Dance Forum

The annual Dance Forum brings together a wide variety of individuals working in the dance industry to discuss immediate, field-wide issues. 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. Past topics have covered national trends in funding, the myths and realities of touring, and success stories for inspiring audiences and presenting dance.

2021 Dance Forum

The 2021 Dance Forum, held virtually, explored the field’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, new developments and partnerships that have manifested as a result of the crisis, and most importantly how these factors affected the work of the field and future decisions. 

Forum Programming

Medical experts provided guidance on best practices to keep your communities safe.

Speakers: Heather Herod Cole, Dr. Danielle Ompad, and Dr. Selina Shah

Speakers from the NEA shared new guidelines on how to successfully navigate the upcoming grant cycle.

Speaker: Sara Nash

Organizations that have joined forces shared the unified process of their creative collaborations.

Speakers: Mentong Guan and Denise Saunders-Thompson, Minna Lee & Fox Whitney, & Christopher K. Morgan and Tariq O’Meally.

2021 Dance Forum Guide

Learn about the 2021 Dance Forum programming and speakers. The guide also includes a “Grab & Go” section with resources from the field.

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Thank you to our 2021 Dance Forum Sponsor, LaLa Land Comfy Wear.