How to get more women in the dance studio workforce
Fox News reports that the number of women in dance studios nationwide has increased from 8% in 2016 to nearly 13% in 2018.
According to data from the Dance Studio Institute, more than 10,000 dance studios have opened across the country since the institute’s inception in 2016.
“The number of dancers who are women has risen by more than 100% in the last six years, according to data provided by the Dance Lab Institute, and is currently at 8.7% in 2017,” the institute said.
Dance studios have become a place for women to hone their skills in both dancing and performing.
And for the most part, that is true.
In a 2017 study, Dance Lab founder and CEO Kelly McBride told ABC News, “It’s a very inclusive environment, where the women who are dancing are not just doing the choreography, they are also the dance teachers, the dancers, the teachers, and the support people.”
The study’s findings echo many of the statistics that women are increasingly being recognized as a vital part of dance studios.
In 2018, DanceLab reported that women comprised 23% of dancers in its dance studios, and 31% of staff.
In 2019, the institute added that it has seen a significant increase in female dance instructors.
In 2020, the number one performer in DanceLab’s studios was a female dancer.
DanceLab recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.
It has grown to become one of the largest dance studios in the country, with more than 1,500 employees, more and more people taking dance classes online, and more than 50,000 dancers who can now be seen dancing in the studio.
Dance Lab has become a model for other dance studios to follow.
In fact, Dance Labs has created more than 500 dance studios across the U.S. and around the world, according a recent study by the University of Chicago.
It is important to note that DanceLab, as well as other dance companies, does not provide any funding to support the growth of dance schools and dance studios like it does to Dance Lab.
The dance studios and schools that exist in the United States are funded entirely by the dancers themselves.
For example, the UConn Dance Lab is funded entirely through donations and donations from members.
In addition to funding dancers, DanceLabs employees are also responsible for teaching them dance lessons.
“I am extremely fortunate to have dancers from all over the world who have come to me for help and guidance,” DanceLab CEO Kelly said in a statement.
“They have helped me build a dance studio that now has a world-class facility that is 100% accessible to anyone who is interested in learning and practicing dance.
And I am extremely proud of the dancers we have helped.
It’s been a privilege to work with them.”
ABC News’ Matt Breen contributed to this report.