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Shoshana Wasser

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Call for Participation Study Examines Social Impact of Dance

November 20, 2015

Dance schools, studios, companies, presenters and service organizations are invited to take a survey to provide insight into the way dance impacts Canadians. Launched by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), the survey attempts to answer some of the following questions:

  • How does dance benefit a society, a community or a particular group within a community?
  • How can dance be an instrument for positive change (mental, physical, spiritual) for individuals within our society?
  • Where is our biggest impact on the well-being of Canadians?

Please take 15 minutes to fill out the survey.
The deadline to respond to the survey is December 7, 2015.

We also ask that you forward this message to your contacts to help us reach as many potential respondents as possible. Survey results will only be shared in summary and never in connection with the identity of individual organizations.

Background Information

This survey is the final stage of a major research project aimed at getting a clearer picture of Canada’s full dance ecosystem, and its social and economic impacts. Dance Across Canada was launched in 2010, and has resulted in the creation of the world's largest Dance Map, followed by the Dance Wheel, a visual guide to the 100 most popular dance forms in Canada, and the Yes I Dance survey, taken by over 8,000 dance practitioners across Canada. Dance Across Canada is funded by the Canada Council with additional financial contribution from the Ontario Arts Council.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the survey, please email dancesurvey@ekos.com or call 1-800-388-2873.