You may take out either an individual or group international membership, which entitles the member to one copy of the international communications and newsletter.
Children or youth group membership includes dance schools, studios, dance companies or performance groups. Two adults per group are eligible for membership privileges (for instance, conference fee).
Organization membership includes faculties in higher education, professional associations, businesses and corporations. Five individuals per organization are eligible for membership privileges.
Who is daCi for?
daCi is an international organization for anyone interested or involved in the growth and development of dance for children and young people. This includes public school teachers, administrators, and policy makers, private dance studio personnel, associations, businesses, corporations as well as dance researchers and scholars.
How many countries are represented?
There are currently 19 countries with national representatives on the advisory board: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Jamaica, Japan, New Zealand, Portugal, Surinam, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, United States of America
How much is the membership fee?
The current membership fees are as
follows: independent membership is $60, this includes a $40
international fee and a national fee (determined by the country);
children or youth groups membership is $70 ($50 international fee and a
national fee (determined by the country).
How do I pay for individual membership?
Membership fees can be paid directly to the national representatives (see list of advisory board members). An individual, group or organization in a country without a national representative can pay membership fees directly to the international treasurer Kathy Bond at email@example.com
How much is institutional membership?
An institutional membership is $95 ($75 international fee and $20 national fee).
Are there any other types of memberships?
Student memberships (for full time students) are $20 ($15 international fee and $5 national fee).
Pay-what-you-can memberships are available to individual members who cannot afford a full membership rate. These memberships are a minimum of $20 ($15 international and $5 national).
What benefits do I get for being a member of daCi?
Subscription to daCi in print, an electronic newsletter for international members, published twice a year.
Exclusive access to scholarship on dance for children and youth from the numerous daCi conferences via the daCi reader (in progress).
Reduced fees to attend daCi's international conference, held every three years. Conferences included research sessions, workshops, forums, keynote addresses, and a rich program of performances by and for children and young people ages birth to 18.
Eligibility to apply for daCi-sponsored grants and scholarships.
Opportunities to network with other individuals and international arts organizations interested in the development of dance for children and youth and to affirm the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child, which recognizes the right of young people to participate freely in play, cultural life and the arts.
A chance to contribute to the future of dance for children and youth worldwide.
When and where was daCi established?
The idea for daCi was launched at an international conference at the University of Alberta, Canada (1978) and a constitution was ratified in 1982.
Which countries have organized a daCi conference?
Since the first conference held in Edmonton, Canada, conferences have been held in Sweden, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Finland, Canada, Netherlands and Jamaica. The 2012 daCi conference will be held in Taipei, Taiwan.