Recommended MINIMUM hourly rates for dancer, choreographer and artistic collaborators
$30/hour — professional
$26/hour — apprentice
Hourly rate is applicable to any hours of work including rehearsals, costume fittings, photo and video sessions, etc.
Artistic collaborators includes different roles within the creative space such as rehearsal director, dramaturge, outside eye, etc.
Apprentice is someone transitioning out of their foundational training and into professional work.
Recommended MINIMUM rate for exclusive weekly
Exclusive refers to a maximum 40 hours/week, where an engager asks the engagee to work solely on the contracted project for the indicated timeframe. The engagee's work outside of the engagement (i.e. teaching commitments) must be disclosed, clarified and mutually agreed upon in advance by both parties in writing.
See CADA/West's Basic Dance Policy, Payment protocols: (A) Weekly rates; and Overtime.