Individual Memberships

The Individual membership category is open to individuals, professional dance artists and students not affiliated with an incorporated organization or creating work in a structure other than the traditional 501(c)3 “company” structure. Artists who are affiliated with an incorporated dance company are encouraged to join as a Dance Company member.

Types of Individual Members: 

Independent Artists and Choreographers 

The Independent Artist/Choreographer membership category is open to professional dance artists not affiliated with an incorporated organization or creating work in a structure other than the traditional 501(c)3 “company” structure. Artists who are affiliated with an incorporated dance company are encouraged to join as a Dance Company member. 

Individuals 

The Individual membership category is open to independent consultants, teaching artists, patrons of dance, and others who wish to keep up with the professional dance field through Dance/USA publications, events, and emails. Professionals who are affiliated with a dance-related organization are encouraged to join as an organization or affiliate member.

Professional Dancers

The Professional Dancer membership category is open to individuals who would claim “dancer” as their profession regardless of other jobs concurrently held. Choreographers should join the Independent Artist/Choreographer membership category. Dancers employed by a dance company member of Dance/USA may have access to some member benefits, because of the dance company’s membership level. Please contact the Membership Department for more information. 

Students

The Student membership category is open to individuals enrolled in high school, a pre-professional program, and/or a two to four year degree program. The student does not need to be in a dance program.

Individual Membership Dues: $85 or $65

Member Benefits

The Dance/USA Choreographic Repository is a platform exclusive to Dance/USA Members to facilitate connections between choreographers and dance managers, agents, presenters, and artistic directors. This platform aims to build collaborative pathways across the field through a database of choreographic works housed in Vimeo.

Leadership & Learning

  • Register for Dance/USA’s Annual Conference at the discounted member rate.

  • Participate in Dance/USA webinars and expand your learning on a specialize topic.* 

  • Attend the Dance Forum, annually held in New York City, just prior to the Association of Performing Arts Professionals Conference.

Research & Information

  • Annually review our Snapshot of the Field and Directory of Not-for-Profit Dance Ensembles.

  • Access data and statistical information.

  • Receive Dance/USA’s THE Spin and Dance/USA Bulletin.

  • Get an in-depth review of key topics in the field-and add your voice-with our online e-journal From the Green Room.

Advocacy

  • Be represented in front of Congress, the White House, and other federal agencies.

  • As a member of Dance/USA, you are also a member of the Performing Arts Alliance; respond to timely action alerts when an important issue needs your attention.

  • Receive monthly updates on arts funding and policy issues.

  • Advocate for dance by joining our Dance Advocacy Network. Contact Dance/USA’s Government Affairs Director to join.

  • Arm yourself with various tools to advocate for dance. 

  • Request complimentary peer consultation letters to obtain visas from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.

  • Receive talking points and assistance with scheduling visits to speak with federally elected officials.

  • Stay informed about federal legislation that directly affects you and your work (i.e., federal funding, tax resolutions, visa policies, etc).

Archiving and Preservation

  • Discounts on Archiving Service