DONATE TO OUR ECONOMIC IMPACT PROJECT HERE.
The Arizona Dance Coalition is conducting a survey to determine the ECONOMIC IMPACT of the DANCE INDUSTRY in Arizona for the year 2019. Both ‘for profit’ and ‘nonprofit’ dance businesses and freelance artists are asked to complete the survey. Businesses that predominantly make their income from dance, i.e, costume designers/manufacturers, sales reps, presenters, authors, photographers, media specialists, etc., may also complete a survey.
The results of the survey will not only provide job numbers — the focus of most economic impact studies, but will present a fair, more accurate representation of our contribution in the ‘fine arts/performing arts’ category in Arizona.
All information will be kept CONFIDENTIAL and will not be shared with anyone except those involved in the statistical analysis. Only total amounts will be reported publicly by income and expense categories, business types, and occupations.
THANK YOU GIFT
After completing your survey, you will be directed to a page to select a GIFT — DANCING ENRICHES ARIZONA LIVES printed DANCE POSTER of your choice (5 choices) — as a token of our appreciation for completing the survey(s) and participating in this project. If you are one of those who wear many hats, you may find that you can complete all three surveys and collect three posters! You could potentially be self-employed (freelance artist), an employee (of a dance business/studio), and run a dance company (organization)!
Arizona Dance Coalition (ADC) commissioned a poster by muralist and portrait artist Alejandra Trujillo. Alejandra incorporated four dancers into our beautiful landscape inspired by images of: Indigenous Enterprise Hoop dancer, Viva Ballet Folklorico dancer Breanna Gonzalez, Flamenco dancer Yumi La Rosa, and Viva Dia de los Muertos dancer Hayley Ulrich.
ADC member Ron Brewer (Ron Brewer Images) donated four stunning images of Ricardo Santoes, Kate Loxtercamp, Alison Remmers, and Arianna Martin.
You will get to PICK ONLY ONE (one per survey). If you would like additional posters, you will have a chance to COMMENT at the end of the Order Form (link to the Order Form is at the end of the survey).
DRAWINGS FOR PRIZES
Your name will also be automatically entered into a DRAWING (upon submission of your survey) to be held after the survey comes to an end: February 28, Monday, midnight.
ELECTRONIC DRAWING: March 1, Tuesday, 6 pm.
There will be a special EARLY BIRD DRAWING for those on the AZ Dance Professionals List on January 10!
We have some ‘early bird’ prizes: tickets to LET THE CROWS COME on January 13 (Arizona Arts Live/Stevie Eller Dance Theatre) and January 15 (Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts). Plus some other prizes, too. We’ll keep you posted.
Partners in our project have made generous prize donations valued at over $5500. You can view the donors and prizes (as of 12/13/2021) at the bottom of this post.
There are three types of surveys. Select the surveys that fit your dance business. For some, you may have to complete two surveys: self-employed & employee. The completion goes smoothly and quickly if you have your ‘expense worksheets’ and ‘rosters’ (if you teach) on hand. If you have questions about which survey to select, email Krystyna Parafinczuk, Project Manager: gro.noitilaoCecnaDzAnull@anytsyrK. CLICK ON THE TITLE and it will take you to the SURVEY. But first, take a moment to read the rest of this page, learn why this is an important project, and check out the prizes!
SELF-EMPLOYED/SOLE PROPRIETOR: (est. 20 minutes) freelance artists (IRS Form 1099) / business with one employee (IRS Form W-2)
EMPLOYEE: (est. 14 minutes) dancers, public/private/charter school educators (includes colleges/universities), dance studio educators/choreographers (IRS Form W-2)
ORGANIZATION (est. 21 minutes) (for profit, nonprofit, teams/groups): dance companies, dance studios/schools, colleges/universities, dancewear/design businesses, and dance teams/groups (paid/nonpaid)
The Dance Industry in Arizona lacks data, and data is key to evaluate and determine the importance and value of our industry when compared to others in the performing arts and fine arts/arts & culture — the two major reporting categories. In March of 2021, the Arizona Commission on the Arts released an article on the contribution of Arts and Culture to Arizona’s economy in 2019:
$10.87* BILLION | 2.9%* share of the total AZ economy | 89,033* employed in the arts | $5.6* billion arts worker compensation
What percentage of these numbers belongs to the Dance Industry?
WE HAVE NO IDEA.
Dance service organizations in other parts of the country have also been conducting surveys to collect data for these reasons:
- DATA is needed for fundraising (grants), decision-making, planning and growth.
- DATA is needed to ‘create a visual’ and tell stories; provide fair representation in AZ ‘arts’ reporting.
- DATA tells us how and where we spend our money and how many JOBS we have created and supported.
- DATA tells us how many students we are teaching and citizens we are serving.
- DATA tells us about who ‘we are’ and ‘how we are doing’ as well.
Be INVESTED in the RESULTS.
Be a STAKEHOLDER.
CLICK on one of the SURVEYS above and START PROVIDING DATA!
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DRAWING PRIZES valued at over $5500!
YOU can be a WINNER!
EARLY BIRD DRAWING on January 10 for those on the AZ DANCE PROFESSIONALS LIST.
We sincerely thank these major donors who are partnering with us on this important project. Here are their prizes:
Ten vouchers for two tickets each voucher (Bronze level – each ticket is valued at $89) to Ballet Arizona’s upcoming performances. Total value $1,780.
13 vouchers (2 tickets each) to performances with a total value of $958
Ashwini Ramaswamy: LET THE CROWS COME, January 15, 8 pm
4 vouchers (2 tickets each) valued at $104/voucher
DORRANCE DANCE, March 25, Friday 8 pm
4 vouchers (2 tickets each) valued at $98/voucher
DANCING WITH THE UNIVERSE | Native Style, May 7, Saturday, 7 pm
5 vouchers (2 tickets each) valued at $30/voucher
$540 valued Studio Photo Shoot includes 4 retouched, digital images by Ron Brewer Images. Studio is located in Surprise.
Three Gift Certificates (2 tickets each) with a Total Value of approximately $390.
- Gift Certificate for 2 to any Arizona Arts Live Season Program, February-May 2022.
- Ashwini Ramaswamy: LET THE CROWS COME, January 13, 7:30 pm (Stevie Eller Dance Theatre)
- Dorrance Dance, April 2, 2022, 8 pm (Centennial Hall)
Finished Birch XL Travel Board valued between $445 – $585
StreetLine Travel Board XL, for more space with the same easy portability as our original travel board: the floor folds in half and comes with handles for carrying. This Sprung Birch floor has plenty of space for one dancer and comes pre-finished with our durable StreetLine Urethane. Foam blocks adhered to the underside of our resilient wood panels absorb landing forces and return energy, protecting your body and extending your career. The sound quality and resilience are top-notch. You’ll hear every nuance on this board. NOTE: This floor is not designed for hoofers, tap dancers practicing advanced steps, or Irish dancers wearing shoes with metal taps. Follow the O’Mara link to learn more.
- APOLLA Ultimate Kit valued up $120
- 4 Certificates for a pair of Apollo Socks & Mesh Bag – each valued between $34-38.
Dancing Fair has donated $200 towards a pair of tap shoes or boots! Matthew A Schroepfer C.Ped., The Fair Inc., Dancing Fair/MDM, 2260 Terminal Road, Roseville MN 55113 | 651-631-1415 | www.dancingfair.com
Large AMP TAP BOARD valued at $125. This board is a 12-lb sprung maple floor board supported by high density foam. This board also has a cut-out handle for easy portability. Standard Board Dimensions: 3’ x 4’ x 2” NOTE: Boards are bare Birchwood. Most dancers prefer it ‘as is’ for sound purposes, but you may coat it and personalize with stickers, designs/logos, mottos, etc.
Five Vouchers (2 tickets each voucher) to WHAT PROBLEM? Bill T Jones / Arnie Zane Company. Valued at $200. April 2, 2022, Saturday 7 pm.
Karen Schupp is donating three of her books, custom autographed for the winner, with a value of $150!
Human Kinetics is donating two books to one winner with a total value of $84 plus shipping!
- Attention and Focus in Dance: $ 45 for print | by Ali Duffy, supports dancers in honing the skills of attention, focus and self-cueing. Readers will learn about attentional challenges; discover advanced strategies for teaching, self-coaching and cueing; unlock their power reserves and release their dance potential.
- Careers in Dance: $39 for print | by Clare Guss-West, explores the expanding opportunities in dance in various settings and with a variety of focuses, including performance, choreography, and competition. It helps dancers pinpoint their passions and strengths and equips them to forge fulfilling careers in dance.
A Gift Certificate for 2 Tickets to select “Webb Center Presents” events during the 2021-2022 season. Value $90. Expires 4/30/22.
Gift Certificate for 2 tickets good for any “TCA Presents Spring Performance” through April 30, 2022. Total value $70.
More PRIZES to come!