hope to become a dancer in a large ballet company with year-round employment. For some, the desire to choreograph surfaces early on, while for others it comes after first being established as a performer.
Before being a professional, you should know some of the salaries the dancers can make.
Average salary for 4 of the top ballet schools is Canada
National Ballet: Corps de ballet $991.49, apprentice $486 per week
Royal Winnipeg Ballet:Corps de ballet $754.36, apprentice $560 per week
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens:Corps de ballet $747, apprentice $522 per week
Alberta Ballet: Corps de ballet $711, apprentice $540.97 per week
Source: Canada – Ballet Position
In the states:
After being a professional dancer for years, it takes a beating on your body. Many professional dancers retire and start up a new lifestyle and even new businesses.
How do you go from being a professional dancer to running your own successful health and fitness business? https://t.co/zNbInaAYf6
— Stephanie Lowry (@LowrySN) March 29, 2017
Some people think being a professional dancer is a great way to live life, but unfortunately these dancers are human and their body won’t let them professionally dance forever.