An opportunity to have your say on dance issues and initiatives…

This was sent to me by Amy Martin at Dancexchange:

‘GfK NOP Media are currently working on behalf of some dance organisations with a view to improving the information available for everyone involved in dance – from dancers to choreographers, teachers to students, beginners to enthusiasts, as well as the dance managers, programmers, administrators and group leaders who work to facilitate dance activity at all levels and in all styles. Whatever your involvement in dance, we would love to hear from you.

‘This short survey will take no more than 10 minutes to complete and will directly feed into new initiatives that are being developed for the dance world. We hope you find this survey interesting.’

It’s very interesting – it basically seems to be a consultation exercise for the forthcoming Dance TV. It’s worth the 10 minutes it takes as the questions give you a fair idea of where the initiative might be heading, and you get to comment on the following statement:

“Dance TV is a new broadband channel that aims to be the online home of dance in the UK. The channel is intended for viewers of all ages and for all levels of engagement: dance professionals, teachers, amateur dancers and anyone who simply enjoys watching dance.

Through a rich variety of dance-related content, Dance TV aims to inspire people to engage with dance ā€“ as participants, performers and audience members. At the core of Dance TV will be a wealth of specially commissioned films, ranging from exclusive performances, documentaries, master classes and features about innovations and issues in dance.

There will be many opportunities for audience interaction and viewers will be encouraged to upload their own dance films, whether from theatrical performances, nightclubs, school performances or the street. Dance TV will also highlight major dance events in Britain, creating a connected community of people interested in dance, and launching mass-scale participatory events through that network.

Dance TV will also be a useful resource for everyone involved in the dance profession, from programmers to performers, teachers to students ā€“ offering a central hub for the latest dance news and information, reviews and comment, teaching resources and profiling opportunities.”

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