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Associate Director of Public Affairs and Communications
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058

Canadians Told Us They LOVE to Dance

February 23, 2015

Results from the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council Yes I Dance National Survey

Canadians love to dance! How do we know? We asked. The Canada Council for the Arts, with support from the Ontario Arts Council, conducted the nation-wide  #YesIdance survey with dancers, choreographers and dance teachers across the country. Over 8,100 responded, representing 190 forms of dance.

Survey results revealed

  • Spin the Dance Wheel for stats, facts and videos of the survey’s top 100 dance forms.
  • Read the highlights in the executive summary or the full report.

Share the power of dance

We want Canadians to know why you love to dance. There are many ways to engage:
  • share your dance video
  • put your organization on the largest dance map in the world
  • tell us why dance is important to you on Twitter


The Yes I Dance survey is part of Dance Across Canada, a major research project funded by the Canada Council with financial contributions from the Ontario Arts Council.

For more information:

Myles Warren
OAC Dance and Awards Officer
416-969-7422 | 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7422

Marlene Alt
Project Coordinator
Dance Section, Canada Council for the Arts
1-800-263-5588 ext. 6030