‘Yes, I Dance’ Survey
You’ve probably already heard about The Dance Mapping study and the ‘Yes, I Dance’ Survey, developed by the Canada Council, in consultation with many other groups, in an effort to quantify the massive reach and impact that dance, in all its forms, has across the country. All dancers, choreographers and teachers over 16 years of age are invited to participate.
Additionally, recent census info says cultural demographics in Canada are changing drastically –> we are moving towards cultural plurality. It is forecasted that in the next 25 years we will cease to exist as a culture with a majority population and many smaller visible minorities. Instead, we will exist as a nation with multiple, equally distributed cultural groups. So, CC is trying to map who, what, where, when and why people dance so they can build strong, intelligent, rationale arguments for funding dance in the future.