Independent Artists and Choreographers
The Independent Artist/Choreographer membership category is open to professional dance artists not affiliated with an incorporated organization or creating work in a structure other than the traditional 501(c)3 “company” structure. Artists who are affiliated with an incorporated dance company are encouraged to join as a Dance Company member.
To become a member of Dance/USA, simply complete our online form. You will be added to our database, and upon completion of payment, begin receiving member benefits immediately. The Dance/USA membership year runs from July 1 to June 30 (of any given year). Dues for new members joining in the middle of the member 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 membership, Dance/USA's core services, benefits, the application process, or dues payments.
Membership Dues: $100/year
*For new members joining in the middle of the member year, dues are prorated on a quarterly basis. Any payment(s) made on membership dues are non-refundable.
Leadership & Learning
Research & Information
- Annually review our Snapshot of the Field and National Company Roster.
- Access data and statistical information.
- Receive Dance/USA's Spin and Dance/USA Bulletin.
- Get an in-depth review of key topics in the field-and add your voice-with our online e-journal From the Green Room.
- Sign-up for health insurance from Fractured Atlas through Dance/USA’s Open Arts Network partnership.
- Be represented in front of Congress, the White House, and other federal agencies.
- As a member of Dance/USA, you are also a member of the Performing Arts Alliance; respond to timely action alerts when an important issue needs your attention.
- Receive monthly updates on arts funding and policy issues.
- Advocate for dance by joining our Dance Advocacy Network. Contact Dance/USA’s Government Affairs Director to join.
- Arm yourself with various tools to advocate for dance.
- Request complimentary peer consultation letters to obtain visas from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.
- Receive talking points and assistance with scheduling visits to speak with federally elected officials.
- Stay informed about federal legislation that directly affects you and your work (i.e., federal funding, tax resolutions, visa policies, etc).