Pre-Professional

Apply here to become a Pre-Professional member of Dance Ireland.

Membership fee is €25

Who is this for?

  • Students of Youth Dance Companies
  • Students of Independent Dance Schools
  • Students and recent graduates of third level full time dance training here and abroad
  • You must be Irish born or a resident of Ireland

Why become a member?

  • To join a community of dance practitioners in Ireland
  • To receive advice and support for your future career
  • To have access to a range of professional development opportunities
  • To create and develop your artistic vision in a creative and welcoming environment

How do I become a member?

  • Fill in the online form here
  • New members:after you fill in the application form, email us with proof of your student status- membership@danceireland.ie . We will be in touch shortly, to confirm if your application is successful
  • Renewing members: Fill in online form; email Membership Officer confirming your current training status. Await confirmation to make payment
  • The fee for a year’s membership is €25: this can be made online here/EFT/by phone/in person
  • The membership is on a 12-month rolling basis
  • If you are under 18, we must have permission from a guardian to join

Student: Membership Engagement Opportunities

  • Engagement Opportunities:
  • Career Support
  • Expert Advice on developing projects
  • Discount rates for professional specialist events, classes, conferences, workshops & networking opportunities
  • Access to resource library of dance journals, books and videos
  • Use of meeting space in the Artists’ Resource Room (subject to availability)
  • Insurance cover for R&D and rehearsals in DanceHouse (Student Members under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Equipment hire at reduced rates
  • Winging It: short-term, no-notice studio hire (Student Members under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Latest DI news and exclusive members' opportunities- by email
  • Receive invitations to members' gatherings and networking events
  • Opportunity to affect change through working groups
  • Member Profile on Dance Ireland website
  • Invitation to join closed Facebook Group (for over 18 only)
  • Dedicated Membership Engagement Officer- member clinics available on request