Is America Forgetting How To Dance?

In a period when audiences for classical music, museums and opera have grown, the dance audience has shrunk. “Between 1993 and 2000, attendance in the United States for large ballet companies (with budgets of more than $6 million) fell by 25 percent. Audiences for mid-sized companies (with budgets that are $6 million or less) dropped 18.7 percent, according to Dance/USA. It is dramatically clear. By all measurements, audiences for ballet are down.”