We have the opportunity to work with children and young people in ways that affirm their identities, challenge their taken-for-granted assumptions, and impart a way of being in the world that is compassionate, critical, creative and bound up with a vision for a more just global community.
Sherry B. Shapiro, 2015
The objectives of this research were fourfold:
To gain a better understanding of dance for young audiences (DYA) dissemination across Canada by undertaking a statistical and qualitative analysis of the field
To create a baseline of data from which to map progress and identify gaps in information available going forward
To identify challenges in the dissemination of DYA as well as best practices
To make recommendations that might inform and contribute to sustainable long-term development of the field
The lead on this research initiative is La danse sur les routes (DSR), on behalf of the Alliance of Canadian Dance Networks (ACDN).
Anne Valois and André Courchesne have been mandated by La Danse sur les routes du Québec, on behalf of the Alliance of Canadian Dance Networks, to provide a diagnosis and make recommendations on the dissemination of dance for young audiences (DYA) in Canada. The research aims to:
In order to carry out this mandate, both qualitative and quantitative data were collected. Here is the methodology chosen for this research.