YOU can help make great DANCE happen.

Click HERE to support the TCDP. 


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As a supporter of the Traverse City Dance Project, you are the backbone of the organization. Your donation allows us to create and present new dance works and music to share with the community. Part of the mission of TCDP is to make our programs more accessible by all, and your contribution allows us to keep many of our programs free. For some people attending a live performance is out of reach, but you can make this possible. Your donations pays dancer and musician salaries, equipment, staff, venue rentals, administrative cost, and many of the other many costs associated with presenting our high level performances. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation amount is tax deductible. Please check out our giving options below. 


Friend of TCDP - $20-$1500


All donation amounts are helpful and this one will include a mention in our program and website as well as a special invite to our Studio Sessions open rehearsal.


Sponsor a Dancer - $1500-$3000


Consider sponsoring one of our dancers for the upcoming season. TCDP is committed to finding the highest level professional dancers to bring to Northern Michigan. Your support pays for travel, housing, and salary of one of our 8 dancers. This giving level will get you a mention in our program and website as well as a special invite to meet your dancer at an open rehearsal.

Sponsor a Composer - $3000-$5000


TCDP is committed to creating new music for dance and regularly commissions composers to create new music in collaboration with a choreographer. This giving level will give you a mention in our program and website as well as a special invite to observe an open rehearsal with the musicians, dancers, and choreographer as well as the composer! This donation will cover all costs associated with commissioning a composer.

Sponsor a Choreographer - $5000-$10,000


Every season TCDP brings in two choreographers to develop a new work or stage an existing one. Sponsoring a choreographer will pay for transportation, housing, and salary of a choreographer. This giving level will get you a mention in our website and program as well as an invite as a special invite to watch a rehearsal and meet the choreographer. In addition at this level will also include a dinner with the Directors!


Sponsor a Program - $10,000


We are looking for individuals or foundations to sponsor one of our programs so that we can continue to make out performances accessible to all! Programs include Ballet at the Bay, TCDP Community Tour, and Caught in the Chamber - our new online series that directly pay dancers and musicians who are struggling due to the Covid-19 crisis. This giving level will get you a special mention at the performance as well as mention in our program and website. You will also have access to open rehearsal and dinner with the Artistic Director and dancers!


Director - $10,000-$25,000


Our Director giving level includes mention on our website, program, media, and special mention at our performances. We also invite you to dinner with the Directors and parties to meet the dancers! The director level sponsors entire shows and tours and allows us to keep our programming free and accessible to all.

Producer - $25,000 and up


Our Producer level will sponsor an entire season for the Traverse City Dance Project. It includes special mention at every performance, program and website mention, and will include custom branding to promote your organization. You will have access to open rehearsal, invite to parties to meet the dancers, and dinner with the Directors. Our producers are our heroes! 

Program Ads

Consider getting a program ad for our website and our programs to promote your business and show your support of TCDP! Many pricing options available. Please Contact Jennifer McQuiston Lott to discuss the best option for you at


Please Contact Executive & Co-Artistic Director Brent Whitney to discuss Giving options!

Ways to Donate:


Make checks payable to:

The Traverse City Dance Project

Mail to:

The Traverse City Dance Project

4178 Barnes Rd

Traverse City, MI 49684


Donate online via PayPal

Employee Matching Program

Ask your employer if they offer a program to match your donation!


Recurring Donation

Monthly/recurring donations help us plan for the future!

Visit our PayPal page and check the monthly recurring box.


Traverse City Dance Project

Photos: Susan Kettering

Website Design: Jennifer McQuiston Lott and Rachel Walton

Graphic Design: Rachel Malehorn

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