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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Who is the Census for?

Who is the Census for?

Who is the Dance Industry Census for?

If your work intersects with or relates to dance and you live and/or work within the New York City metropolitan area, the Dance Industry Census is for you! Dance/NYC embraces an inclusive definition of “dance worker” that recognizes the many roles, positions, and organized entities that are essential to making dance work happen, including but not limited to:

  • Performers, dancers, choreographers, directors, dance companies, and groups across settings, including:
    • Concert dance
    • Nightlife
    • Street dance
    • Theater
    • Circus arts
    • ...and more!
  • Dance studios, rehearsal spaces, and studio staff and personnel;
  • Dance performance venues, presenters, producers and event staff;
  • Creative collaborators and service providers, both individuals and collectives, across artistic disciplines, including: 
    • Musicians and accompanists
    • Costume, scenic, and lighting designers
    • Photographers, videographers, and filmmakers
    • Intimacy, fight, and stunt directors and coordinators
  • Stage managers and production professionals;
  • Publications, writers, journalists, critics, and dramaturgs;
  • Educational institutions, researchers, scholars, DOE educators, teaching artists and academics
  • Clinics, wellness providers and practitioners;
  • Managers, agents, and publicists; and
  • Dance service organizations, dance administrators, marketers and communications professionals, and service providers.
  • and much, much more! 

If you do not see your role, field, or other identity category represented here or on the Census surveys, please email [email protected]. Within the Census itself, all questions around roles, affiliations, identities, and demographics include an option with a text entry field: "If not listed, please specify:" that allows respondents to self-identify. Write-in self-identification responses provide Dance/NYC with important insights to continually refine its survey frameworks and data reporting.

The Dance Industry Census is for all individual dance workers and dance organizations, businesses, groups, and projects operating in the metropolitan New York City area. This includes:

  • The five boroughs of New York City;
  • Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island;
  • Westchester and Rockland counties in New York; and
  • Hudson and Bergen counties in New Jersey.

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