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OhioDance supports the Black Lives Matter movement, Anti-Racism and Equity Assurance.
May 2020: Our national and global communities are responding to and demanding action toward injustices; dismantling racism and a white supremacy culture. OhioDance supports the Black Lives Matter movement and a promise for racial justice. OhioDance will continue our mission and commits to advocating for healthy organizational environments that do not tolerate harassment of any kind, racism, homophobia or abuse of power. United, we champion a just and equitable culture where individuals have supportive pathways to speak up.
OhioDance is dedicated to ensuring equity for all races, genders, orientations, and beliefs. OhioDance may take any actions deemed appropriate by the Board of Trustees to further this commitment.
Actions: In response, OhioDance (OD) has developed an Anti-Racism and Equity Assurance Committee. The Anti-Racism and Equity Assurance Committee is dedicated to ensuring equity for all races, genders, orientations, and beliefs, related to constituents, members, partners and vendors. This committee will work with all OD’s committees: Development & Fundraising, Education & Engagement, Festival, Marketing and Membership to guarantee accountability.
Our efforts are intentional, inclusive and statewide in reach. OhioDance has developed a resource list to be shared with the community. Virtual sessions will be available soon and open to the general public.
Resources on Anti-Racism and Equity compiled by OhioDance
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Dance Studio Reopening Information
Ohio Instruction Studio/Schools/Companies – Reopening Health/Safety Guidelines
- Dance/USA Task force on Dancer Health https://www.danceusa.org/informational-papers
COVID-19 FAQ for Dancers and Dance Companies Returning to the Studios
- The CDC has issued Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Schools, and Homes.
Johns Hopkins-Peabody Covid Plans Dance and Music 7-9-20
- The Event Safety Alliance has issued a Reopening Guide
Due to Covid-19 many events are cancelled and have moved virtual. Resources will be shared as they come available. Go to the Resources tab and find listings on the Performance Calender and Classes & Workshops
OhioDance works diligently to advocate at every level of government and in every community about the impact dance has on the state’s economy, and also the impact it has on quality of life and educational attainment.
OhioDance offers festivals, conferences, educational resources, performance opportunities, professional networking and a comprehensive website.
OhioDance is committed to honoring, nurturing and advancing dance through the lens of justice, inclusion and equal opportunity in all aspects of its programming, services and organization.
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