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2022 Dance Industry Census | Individuals

About This Survey

Do you live and/or work within the New York City metropolitan area?
Do you work in dance or does your work intersect with dance?
And are you age 18 or older?

Dance/NYC requests your participation in this Dance Industry Census.  By telling your story and contributing your data alongside other dance workers, you will make an impact. Your input will help shape policies and practices that will provide meaningful change for the dance industry and its many workers. 

Participation is voluntary. Participating may not benefit you directly but it will help Dance/NYC better advocate for and provide resources to support the New York City dance field.

If you agree to participate:

  • You will be taken through a series of questions about how you are involved in dance, your demographics and household, the paid and unpaid work you do and what you and the dance field need to thrive.
  • You will be asked to provide information about the jobs you have held over the last year inside and outside of dance, including your role, wages and payment type (W2, 1099, etc.)  You may want or need to access tax documents to answer these questions.
  • This should take approximately 30-35 minutes of your time, perhaps more if you worked many jobs and need to access financial information.
  • A ‘Save and Continue” feature is available in the survey toolbar (top of webpage) if you would like to save your progress and continue at a later time.  
  • This survey is anonymous. Study findings will be presented only in summary form.  Please note that while Dance/NYC and Webb Mgmt (the project’s research consultant) will keep your information confidential, there are some data security risks inherent in providing information via the internet.  Review Dance/NYC’s privacy policy and data use and protection policy for the study.

By completing this survey you are consenting to participate in this study.

If you are using a screen reader, use keyboard shortcuts to trigger choice options for questions. For more information on the census, accessibility features, or for staff support in completing the survey, please visit Dance.NYC/DanceIndustryCensus, call (212) 966-4452 (voice only), or email us at

©2022 Dance/NYC | This survey instrument is the proprietary information of Dance/NYC.  Any reproduction of the survey for use other than the NYC Dance Industry Census requires the express written permission of Dance/NYC.


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