Dancers

Dancers

NOC
5134

Use their bodies to interpret feelings, ideas, moods, music and drama. They may perform alone or with others in a group or they may teach dance.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

6
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$6,491
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

118
 

% Working Full Time

33%
 

% Working Full Year

15%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes dancers and dance teachers. Dancers are employed by ballet and dance companies, television and film productions and night clubs and similar establishments. Dance teachers are employed by dance academies and dance schools.

Main Duties

Dancers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Practice and rehearse dance routines under direction or instruction to achieve desired interpretation and presentation
  • Perform dances as soloists or as members of groups before live audiences or for film or television
  • Train and exercise to maintain the required levels of ability and fitness
  • May choreograph their own performances.

Dance teachers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Teach dance technique and artistic interpretation to amateur and professional individuals and groups
  • Teach the techniques, cultural origins and symbolic meanings of Aboriginal, ethnic and folkloric dances
  • Teach recreational dancing lessons such as ballroom dancing
  • Prepare dance students for specific auditions and performances.

Dancers may specialize in specific types of dance such as ballet, ballroom, folk, jazz or modern.

Also Known As

  • ballet dancer
  • ballet teacher
  • ballroom dancing teacher
  • dance instructor
  • dancer
  • folkloric dancer
  • interpretative dancer
  • tap dancer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A university degree or college diploma in dance or Graduation from a private dance school or academy may be required.
  • Talent and ability, as demonstrated during an audition, are important hiring criteria.
  • Dance teachers usually require experience as dancers.
  • Membership in a guild or union related to the occupation or type of performance may be required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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74.1%
Female
25.9%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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31.0%
15-24
20.7%
25-34
17.2%
35-44
6.9%
45-54
13.8%
55-64
10.3%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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14.8%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
33.3%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
7.4%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
25.9%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
18.5%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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78.6%
Educational services
14.3%
Arts, entertainment and recreation
7.1%
Public administration
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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11.50%
Northeast
53.80%
Southeast
11.50%
Southwest
23.10%
Central
0.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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N/A
Northeast
$12,235
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
N/A
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$6,491

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

N/A

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$6,491

Newfoundland

$10,483

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$8,161

Canada

$10,535
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

6
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

8
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

22
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

24