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Fees, Overtime, PD'S

These terms and conditions apply to all work in the absence of an Equity collective bargained agreement and are supported by Equity and  Dancers Network. 

Fee Calculations

Live shows

All fees are negotiable with the dancer or representative. It is expected that the performance/production/technical day will be paid at a higher rate than a rehearsal day.


**For avoidance of doubt, a half-day rehearsal fee is charged as a minimum.**



For live shows, the daily fee covers a single performance. If the dancer has a change of venue or client, this will be a separate performance fee. Additional performances on the same day in the same venue or for the same client will incur a further fee that will apply for a 10 hour day. This must be pre-agreed with dancers consent. 

Holiday Pay

An additional 12.07% of the total daily fee(s) will be calculated and invoiced at the end of the contract period if paid holiday is not given.


For the avoidance of doubt, and in accordance with statutory obligations, a dancer must receive holiday pay for all engagements if paid time off is not given.


Holiday pay cannot be ‘rolled up’ as a part of the daily fee and must be clearly itemised on all pay slips.

Right to rest holiday guide by equity.

Public Holidays

Work on Public holidays will be paid at 1.5 times the day rate.


The dancer shall be compensated for any item of their clothing they are required to wear for a shoot/live performance, this must be pre-agreed with the agency. £50 per item or £75 for an entire outfit up to 3 items.


When fittings are required outside of the dancers’ normal hours of work, a payment will be made of £50 for up to 2 hours and £50 per hour thereafter.


Fittings which occur on International and European bookings, where no other services are required of the dancer, they will be paid 50% of the agreed day fee. Fittings on International and European bookings may be no longer than 4 hours in length.


Where travel to or from a location is required on a day when no further services are required a sum will be paid at no less than the half show day rate.

Per Diems

Per Diems

Per diems must be paid to the dancer in advance of the engagement either in cash or by BACS transfer. For work overseas, dancers will be paid per diems, not below the current UK Theatre/ Equity Overseas Touring Agreement Rates.

Overtime Calculations



 After eight hours, 20% of the daily fee paid per hour

Live Show /Shoot day

After ten hours, 20% of the daily fee paid per hour. 

After fourteen hours of work or after midnight, the overtime rate will increase to 30% of the daily fee paid per hour.

Overnight break penalty

Overnight break penalty

To be paid at 20% of the daily fee per hour of the overnight break breached. 


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