Dance as an art form provides expression, celebration, exploration and transformation for all people. Inclusion and equal treatment of all members of the professional dance community are core values of Dance/USA and central to its mission. In achieving core values of equity and inclusion, Dance/ USA is committed to diversity in every aspect of its programming and services. Diversity in this context refers to groups, communities and individuals identified by dance genre or form, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religion, age, or disability status. Inclusion means a commitment to making all members of the professional dance community feel welcome and comfortable at Dance/USA.
Dance/USA is committed to honoring , nurturing and advancing dance through the lens of diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity in all aspects of its programming, services and organization.
Dance/USA demonstrates its commitment to the core values of equity and inclusion in the following ways:
Dance/USA acknowledges the acute need to remove barriers to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of dance groups, dancers, choreographers, and administrative/management staff from historically excluded populations who are currently underrepresented in the professional dance field.