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   Membership Benefits for the 2017 Calendar Year

 

Note that all memberships expire on December 31, 2017 - so sign up today to enjoy maximum use of the year's benefits:

Voting members ($75 per year, available to dance teachers and performers):

  • Voting rights within IDEA, including opportunity to set ideas for IDEA programming.
  • Access to the IDEA community listserv which reaches dancers and dance educators of all styles throughout the DMV area.
  • Listing within the IDEA membership directory, which interested families and students use to find teachers in the area.
  • For dance teachers and performers, unlimited* access to IDEA's umbrella insurance policy for theater rentals - a benefit worth $580 per year.
  • Where theater permits, access to IDEA's non-profit status for reduced rental rates of theaters for your performances - a benefit worth, on average, $500-$1000.**
  • One free ticket to ticketed IDEA performances in the calendar year
  • Reduced rates at all other IDEA events.
  • Participation opportunities in all of IDEA events, workshops and platforms, including the bi-annual dance festival, one of the region's prominent dance events (note that some programs may hold auditions, which are open to all IDEA members.)

Patron members ($100 per year, available to non-dancer patrons of the arts):

  • Four free tickets to ticketed IDEA performances in the calendar year
  • For families seeking to hold family events such as rangapravesam, unlimited* access to IDEA's umbrella insurance policy for theater rentals - a benefit worth $580 per year.
  • Where theater permits, access to IDEA's non-profit status for reduced rental rates of theaters for your performances - a benefit worth, on average, $500-$1000.**
  • Reduced rates at all IDEA events.

Important note on insurance coverage and 501(c)(3) use:

  • For dance school/company productions to use these privileges, the main teacher/choreographer must be a member to avail insurance coverage as well as non-profit rate for rentals.
  • For families to use these privileges for rangapravesams, the teacher of the dance school must be a voting member and the student's parents must hold patron membership.

* Assuming no conflict with IDEA events.

** Note that this benefit applies as long as the theater does not require IDEA to formally sponsor the event and serve as the signatory to the contract with the theater. Most theaters in the area allow such use.

IDEA • 900 North Stafford St #1007 • Arlington, VA 22203 • Fed. ID: 521949705