USC Annenberg


You are invited to participate in a research study conducted by Sasha Anawalt at the University
of Southern California because you are a member of the Los Angeles dance community and are
aged 18 and up. Research studies include only people who voluntarily choose to take part. This
document explains information about this study. You should ask questions about anything that is
unclear to you.


This research study aims to understand the demographics and characteristics of the dance
community, including dancers, choreographers, dance educators and artistic directors, working in
Los Angeles county. This study is funded in part by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.


If you agree to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete an online survey at which is anticipated to take about 15 minutes.


There will be an option for participants to be entered into one of four drawings for $250 and one
drawing for a pair of tickets to the Los Angeles Music Center by entering their name and email
address at the end of the survey. The drawings will be held by April 6, 2015, with the exact date
to be announced via the website. Winners will be alerted via email. The money awards will be
given in the form of a check from the Dance Resource Center. The pair of tickets is to for Tania
Perez-Salas Compania de Danza on May 15 and is valued at $120 ($60 each).


Your alternative is to not participate. Your relationship with your employer or the dance
community will not be affected whether or not you participate in this study.


If you are interested in participating in the drawing, you will be asked to provide your name and
email address at the end of the survey. Your name will be announced at the drawing if you are a
winner. Identifiers will be destroyed at the completion of the drawing. If you do not want your
name publicized, you should not enter the drawing.
Otherwise, no identifiable information will be collected.

The anonymous data collected will be visible in real time on as a
resource for the community, and may be used for future research studies or journalistic activities.
No identifiers will be visible on the website. If you do not want your data to appear on or used in future studies or journalistic activities, you should not

The members of the USC Annenberg School For Communication And Journalism research team,
and the University of Southern California’s Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) may
access the data. The HSPP reviews and monitors research studies to protect the rights and
welfare of research subjects.

When the results of the research are published or discussed in conferences, no identifiable
information will be used.


If you have any questions or concerns about the research, please feel free to contact Sasha
Anawalt at

If you have questions, concerns, or complaints about your rights as a research participant or the
research in general and are unable to contact the research team, or if you want to talk to someone
independent of the research team, please contact the University Park Institutional Review Board
(UPIRB), 3720 South Flower Street #301, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0702, (213) 821-5272 or