The International Affiliate membership category is open to dance related institutions outside of the U.S. Members in this category are invited to actively participate in one of several Dance/USA Standing or Ad Hoc Councils depending on their organization’s focus.
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*. International Affiliate 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 an organization’s most recently completed fiscal year and are as follows:
- Up to $100,000: $150/year
- $100,001–200,000: $225/year
- $200,001–500,000: $350/year
- $500,001–1,000,000: $600/year
- $1,000,001 or more: $1,000
*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.
- Subscription to The Spin—a bi-weekly e-newsletter and the Member Bulletin—a monthly listing of jobs, auditions, grants, and other opportunities; organizational members are invited to submit news items and job announcements complimentary for these e-newsletters and to appear on the Dance/USA website*
- Access to the member-exclusive Dance Company Managers/Executive Directors Google Group*
- Visibility on Dance/USA’s website, including a link to your organization’s website
- Quarterly updates on Dance/USA’s activities from Executive Director Amy Fitterer*
- Participation on quarterly Council Calls to connect with your colleagues to discuss current issues and trends in the field*
- Access to a variety of detailed statistics and reports from one of the most active and widely-consulted research departments in the field*
- Professional development workshops on a wide range of topics developed specifically for dance artists and professionals held during the Dance/USA Winter Forum and the Annual Conference; members receive substantially discounted registration rates to attend all Dance/USA convenings*
- Distance Learning Professional Development Opportunities, including webinars, newsletters and topical coaching conference calls!
- Monthly updates on arts funding and policy issues, including timely action alerts when an important issue needs your attention*
- Arm yourself with tools to advocate for dance!
- Join our Dance Advocacy Network to increase the sharing of advocacy information, develop tools and resources for effective dance advocacy, and inspire other citizens to advocate for this wonderful art form. If you have questions about the Network, contact Brendon Gryde, our government affairs director*
o Now that you’re a part of the movement to strengthen dance in America, you need to have your very own pocket-size advocacy resource on dance! Pocket Advocacy is a bi-fold card, the size of a traditional business card, which can be referenced on short notice for quick advocacy facts. To request your Pocket Advocacy today, contact the director of member services*
- A complimentary registration for one staff member from your organization to participate in Arts Advocacy Day, an annual convening of the arts community to advocate for the importance of the arts*
- Membership in the Performing Arts Alliance, the premiere advocacy organization for the not-for-profit performing arts*