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DANCER Membership - Advance Your Career

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Surviving as a dance artist can be tough. DANCER Membership to Dance Wire keeps you healthy, connected, and up-to-date on opportunities, discounts and more!

$25 /Year

*Members Only Newsletter

Be the first to know about discounts, jobs, collaborations and upcoming Dance Wire events. Check out a sample newsletter here to see what you're missing out on!

*Discounts

Too many shows, classes, workshops, professional development opportunities - too little time and money? We have partnered up with Dance Wire COMPANY Members and Community Partners to offer discounts to all those things. Sometimes we even score some FREE tickets to give away! Make sure you are getting the newsletter to receive discounts or log in to see discount codes directly on the Calendar and Find a Class pages.

*Job Board

Yeah, it's true, most of us have to find a way to make a living in addition to our creative endeavors, but hopefully, it can at least be dance related! We post as many opportunities as we can find like - dance teaching jobs, paid gigs, admin work for dance nonprofits, studio managers, whatever we can find.

*Health Network Directory of Providers

Hands down health is a topic that comes up often in the dance world. Dancers are notoriously underinsured and rarely at an income level that assures they can get treatment as needed. Dancers also have unique physical demands and need to work with practitioners who both understand their needs and are able to help them achieve their goals. Dance Wire has compiled a network of health practitioners that specifically meet the needs of dancers and are each individually dedicated to the dance community.

*Citywide Dance Audition

Every April Dance Wire hosts a Citywide Dance Audition. Dancers learn choreography in various styles of dance then present to auditors seeking new talent or just seeing who is out there. Auditors can be independent choreographers, company directors, casting directors, talent scouts, basically anyone who may need to hire dancers.

*DANCER members get a big discount on registration plus an early registration window.

Buzz Builder Happy Hour

Stay connected. Join us for our quarterly informal happy hours where you can network, promote, and socialize with others in the dance community. At this casual event, you are bound to see new faces and likely to discover new opportunities! Free and open to all.

COMPANY Membership - Expand Your Audience

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For the sake of being concise, we chose the word COMPANY to refer to dance companies, dance studios, independent choreographers, instructors who have their own brand/following, dance presenters... Basically, if you are interested in the COMPANY member benefits (and your work is dance related)* - you qualify! Dance Wire is a website about promoting dance. Whether it be dance for fun, fitness, or artistic pursuit. If you have any question as to if your company qualifies as dance, please contact our Member Services Coordinator Kate

In order to make membership as accessible to everyone from the emerging to the established, our membership is on a sliding scale based on annual budget.

$50 - annual budget less than $10,00
$100 annual budget $10,001 - $100,000
$150 annual budget $100,001+

*List in Find a Class Directory

Be sure you are on the Portland dance map! COMPANY Members can list on the Find a Class directory so people can find you. You will also be eligible to be featured in the Find a Class Blog.

*Add Events to the Calendar

As a COMPANY member you can add events to our calendar all year long. Each month we create a mini calendar of what's coming up that is shared on our newsletter, social media as well as sent to Community Partners like Travel Portland. The best way to have your events seen by a broader audience!

*Include Show Trailers in Performance Previews

When you add your event to the Calendar, be sure to include a promo video so we can add it to our Performance Previews. Just like a movie trailer, it gives potential new audience members a chance to browse for something that interests them.

*Promote on Find a Class Blog

Have a class you want to feature? As a COMPANY Member  you can invite our Director or one of our volunteers to come out to do a Find a Class video/article promo on it. Our goal is to show a fly on the wall perspective of classes featuring various, styles, level and ages. Contact our Director Emily Running to get it set up.

*Be Featured

COMPANY Members are eligible to be highlighted on our Features page. We do about one feature a month. First sign up for membership, then contact Emily to get added to the list.

*Download Press List, Templates, and Guides

Let's face it, we are not all marketing experts because there's a lot to keep up with! This resource has multiple parts - a list of press outlets you can send press releases to (updated annually with contact changes at each publication), a template for a press release, as well as a guide to best practices (each media outlet tends to have their own preferences on how to be contacted, so we've done all that messy research so you don't have to.) Join as a COMPANY Member to unlock this gold mine!

*Members Only Newsletter

This monthly email is for COMPANY Members only. It includes funding opportunities, calls-for-artists, professional development, and invitations to Dance Wire events. You will also have access to the archives on your Member Dashboard.

Space Finder

Dance Wire is proud to be one of the Community Partners that brought Space Finder to Portland! Finding space for rehearsals, performances, or events has never been easier. You can also list your space by creating an account straight from their website. Membership not required. Space Finder is hosted by Fractured Atlas.

Buzz Builder Happy Hour

Stay connected. Join us for our quarterly informal happy hours where you can network, promote, and socialize with others in the dance community. At this casual event, you are bound to see new faces and likely to discover new opportunities! Free and open to all. Membership not required (but always encouraged).

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