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First Data Analysis of the Chicagoland Dance Sector Since 2002 Reveals Growth and Challenges

A new report, Mapping the Dance Landscape in Chicagoland, released today by Candid (formerly Foundation Center and GuideStar), Sustain Arts, and See Chicago Dance demonstrates a 97 percent increase in the number of dance studios and schools and a 23 percent increase in the number of dance-makers from 2002 to 2016. The study revisits the seminal Dance/USA research published in 2002 and synthesizes data about dance organizations, funding, and participation.


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