The Vermont Dance Alliance (VDA) is a springboard for Vermont dancers and a public platform for dance in Vermont. VDA acts as an agency that plans and produces events, cultivates depth in relationships between dance artists of all genres, educates the public, and brings high quality events to our communities statewide. The project began in June, 2016 as a volunteer-run effort to gain insight into the existing dance opportunities, and dance needs, throughout Vermont. Because of the interests of the participating volunteers, the focus was primarily on contemporary dance. After a year of successful networking, gathering, and producing as a team, the vision expanded to include all dance forms that are represented throughout the state. We found that Vermont dancers represent over 30 different genres of dance, from Ballet to Breaking, from Improvisation to Brazilian dance. VDA was founded to unite dancers across the state, and prove the power of dance in bonding people and connecting communities. VDA aims to help empower personal expression and nurture our collective whole. We use dance to provide a common language, encourage freedom of expression and empowerment, and build and create communities that share and learn together.
VDA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supported by its membership system, which is comprised of dance artists, service partners, patrons and sponsors, each of whom play a vital role in our ecosystem. VDA thrives from active participation. The foundation/platform for dance was built for the people, and is made of the people. Dancers, service providers, and dance enthusiasts of all genres are encouraged to join the Vermont Dance Alliance to become the voice of dance in Vermont. As a member, you become an active participant and gain visibility within the network. The website is open to the public, but VDA members can create and engage with the content. As a member, you will benefit from deeper connections, increased opportunities, personal and career development, and wide-ranging exposure.