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Enriching the industry is one of Dance Wire’s core missions. We have established the following resources to help companies, studios and individual dancers develop and thrive.
 

A Curated Community Forum

Got a dance related question, concern or topic? Great, submit it to the forum! Ask what the best ticketing/donation tracking system is for a company your size, ask the going-rate for choreographing a flash mob, offer up your space for rehearsals ... let the community help you. Just be sure to keep your posts courteous and helpful. Connect...
 

Featured Artists and Organizations

Nothing wrong with a little recognition every now and then! With so many amazing things going on in the Portland/Vancouver area we want to show off the unique ideas, stories and accomplishments of our dancers and dance organizations. Not only a resource for locals, but for visitors and those interested at catching a glimpse inside! Get inspired...
 

A Health Care Network for Dancers!

Hands down this is a topic that comes up often in the dance world. Dancers are notoriously underinsured and rarely at an income level that assures they can get treatement as needed. Dancers also have unique physical demands and need to work with practitioners who both understand their needs and are able to help them achieve their goals. Dance Wire has compiled a network of health practitioners that specifically meet the needs of dancers and are each individually dedicated to the dance community. Stay healthy, stay dancing...
 

Dance Community Conversations

Dance Wire will be hosting a variety of discussions on topics relevant to the dance community. Members will be invited to attend as well as submit a topic they would like to hear about. Check out the next discussion on the calendar and join the network for your invitation...
 

The Refinery

The Refinery is a unique opportunity for Dance Wire members to show works in progress and receive feedback from peers in an informal social setting. The Dance Access Committee organizes this event twice a year. Learn about upcoming events...
 

Citywide Dance Audition

Every spring Dance Wire collaborates with Portland Area Theatre Alliance to host a Citywide Dance Audition. The goal in collaborating on this project is that dancers will consider new possibilities in the theatre world, and that self-described “non-dancers” will be exposed to some innovative ways their talents might fit into the many dance opportunities available in Portland.We are very interested in breaking barriers between dance genres and expanding the opportunities for dancers of all levels. Get discovered...