Mission Driven, Member Centered: Celebrating 40 Years of Service

Dance/USA is celebrating 40 years of service to the national dance ecosystem!

We are looking forward to spending our anniversary year with the dance artists and dance workers who make the beauty of this artform come alive each and every day. Throughout the next year, we invite you to join in the festivities of our milestone birthday in a number of engaging ways. Learn more about how YOU may be a part of celebrating our 40th birthday with us!

Connect with a Colleague

Celebrate by joining your colleagues from across the country in-person for Dance/USA Connect: Denver, August 17-19! With this event, Dance/USA is offering dance artists and dance professionals the opportunity to convene for exciting multi-day programming featuring invaluable networking opportunities, inspiring professional development sessions, and skill-building workshops.

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Dance/USA Connect: Denver
August 17-19

Join us in the breathtaking “Mile High City” surrounded by gorgeous mountain views for a convening grounded in archiving and preservation. Programming will include sessions about building, maintaining, and animating dance archives, succession planning, safeguarding organizational legacy, and opportunities for one on one consultations with archivists.

Honor a Colleague

We invite you to mark our milestone anniversary by donating $40 for our 40th birthday in the name of an artist, colleague, dancer, friend, or mentor. Celebrate those who have made an impact on your work or your career!  

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To honor a colleague as part of Dance/USA’s 40th anniversary, please make a gift in the amount of $40, $400, or $4,000 at the link below and include who you would like to uplift.

Stanford Makishi in honor of

Renee Szall

Mollie Haven Miller in honor of

40th Anniversary!

Jim Leija in honor of

Kellee Edusei

Jerron Herman in honor of

40th Anniversary!

Katie Moore-Derkits in honor of

Kun-Yang Lin

Malik Robinson in honor of

Tom Robinson

Stanford Makishi in honor of

Johanna Tschebull

Francine Sheffield in honor of

40th Anniversary

Abdo Sayegh-Rodriguez in honor of

Kellee Edusei

Stanford Makishi in honor of

Becky Ferrell

Holly Bass in honor of

40th Anniversary!

Nikki Estes in honor of

40th Anniversary!

Stanford Makishi in honor of

Hallie Chametzky

Shane Fernando in honor of

Kellee Edusei

Stanford Makishi in honor of

Shanice Mason

Anne Huang in honor of

40th Anniversary

Nancy MacKay in honor of

40th Anniversary

Stanford Makishi in honor of

Imogen Smith

Malik Robinson in honor of

Tom Robinson

Karen Charles in honor of

40th Anniversary!

Roger Kluge in honor of

40th Anniversary!

Stanford Makishi in honor of

Jessica Denson

Cathy Edwards in honor of

Amy Fitterer

Stanford Makishi in honor of

Casey McEnelly

Felicia Rosenfeld in honor of

Mara Greenberg

Courtney Burke in honor of

40th Anniversary!

Stanford Makishi in honor of

Tony Shivers

Michele Scanlan in honor of

Anne-Camille Hersh

Stanford Makishi in honor of

Catherine Caldwell

Winifred Haun in honor of

Claire Bataille

Cathy Edwards in honor of

Indira Goodwine

Stanford Makishi in honor of

Kellee Edusei

Rhetta Shead in honor of

40th Anniversary!

C.C. Conner in honor of

Linda Shelton

Cathy Edwards in honor of

Sara Nash

Kathy Brown in honor of

40th Anniversary!

C.C. Conner in honor of

D. David Brown

Denise Pate in honor of

Dr. Zak Diouf

C.C. Conner in honor of

Rena Shagan

Linda Yudin in honor of

Srishti Prabha

C.C. Conner in honor of

Kathy Brown

Celia Fushille in honor of

40th Anniversary!

C.C. Conner in honor of

Dick Caples

Marlana Doyle in honor of

Kerry Jackson

C.C. Conner in honor of

Glenn McCoy

    Network and Learn From Your Colleagues

    Join Dance/USA and connect with your national dance industry peers!  We are celebrating this monumental birthday by welcoming first time members with a special offer between May 1 and August 31. Individual dance artists are able to join Dance/USA for $40 and dance organizations can join at 40% off of the original membership fee.

    About Dance/USA
    Established in 1982, Dance/USA is the national service organization for professional dance, serving a broad cross-section of the dance ecosystem. Learn more about our vision, mission, programs, and core values here. 

    Questions? We’d Love to Hear From You!