Dance Forum

The annual Dance Forum brings together a wide variety of individuals working in the dance industry to connect with peers and discuss immediate, field-wide issues. The Forum takes place each January as a pre-conference event during the Association of Performing Arts Professionals conference in New York City. Past topics have covered national trends in funding, the myths and realities of touring, success stories for inspiring audiences and presenting dance, and more recently, in 2019, dance advocacy, regional dance touring initiatives, and next-wave of dance leadership.

Join us for the 2020 Dance Forum at APAP!
Friday, January 10, 2020
New York Hilton Midtown 
1335 Avenue of the Americas | NY, NY

During the Dance Forum, Dance/USA also provides updates on upcoming programs, new research initiatives, membership, and more. Dance Forum is free and open to the entire dance community; APAP registration is not required.

Click here to learn more about the 2020 speakers!

subject to change

Networking and Coffee starting at 8:45am; while supplies last

PART I: Dance Touring Today
PART II: Dancemaking and Community Building

Special Updates from Dance/USA
Closing Remarks

This forum will present opportunities for Q&A, networking, and dialogue with peers and speakers in both large and small group conversations. 

Questions? Please contact Dance/USA.

Photo: Florianne Jalac

Dance/USA is grateful to Andrew Delicata, Dance/USA Agents, Managers, Producers & Promoters Council Chair, and Kristopher McDowell, founder & consultant, KMP Artists, for their guidance and shaping of the 2020 Dance Forum programming.