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Dancers and Choreographers
Dancers perform dances alone or with others. Through dancing, they attempt to tell a story, interpret an idea, or simply express rhythm and sound by supplying preconceived physical movements to music. Choreographers create or develop dance patterns and teach them to performers. Professional dancers and choreographers often have periods of unemployment in the field as they move from project to project. There are approximately 32,000 professional dancers and choreographers working in the United States.