Brock Dance Research – The Lived Experiences of Performers

We have results to share from our study: “The Lived Experience of Youth Engaged in the Performance Arts.”

This research focuses on exploring the benefits youth gain from engaging in performance arts, specifically in the areas of recreational and competitive dance. We are interested in learning what important life skills young dancers learn through the experiences in performance arts as well as any challenges that the dancers and their families may face while pursuing their performance goals.

The following infographics will give you the highlights:

You can also find the full report below:

Thank you to our incredibly supportive dance industry partners for allowing us to collect data at their venues and to all the dancers, parents and grandparents who took the time to participate!

Study criteria:

  • Dancers between the ages of 8-18 years old and their parents

Visit the Brock Dance Research website for more information.