Advocacy & Visibility

Dance/USA represents the interests of the national dance community before Congress, the White House, and federal agencies. Dance/USA works with the broader arts field to advocate for the development of national arts policies that recognize and strengthen the cultural community's ability to contribute to American life.

Performing Arts Alliance

Dance/USA is a founding member of the Performing Arts Alliance (PAA), a national policy advocate, leadership forum, and learning network for America's nonprofit performing arts organizations, artists, and allies. Through legislative and grassroots action, the PAA advocates for national policies that recognize, enhance, and foster the contributions the performing arts make to the U.S. The PAA "envisions a United States in which the diverse ecology of the performing arts is deeply valued and supported, adequately and equitably resourced, and where participation is accessible to all.All Dance/USA members are members of the PAA.

Action Alerts

Dance/USA periodically emails Action Alerts to our members, with timely messages that make it easy to take action and advocate for policies that impact dance and the performing arts. 

Visit Your Member of Congress

Visiting the DC region? Dance/USA will set up visits with your members of Congress. Dance/USA members can contact the Government Affairs office will coordinate visits to Capitol Hill and provide training on the issues.