Donate for Dance

SAVE OUR STUDIO

On September 20, 2019, in the face of unprecedented increases in rent and operations costs, Velocity launched a campaign to save our studio. Learn how you can help keep Velocity on Capitol Hill and keep artists in Seattle by supporting our campaign today.

Support dance now

Together we can build a city where dance is part of everyone’s lives. Over 60% of Velocity’s programming is directly funded through individual donations from people like you. Select a button below to donate now and support contemporary dance at its source. 

What makes an artist-driven & community-centered dance incubator:

Artists Employed Annually

Needs-based scholarships awarded annually

$ for direct & in-kind support to artists annually

Hours of subsidized rehearsal space annually

hours of space to artists donated annually

artists supported annually

movement classes across genres weekly

new works commissioned

premieres by world class artists

FRIENDS OF VELOCITY

Dance everywhere & support the movement here.

Our monthly giving program, Friends of Velocity, is a way for our most dedicated community members to get the most out of what Velocity has to offer. Friends of Velocity receive benefits such as invitations and free entry to Friends of Velocity events, discounted studio and space rentals, up to 20% off tickets, classes, and workshops—and so much more!

Catalyst* Benefits 

$1 – 14 a month | suggested donation: $10

  • Invitations to special Friend of Velocity events
  • Consulting + Professional Development events

*Alternative Donation: Volunteer with us for 4 hours a month for Catalyst Benefits.

Amplifier Benefits

 $15 – 44 a month | suggested donation: $25 

  • 20% discount on classes, workshops, summer + winter intensives
  • 20% discount on studio rentals
  • 20% discount on tickets to Velocity-produced events
  • One Bring-a-Friend to a Velocity Performance Pass
  • Invitations to special Friend of Velocity events
  • Consulting + Professional Development events

Accelerator Benefits

$45 – 99 | suggested donation: $65

  • 20% discount on classes, workshops, summer + winter intensives
  • 20% discount on studio rentals
  • 20% discount on tickets to Velocity produced events
  • One Bring-a-Friend to a Velocity Performance Pass
  • Invitations to special Friend of Velocity events
  • Consulting + Professional Development events
  • One complimentary drink at Velocity-produced performances
  • Advanced Waitlist Priority + Invitations to exclusive Friend of Velocity events

Transformer Benefits

$100 – $499 a month | suggested donation: $250

  • All the benefits of an Accelerator +
  • Two complimentary drinks at Velocity-produced performances
  • Named as a supporter for a program or event

Champion Benefits

$500+ a month

  • All the benefits of a Transformer +
  • Reserved Seats for Velocity-produced events
  • Two complimentary tickets to the annual benefit auction
  • Named as an underwriter for a program or event

Let’s be friends.

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

Velocity provides subsidized studio and performance space; a creative residency program that develops and promotes the work of movement artists locally and nationally; Guest Artist performances, and a robust training and education program for beginner to professional dancers. This tiered, community-based model allows us to serve dancers and movement artists in an impactful and sustainable way. None of these services are possible without the generous support of art lovers like you! In addition to one time and monthly recurring gifts, you can support Velocity in the following ways:

Volunteer

Velocity relies on our volunteers, work study volunteers, and interns. Please email info@velocitydancecenter if you’d like to join the hundreds of folx who keep Velocity moving. 

Matching Gifts

Velocity relies on direct donations to fund over 50% of our programming, and matching gifts are a great way to double or triple your impact. Velocity currently receives matching gifts from businesses and corporations like Expedia, Microsoft, Dell, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Nordstoms (including volunteer time matches), through the Seattle and King County employee giving programs and more. If you would like more information on matching gifts, please contact our Development Director here.

Donor Advised Funds

When you contribute cash, securities, or other assets to a donor-advised fund at a public charity, you are generally eligible to take an immediate tax deduction through your donor advised fund. These funds can be invested for tax-free growth and you can recommend grants to be directed to Velocity Dance Center. Common Donor Advised Funds include the Seattle Foundation, Fidelity Charitable, and more. Please contact our Development Director here or Executive Director here for more information.

Gift of Stock

We accept gifts of stock through our Schwab One Account. Please contact our Development Director here or Executive Director here for more information.

Corporate & Event Sponsorship

Corporate and event sponsorships range from $500 $10,000 and help support Velocity’s seasons and artist services. Our main events include our annual fundraising BASH, and our Fall Kick-Off celebrations. Your company’s name and logo will be featured at the event and programming collateral throughout the season. Please contact our Development Director here if you would like to sponsor one of Velocity’s signature events. 

Gifts-in-Kind

Material donations are as important to us as your time and financial contributions, and go a long way in helping with Velocity’s day to day operations. Please contact our Development Director here if you would like to make a material donation. 

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Complete our wishlist

When you donate gifts to Velocity you’re supporting us in a BIG way with all of the little things that keep us in motion. We appreciate all of the ways our community gives and supports us, thank you for doing so!

Everyday Items

  • Gift certificates to Costco, IKEA, Target + Amazon
  • Frequent flyer miles for staff, Guest + Teaching Artists
  • Light-weight or cordless vacuum cleaner
  • Floor steamer
  • Garment steamer

Technology/Electronics

  • 3 Mac Pro Laptops + chargers*
  • 4 iPads or iPad minis*
  • 2 My Passport 1 TB Hard Drives for Mac
  • LaCie Rugged 1 TB Hard Drive for Mac
  • Canon DSLR Camera (Series 7D, T2i or T3i)*
  • Canon XA10 Camcorder
  • Clip-on lapel omnidirectional microphones
  • Polycom Conference Phone
  • SO cables
  • Edison connectors
  • Mac mini to run sound + video from tech booth

Theater + Studios

  • Power Drill — 20 volt
  • Black Extension Cords — 5′, 10′, 20′
  • Wireless Mic + Mic Stand
  • Locking Cabinet for Stereo
  • Filing cabinet for tech booth
  • Safety Chains
  • Dolly
  • Small Freezer
  • Clip lights for Box Office
  • Electronic, remote-control skylight cover
  • Dimmer light switches + accompanying electrical work
  • New marley flooring
  • Lightweight, collapsible ballet bars

 

Want to donate but need more info?

Give by Phone

Give us a ring! Call us at 206-325-8773 to make your donation.

Give by mail

Let’s be pen pals. Print this form and mail to:

VELOCITY DANCE CENTER
1621 12TH AVENUE
SUITE 100
SEATTLE, WA 98122

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