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Dancers entertain people by expressing ideas and emotions, usually to music, using body movements.


Pay rates for dancers vary depending on ability, how often they work and what type of work they do.

Source: Footnote NZ Dance, NZ Dance Company and Royal NZ Ballet, 2018.

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Chances of getting a job as a dancer are poor due to strong competition for a limited number of vacancies.
Dancer rehearsing a routine

Dancers regularly rehearse their movements and techniques

Last updated 1 June 2018