Support the Festival

Membership

The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and Vilar Performing Arts Center have been home to hundreds of unparalleled Vail Dance Festival performances, ranging from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in 1989 to New York City Ballet MOVES in 2011. The success of the Festival and its programming is made possible by the generous support of patrons, volunteers and community sponsors who donate and underwrite the cost of our various programs. Ticket sales account for only one-third of what it takes to produce top dance programming for nearly 25,000 Vail Valley residents, guests and students each year.

IMPACT

The Impact of Your Tax-Deductible Gift:

  • Enables us to continue presenting the world’s best dancers and dance companies
  • Allows us to host premieres by acclaimed choreographers
  • Provides free community events
  • Brings arts to the community and local students in the Vail Valley
  • Generates $3 million in revenue for our community
PREMIUM PATRON SEATING

Seating at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail:

Premium seats in sections 2 & 3 at the GRFA and in the center Orchestra at the VPAC are held and designate for patrons at the Gold Dress Circle level and up through June 15. Place your orders early to pick your seats first. Silver Dress Circle Members can upgrade their seats to the premium seating area after July 18 based on availability (upgrade fees will apply). We appreciate you adhering to these deadlines, so we can properly serve all ticket buyers.

 

 


 

Benefits

  • Listing in the Festival program and/or nightly inserts*
  • Opportunity to observe rehearsals at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and Manor Vail Rehearsal Tent, daily from noon until 5pm
  • Biography and photo in the Festival program
  • Underwriting recognition from the stage as Season Presenter, on select evenings
  • Meet-and-greet backstage and photo with Festival artists (on request)
  • Access to Premium Seats & VIP Ticket Service
  • May Gallery and Borgen Family Patrons Plaza access for select Vail Dance Festival performances
  • Invitation to post-performance cast dinners
  • Twenty-two (22) complimentary VIP reserved seats (excludes UpClose performance)
  • Invitation to post performance Sparkling-On-Stage Receptions: July 27, August 3 and 6
  • Invitation to the VVF Membership Reception, July 30
  • Six (6) Invitations to the Festival Gala, August 2 at Larkspur
  • Host recognition of the Festival Gala, reserved table for the pre-performance dinner
  • Four (4) invitations to the Patron Dancer Brunch, July 28
  • Four (4) Invitations to La Tour Luncheon, August 6
  • VDF Parking Pass (Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater only)

JOIN NOW

*Deadline to be included in the Festival program is June 15, 2019, all membership recognition after that date will be in the nightly inserts.


BENEFITS

  • Listing in the Festival program and/or nightly inserts*
  • Biography in the Festival program
  • Opportunity to observe rehearsals at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and Manor Vail Rehearsal Tent, daily from noon until 5pm
  • Opportunity to underwrite an evening performance
  • Meet-and-greet backstage and photo with a Festival artists (on request)
  • Access to Premium Seats & VIP Ticket Service
  • May Gallery and Borgen Family Patrons Plaza access for select Vail Dance Festival performances
  • Invitation to attend one (1) post-performance cast dinner
  • Sixteen (16) complimentary VIP reserved seats (excludes UpClose performance)
  • Invitation to post performance Sparkling-On-Stage Receptions: July 27, August 3 and 6
  • Invitation to the VVF Membership Reception, July 30
  • Four (4) Invitations to the Festival Gala, August 2 at Larkspur
  • Two (2) invitations to the Patron Dancer Brunch, July 28
  • Two (2) Invitations to La Tour Luncheon, August 6
  • VDF Parking Pass (Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater only)

JOIN NOW

*Deadline to be included in the Festival program is June 15, 2019, all membership recognition after that date will be in the nightly inserts.


$15,000 – Annual Vail Dance Festival Campaign
$5,000 – Artistic Reserve Fund

BENEFITS

  • Listing in the Festival program and/or nightly inserts*
  • Opportunity to observe rehearsals at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and Manor Vail Rehearsal Tent, daily from noon until 5pm
  • Opportunity to underwrite two (2) principal dancers for IED I & II or part of a new work commissioned for the Festival on NOW: Premieres
  • Meet-and-greet backstage and photo with a Festival artists (on request)
  • Access to Premium Seats & VIP Ticket Service
  • May Gallery and Borgen Family Patrons Plaza access for select Vail Dance Festival performances
  • Attend one (1) post-performance cast dinner
  • Fourteen (14) complimentary VIP reserved seats (excludes UpClose performance)
  • Invitation to post performance Sparkling-On-Stage Receptions: July 27, August 3 and 6
  • Invitation to the VVF Membership Reception, July 30
  • Four (4) Invitations to the Festival Gala, August 2 at Larkspur
  • Two (2) invitations to the Patron Dancer Brunch, July 28
  • Two (2) Invitations to La Tour Luncheon, August 6
  • VDF Parking Pass (Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater only)

JOIN NOW

*Deadline to be included in the Festival program is June 15, 2019, all membership recognition after that date will be in the nightly inserts.


BENEFITS

  • Listing in the Festival program and/or nightly inserts*
  • Opportunity to observe rehearsals at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and Manor Vail Rehearsal Tent, daily from noon until 5pm
  • Opportunity to underwrite a principal dancer for IED I & II
  • Meet-and-greet backstage and photo with a Festival artist (on request)
  • Access to Premium Seats & VIP Ticket Service
  • May Gallery and Borgen Family Patrons Plaza access for select Vail Dance Festival performances
  • Twelve (12) complimentary VIP reserved seats (excludes UpClose performance)
  • Invitation to post performance Sparkling-On-Stage Receptions: July 27, August 3 and 6
  • Invitation to the VVF Membership Reception, July 30
  • Four (4) Invitations to the Festival Gala, August 2 at Larkspur
  • Two (2) invitations to the Patron Dancer Brunch, July 28
  • Two (2) Invitations to La Tour Luncheon, August 6
  • VDF Parking Pass (Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater only)

JOIN NOW

*Deadline to be included in the Festival program is June 15, 2019, all membership recognition after that date will be in the nightly inserts.


BENEFITS

  • Listing in the Festival program and/or nightly inserts*
  • Opportunity to observe rehearsals at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and Manor Vail Rehearsal Tent, daily from noon until 5pm
  • Opportunity to underwrite a soloist or corps de ballet dancer for IED I & II
  • Access to Premium Seats & VIP Ticket Service
  • May Gallery and Borgen Family Patrons Plaza access for select Vail Dance Festival performances
  • Invitation to post performance Sparkling-On-Stage Receptions: July 27, August 3 and 6
  • Eight (8) complimentary VIP reserved seats (excludes UpClose performance)
  • Invitation to the VVF Membership Reception, July 30
  • Four (4) Invitations to the Festival Gala, August 2 at Larkspur
  • Two (2) invitations to the Patron Dancer Brunch, July 28
  • Two (2) Invitations to La Tour Luncheon, August 6
  • VDF Parking Pass (Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater only) – NEW BENEFIT FOR PLATINUM DRESS

JOIN NOW

*Deadline to be included in the Festival program is June 15 2019, all membership recognition after that date will be in the nightly inserts.


BENEFITS

  • Listing in the Festival program and/or nightly inserts*
  • Opportunity to observe rehearsals at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and Manor Vail Rehearsal Tent, daily from noon until 5pm
  • Access to Premium Seats & VIP Ticket Service
  • May Gallery and Borgen Family Patrons Plaza access for select Vail Dance Festival performances
  • Invitation to post performance Sparkling-On-Stage Receptions: July 27, August 3 and 6
  • Six (6) complimentary VIP reserved seats (excludes UpClose performance)
  • Invitation to the VVF Membership Reception, July 30
  • Two (2) Invitations to the Festival Gala, August 2 at Larkspur
  • Two (2) invitations to the Patron Dancer Brunch, July 28

JOIN NOW

*Deadline to be included in the Festival program is June 15, 2019, all membership recognition after that date will be in the nightly inserts.


BENEFITS

  • Listing in the Festival program or nightly inserts*
  • Opportunity to observe two (2) closed rehearsals at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
  • Four (4) complimentary reserved seats in Sec. 1 or 4** at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
  • Two invitations to each post performance Sparkling-On-Stage Reception: July 27, August 3 & 6.
  • Preferred Ticket Ordering

JOIN NOW

*Deadline to be included in the Festival program is June 15, 2019, all membership recognition after that date will be in the nightly inserts.

**Opportunity to upgrade tickets, based on availability (additional fees will apply) after July 18, 2019


BENEFITS

  • Listing in the Festival program*
  • Invitation to visit two (2) closed rehearsals at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
  • Festival ticket pre-sale access: one week before the public on-sale
  • Two (2) complimentary reserved seats to Dance for $20.19 in Sec. 2 or 3 and the option to purchase additional tickets to Dance for $20.19 before the public on-sale in June
  • Two invitations to each post performance Sparkling-On-Stage Reception: July 27, August 3 & 6.

JOIN NOW

*Memberships must be confirmed by June 15, 2019 to be listed in the Vail Dance Festival Program.


BENEFITS

  • Listing in the Festival program*
  • Invitation to visit two (2) closed rehearsals at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
  • Festival ticket pre-sale access: one week before the public on-sale
  • Option to pre-purchase four (4) tickets to Dance for $20.19 before the public on-sale in June
  • Two (2) invitations to one (1) post performance Sparkling-On-Stage Receptions. Choose from: July 27, August 3 or 6.

JOIN NOW

*Memberships must be confirmed by June 15, 2019 to be listed in the Vail Dance Festival Program.


BENEFITS

  • Listing in the Festival program*
  • Invitation to visit a rehearsal: choice of week 1 or week 2

JOIN NOW

*Memberships must be confirmed by June 15, 2019 to be listed in the Vail Dance Festival Program.


ARTISTIC RESERVE FUND

Help ensure the future of exceptional artistry and unique innovative projects on the Vail stage by donating to the Vail Dance Festival’s Artistic Reserve Fund.

The Artistic Reserve Fund was established during the Festival’s 30th Anniversary Season in 2018. You can support this Fund in multiple ways. Text VAILDANCE to 41444 to donate or make a donation at the page linked below.

Thanks to the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, gifts made to the Artistic Reserve Fund will be matched.

DONATE

ARTE DAVIES MEMORIAL FUND

Arte Davies loved the Vail Dance Festival and was an integral part of its growth and success over the years. His personal and amiable style of caring for the artists, staff, patrons and crew will be fondly remembered forever.

From 1994 through 2015, Arte was a permanent fixture at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, always present for countless magical summer performances and events.

To keep Arte’s spirit alive, donations collected through the Arte Davies Memorial Fund support the Vail Dance Festival Internship Program. Arte had a special affinity for the Festival interns and each group, in turn, adored him and valued the knowledge gained from working with him. Each summer, Festival interns are trained in Arte’s philosophy and hospitality practices.

At the conclusion of each Festival, one intern is nominated by their peers to receive the Spirit of Arte Davies Award.

DONATE

COMMUNITY ARTS ACCESS

Launched in 2016, the Community Arts Access (CAA) program is working to eliminate socioeconomic barriers to the arts by providing complimentary performance tickets to individuals and families who could not otherwise afford to attend Festival performances.

For opportunities to sponsor a family or contribute to this critical outreach program, please contact Cathy Heller via email.

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