SAG-AFTRA & Super Bowl Halftime Show Producers Reach Deal: Professional Dancers Won’t Work For Free

SAG-AFTRA & Super Bowl Halftime Show Producers Reach Deal: Professional Dancers Won’t Work For Free
SAG-AFTRA and the producers of the Super Bowl Halftime Show have worked out an agreement in which “no professional dancers will be asked to work for free” as part of the show, the union said in a statement today.

The agreement, which comes after several dancers complained about being asked to work without pay, was reached after “open and frank discussions,” the union said. The agreement, however, will allow nonprofessional dancers to take part in the show without being paid.

More than 100 onstage dancers had been contracted and already were set to be paid, while the dancers who appear on-field are considered “volunteers” and, as such, are not subject to the agreement.

“SAG-AFTRA will be advising our professional dancer members that they should not be rehearsing or working on the Super Bowl halftime show without compensation,” the union said. “We are grateful to Roc Nation, their producer and in particular our member Jay-Z,
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