Sample 1 - State of California

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Dancers
(SOC Code : 27-2031)
in California

Perform dances. May also sing or act.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$16.06$9.30$14.59$20.06

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2012 - 20222,3002,5002008.790

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Performing Arts Companies 3,80814.6%
Motion Picture and Video Industries 6,6043.1%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Dance, General
Dance, Other

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Train, exercise, and attend dance classes to maintain high levels of technical proficiency, physical ability, and physical fitness.
Study and practice dance moves required in roles.
Harmonize body movements to rhythm of musical accompaniment.
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.
Coordinate dancing with that of partners or dance ensembles.
Attend costume fittings, photography sessions, and makeup calls associated with dance performances.
Audition for dance roles or for membership in dance companies.
Develop self-understanding of physical capabilities and limitations, and choose dance styles accordingly.
Monitor the field of dance to remain aware of current trends and innovations.

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Top Skills used in this Job
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.
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Gross Body Coordination - The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
Stamina - The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
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.
Trunk Strength - The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without `giving out` or fatiguing.
Gross Body Equilibrium - The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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