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 Director of Member Services for more information. 

Member Benefits

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 Services