Call for Volunteers

Beginning this fall, Dance/NYC invites dance workers, organizations, and entities to the Dance Industry Census Roundtable Discussion Series to capture real life stories from our industry. These in-person events, which run from November 2022 through February 2023, are an opportunity for members of the field to have their unique perspectives recognized and provide the dance community with a better understanding of the size, makeup, health, and state of the dance ecosystem. Data collected from these convenings will help Dance/NYC influence and advocate for meaningful change in policies and practices that directly impact the dance industry, its many workers, and organized entities.

Be a part of this changemaking initiative!
Dance/NYC is excited to offer volunteer opportunities for in-person events. Training is provided for all roles and responsibilities, no previous experience necessary. We are seeking assistance with production, hospitality, registration, and census facilitation, and we need help from talented members of our community like you.

Volunteers for in-person events will receive a Dance/NYC t-shirt and travel stipend.


Open Volunteer Opportunities

Day-Of Volunteers 

  • Shift: 
    • Wednesdays, 3:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.,rotating locations throughout NYC and metropolitan areas
    • Note: May choose one or more from multiple dates
  • Orientation and Training: Day of event, 4:00 p.m. 

Week-Of Volunteers

  • Shifts: 
    • Monday–Tuesday on the week of the event at Dance/NYC’s office (218 E 18th Street, New York NY 10003); 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday events at venue (rotating locations); 3:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    • Note: Choose one or more from multiple weeks
  • Orientation and Training: Mondays at 12:30 p.m. on the week of an event and top of the first shift.

Series Schedule

The series includes in-person events across NYC’s five boroughs and three regional metropolitan areas, plus two virtual-only options. Events take place on Wednesdays, from November 2022 through February 2023, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. ET. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and food will be served from 6–6:30 p.m. ONLY for in-person events. Learn more about the series.

Date Location
November 9, 2022 The Bronx
Mind-Builders Creative Art Center
November 16, 2022 Manhattan
Chelsea Factory
January 11, 2023 Queens
Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC)
operated by Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
January 18, 2023 Brooklyn
RestorationART / The Billie Holiday Theatre Studio
January 25, 2023 Long Island
Eglevsky Ballet
February 1, 2023 Staten Island
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
February 8, 2023 New Jersey
Nimbus Arts Center
February 15, 2023 Upstate New York
Purchase College Dance Theatre Lab

Additional dates and venues are forthcoming.

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Dance/NYC is committed to making its programs accessible to disabled people by hosting opportunities and training in accessible spaces with advance notice. Both disabled and nondisabled volunteers are encouraged to participate. 

Accommodation requests and inquiries can be made by contacting Dance/NYC at 212.966.4452 (voice only) or by email at


Dance/NYC values justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity at all levels of its organization, including its Board, committees, task forces, and staff. Diversity in this context refers to groups and individuals identified by, for instance, race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, status, religion, national origin, marital or partnership status, ancestry, political belief or activity, or status as a veteran. To foster the values of justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity, Dance/NYC seeks participation on its Board, committees, task forces, and staff from individuals who share and hold these values and reflect the diversity of the metropolitan New York City area, with a focus on majority African, Latina/o/x, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) participation and disability and immigrant representation. For a full overview of Dance/NYC’s values on justice, equity, and inclusion and the agendas that inform this work, please refer to Dance.NYC/equity/values.

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