Dance Heritage Coalition Integration

March 2017

Dance/USA and Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC) announced the integration of DHC’s preservation, archives, and education programs into Dance/USA. The leaders of these two nonprofit organizations, which share a mission to serve and support the dance field, are enthusiastic about the possibilities for collaboration and expanded services that will be created by this partnership.

  •  During 2017 and 2018, Dance/USA and DHC will work together to implement the transition and develop a robust model for integrating programs, resources, and memberships, as well as piloting new joint projects. Dance/USA will launch a peer network for dance archivists which will meet through quarterly conference calls and an in-person gathering at Dance/USA’s annual conferences, ensuring that DHC’s founding mission to promote collaboration and information-sharing in the field will continue. “One of the great advantages of working more closely with Dance/USA will be the increase in opportunities for dance artists and archivists to meet and work together,” said DHC’s acting executive director, Imogen Smith. “DHC has documented the creative potential in collaborations between artists, archivists, and scholars, and we anticipate that this relationship with Dance/USA will catalyze more such collaborations in the future.” To learn more about the integration click here.

April 2017

  • Dance/USA is now welcoming DHC members and those interested in connecting with Dance Heritage Coalition to join Dance/USA in the newly created category of Dance Heritage Affiliates. To learn more about membership click here and here for FAQs

June 2017

  • DHC offered consultations in the smART Bar as well as successfully presented at the Dance/USA conference this year. 

    Ask an Archivist: A Workshop in Preserving Your Legacy

    Presented by Imogen Smith, Genie Guerard and Nena Couch

    DHC Affinity Group Meeting

    L-R - DHC: Genie Guerard, Imogen Smith, Nena Couch, Hedra Packman Dance/USA: Michelle Ramos & Doug Singleton