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.
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*. 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.
Membership Dues: $30/year
*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.
- Subscription to The Spin—a bi-weekly e-newsletter and the Member Bulletin—a monthly listing of jobs, auditions, grants, and other opportunities.
Access to the member-exclusive Student Google Group*
- Visibility on Dance/USA’s website.
- Quarterly updates on Dance/USA’s activities from Executive Director Amy Fitterer.
- Access to a variety of detailed statistics and reports from one of the most active and widely-consulted research departments in the field.
- One-on-one consolation with our Director of Research and Information on a research topic of your choice.
- Professional development workshops on a wide range of topics developed specifically for dance artists and professionals held during the Dance/USA's 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 our government affairs director.
- 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.
- Membership in the Performing Arts Alliance, the premiere advocacy organization for the not-for-profit performing arts.
- Representation on Capitol Hill and assistance with scheduling visits to federally elected officials.
- Engage with Dance/USA online by reading From the Green Room: Dance/USA’s eJournal; you too can submit stories and post comments!
- A free associate membership in Fractured Atlas’ Open Arts Network.
- Membership in Actors Federal Credit Union.
- Discounts on Dance/USA publications and Dance/USA's mailing list.
- Discounted hotel rates in 10 major cities through Club Quarters.
- Discounts offered from various partner organizations to attend other conferences, which have in the past included the Arts Reach Arts Marketing and Development Conferences and the Technology in the Arts Conference.