The Dance Company membership category is open to dance companies of all sizes and genres that meet the following criteria:
*If you do not meet any of the above criteria, you may still be eligible for membership. Please contact the director of member services via email or at 202.833.1717 for more information. Dance companies located outside of the United States are encouraged to join as International Affiliate members.
The administrative and artistic leaders of dance company members are invited to actively participate in one of the several Dance/USA Standing Councils with representation and voting rights on the Board of Trustees. Chief administrators are assigned to a Managers Council depending on their organization’s budget size, while artistic directors are assigned to an Artists Council depending on their dance genre.
To become a member of Dance/USA, simply fill out our online form. You will be added to our database and begin receiving member benefits immediately. The Dance/USA membership year runs from July 1 to June 30. Dues for new members joining in the middle of the year will be pro-rated on a quarterly basis*. Dance Company members may choose to establish a payment plan for their membership dues. All memberships are renewable annually on July 1 and dues are invoiced during the month of May. Please contact the director of member services with any questions regarding the membership program and benefits, the application process, or dues payments.
Dues are calculated based on the operating revenue from a company’s most recently completed fiscal year, which can be found on line 12 of your most recent Form 990 or line 9 of your most recent Form 990-EZ, and are as follows:
*For new members joining in the middle of the year, dues are prorated on a quarterly basis. Any payment(s) made on membership dues are non-refundable.
Benefits marked with an * are extended to all permanent employees of the organization. Employees should contact the director of member services to inquire about any of these benefits.
Leadership & Learning
Research & Information
Advocacy & Visibility
Benefits marked with an * are extended to all permanent employees and dancers (when applicable) of the organization. Employees should contact Kellee Edusei, Director of Member Services, to inquire about any of these benefits.