Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Dance Industry Census Roundtable Discussion: Upstate New York


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Are you making dance happen in NYC?

Dance/NYC invites dance workers, organizations, and entities to join us for the Dance Industry Census Roundtable Discussion Series to capture real life stories from our industry. Your participation 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. Data collected will be analyzed by Dance/NYC and presented in aggregate form in Dance/NYC’s State of NYC Dance research report, to be published in Fall 2023.


Where: Purchase College Dance Theatre Lab, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577

When: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. ET. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for food, check-in, and networking. Food will only be served from 6–6:30 p.m.

Registration: Registration is required. All conversations are free and open to the public. Limited capacity, entrance granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration will close at 3:00 p.m. on the day of the event. On-site registration will be available. If you need assistance with registration, please email

COVID-19 Safety: Masks and proof of vaccination/or proof of negative test results are required. Learn more about Dance/NYC’s COVID policy.


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Purchase College Dance Theatre Lab is an accessible venue.

ASL logo  ASL interpretation provided by SignNexus
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All venues are accessible and in-person venues are designated sanctuary spaces for the duration of the events. Learn more about Dance/NYC’s sanctuary space practice.

The Metro-North train, along with ground transportation, is available to travel to the venue. Parking is also available on site.

  • Take the Harlem Line from Grand Central to White Plains station (Accessible route). 
    • Then, Uber/Lyft/Cab to Lincoln Ave on Purchase College Campus (Conservatory is behind NYU Stern Westchester Campus)
  • Take the Stamford Line from Grand Central to Port Chester station (Accessible route). 
    • Then, Uber/Lyft/Cab to Lincoln Ave on Purchase College Campus (Conservatory is behind NYU Stern Westchester Campus)

Venue Entrance
The entrance to Purchase College Campus is 735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, NY 10577. The campus loops into a large circle with an East Loop and West Loop. After entering the campus, take the East Loop around the College Athletic Field, SUNY Gymnasium, and Alumni Villages 1, 5, 6, and 3. Take a left on Lincoln Ave. After Cottage Avenue, a Parking Lot is available on the left, and slightly further down on the right is the entrance to the NYU Stern Westchester Campus/Purchase Conservatory of Dance. 

The building is located behind NYU Stern Westchester and the Purchase Natural Sciences Building. Attendees will take the door closest to the parking lot and Lincoln Ave to enter the Dance Theatre Lab. Power doors are not available at this venue, but all doors will be propped open or operated by an event volunteer.

Navigating the Venue
The event will be held on the ground floor of Purchase Conservatory of Dance in the Dance Theatre Lab (DTL). The entrance into the event space will be the house right single door around the corner from the check-in desk. There are no stairs, elevators, or significant thresholds to navigate. Gender-inclusive and wheelchair accessible restrooms are available behind the theatre, and a water fountain is located down the corridor past the check-in desk. Rooms are lit by fluorescent lights. Dance/NYC staff and volunteers will be on site to guide attendees to the appropriate space(s). 

Food and Drink
Food will be served at this event, with vegetarian and gluten-free options. For hygiene and care, food will only be served between 6–6:30 p.m. and the food area will be separate from the event room to ensure continuous mask wearing during the roundtable discussion. 

Event Accessibility

  • Media slides and graphics will be visually described by presenters followed by group table discussions.
  • Clear masks will be provided to all participants to assist with lip reading during discussion.
  • ASL interpreters will be made available to deaf/Deaf attendees at a designated table.
  • Attendees will be provided with printed materials to take notes if desired, but oral participation will be sufficient to contribute to the discussion.
  • Child care and health care are not available for this event. 
  • Due to the live participatory nature of the event, recordings of roundtable discussions will not be made available for future public reference. 

Access Requests
If you require additional reasonable accommodation, please contact the Dance/NYC Programs Team at least two weeks prior to the event via email at or call (212) 966-4452 (voice only). Dance/NYC will try to accommodate requests made after this deadline but cannot guarantee the availability of access providers less than two weeks prior to the event.


The purpose of this event is to learn about and record aspects of the experiences of attendees through facilitated conversation. By participating in any of the roundtable discussions you consent to have your contributions — shared orally or in written notes — to be used anonymously by Dance/NYC for research purposes including for our research reports, research presentations and analyzed data made publicly available for use by the sector. The conversations from each event will be audio recorded and notes will be taken for data analysis and archiving purposes by Dance/NYC’s research team only. Your name will not be shared or attached to any input you provide. A detailed informed consent form will be given to you to review and sign during the event. If you have further questions about how the data will be used please write to

Dance/NYC’s Dance. Workforce. Resilience. Initiative is made possible, in part, by leadership support from the Mellon Foundation, New York Community Trust, Doris Duke Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation and a coalition of general operating support funders, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

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Dance/NYC's Dance Industry Census Roundtable Discussion Series is made possible, in part, by support from Con Edison.

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Dance/NYC seeks partners and speakers with a variety of viewpoints for its events with the goal of generating discussion. The inclusion of any partner or speaker does not constitute an endorsement by Dance/NYC of that partner's or speaker's views.

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