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Dance: (UK) The Stage: "Most professional dancers ‘earn less than £5k a year’" (by Matthew Hemley - 24 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 28, 2015 - 08:35 AM

"More than half of professional dancers earn less than £5,000 a year from their performance work, according to a new survey.

The statistics also show that around 50% of dancers’ jobs pay less than the minimum wage, and that 70% of dancers have performed in “unsuitable work environments” in the past 12 months. ...

More than 400 dancers responded to a survey conducted by website Dancers Pro, which was compiled with input from industry groups such as Dance UK and Equity. It was conducted to provide an insight into the conditions that performers in the sector are facing. ..."

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