The future of dance is so important to us. Dance Ireland supports the development of pre-professional members from their training into the beginning of their professional careers, ensuring dance continues to grow and strengthen as an artform in 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

Pre-Professional: Membership 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)
  • Members' Studio- over 18 only: eligible for free studio space (up to 20 hours, per year, subject to availabilty) 
  • Equipment hire at reduced rates
  • 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- artist support sessions available on request

View our Pre-Professional Members here

Criteria for Pre-Professional Members:

  • Students of Youth Dance Companies
  • Students of Vocational Dance Schools
  • Students studying Vocational level examination syllabi with a recognised awarding body
  • Students and recent graduates of third level full time dance training here and abroad
  • Born in Ireland or resident here

Membership fee is €25

Become a member here