Become a Diplomat

DTSBDC dancer Connie Lin Fink-Hammack performs "Khaybet".
Diplomats of Dance Society memberships are through an annual charitable donation to the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DTSBDC), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.  

If you attended our inaugural soirée event at the Sofitel Lafayette Square in August of 2014 (with 2014-2015 Honorary Co-Chairs Deborah Rudolph and Alan Cariaso and Ambassador Mungra of Suriname), you are automatically a member (consistent with the ticket level you purchased) until September of 2015. 

Diplomats receive invitations and discounted entry fees to special events.

There are benefits for different levels of membership. 

Memberships start at $50. 


*Envoy - $50 
25-50% (depending on event) discount for all Diplomats of Dance Society ticketed events, and an invitation to the annual Diplomats of Dance Society soirée event with Dana Tai Soon Burgess and DTSBDC dancers.

*Emissary - $100 
...the above, plus one free ticket to the annual Diplomats of Dance Society soirée event, and reserved VIP seating at an upcoming DTSBDC performance and/or an invitation to a post-performance VIP reception (with performance ticket purchase).

*Ambassador - $250 (only 4 still available)
...the above, plus one guest ticket (total of two) to the annual Diplomats of Dance Society soirée event, a special invitation for you and a guest to sit in on a DTSBDC studio rehearsal during the year, and a post-show backstage visit for you and a guest at an upcoming Kennedy Center performance (subject to performance/venue scheduling availability).

*Plenipotentiary (and Diplomats of Dance Society Honorary Co-chair for 2015-2016) - $500 (only 2 still available)
...the above, plus two additional guest tickets (total of four) to the annual Diplomats of Dance Society soirée event, and written acknowledgement in DTSBDC performance programs; The title of Honorary Co-Chair of the Diplomats of Dance Society for one year.

*All ticket levels/patrons will be listed by name on this website and may be mentioned (as a member) in future online and printed media unless requested otherwise.

*All memberships are tax-deductible donations to the full extant allowed by law, minus the value of goods received (such as tickets), and go toward a generous matching grant from The Cafritz Foundation.


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The Diplomats of Dance Society Host Committee:
Jameson Freeman
Christelle Gorman
Nichola Hays
Nicole Hollander
Kari Jeanette Johnson