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Little or no change is expected in the employment of dancers from 2018 to 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. For performers, there are limited opportunities since there are more trained dancers than job openings. Cable television and streaming providers such as Netflix have provided additional positions, but the number of stage and screen productions is declining. The best opportunities may exist in regional ballet companies, opera companies, and dance groups affiliated with colleges and universities. The turnover rate in dancing is rather high so there are always openings for the newcomer. Although generalization is difficult, the average chorus dancer can expect a career of five to 10 years at best. Most ballet dancers stop dancing for an audience before they are 40 years of age.

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