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 the Town of Vail
PREMIUM PATRON SEATING

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 designated for patrons at the Gold Dress Circle level and up through May 28. Place your orders early to pick your seats rst. Kendra Powell, Membership & Donor Relations Manager, is available Monday – Friday to assist you with your Festival ticket order. Silver Dress Circle & Vail Valley Member donors can upgrade their seats to the premium seating area June 6 based on availability (upgrade fees will apply). Tickets are non-refundable; however you will have the opportunity to revise your ticket order the second week of July. We appreciate you adhering to these deadlines so we can best serve all ticket buyers.

 


 

Benefits

 

  • Listing in the Festival program and/or nightly inserts*
  • Biography and photo in the Festival program
  • Opportunity to observe closed rehearsals
  • Twenty Two (22) complimentary VIP reserved seats (excluding UpClose performance)
  • Invitation to post performance Champagne-On-Stage Receptions
  • Preferred Ticket Ordering & VIP Ticket Service
  • Borgen Family Patron Plaza Access
  • Six (6) Invitations to the Festival Gala, August 3 @ Larkspur
  • Four (4) invitations to the Patron Dancer Brunch
  • Invitation to LaTour Luncheon
  • VDF Parking Pass (GRFA only)
  • Champagne at your reserved seats
  • Meet-and-greets backstage and photo with the artists
  • Post-performance dinner with dancers
  • Underwriting Recognition from Stage
  • Host recognition of the Festival Gala, reserved table pre-performance

Invest

*Deadline to be included in the Festival program is April 20, 2018, 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 closed rehearsals
  • Sixteen (16) complimentary VIP reserved seats (excluding UpClose performances)
  • Invitation to post performance Champagne-On-Stage Receptions
  • Preferred Ticket Ordering & VIP Ticket Service
  • Borgen Family Patron Plaza Access
  • Four (4) Invitations to the Festival Gala, August 3 @ Larkspur
  • Two (2) invitations to the Patron Dancer Brunch
  • Invitation to LaTour Luncheon
  • VDF Parking Pass (GRFA only)
  • Champagne at your reserved seats
  • Meet-and-greet backstage and photo with the artists
  • Post-performance dinner with dancers
  • Underwriting Opportunities
  • Underwriting Recognition from Stage

INVEST

*Deadline to be included in the Festival program is April 20, 2018, all membership recognition after that date will be in the nightly inserts.


$15,000 – Annual Vail Dance Festival Campaign
$5,000 – Artistic Reserve Fund
  • Listing in the Festival program and/or nightly inserts*
  • Biography in the Festival program
  • Opportunity to observe closed rehearsals
  • Fourteen (14) complimentary VIP reserved seats (excluding UpClose performance)
  • Invitation to post performance Champagne-On-Stage Receptions, three per season
  • Preferred Ticket Ordering & VIP Ticket Service
  • Borgen Family Patron Plaza Access
  • Invitation to the Membership Reception
  • Four (4) Invitations to the Festival Gala @ Larkspur
  • Two (2) invitations to the Patron Dancer Brunch@ GRFA Social Courtyard
  • Invitation to LaTour Luncheon
  • VDF Parking Pass (GRFA only)
  • Champagne at your reserved seats
  • Meet-and-greet backstage and photo with the artists
  • Post-performance dinner with dancers
  • Recognition in the program book for underwriting an International Evenings of Dance artist or a new work commissioned for the Vail Dance Festival.

INVEST

*Deadline to be included in the 2019 Festival program is April 20, 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 closed rehearsals
  • Twelve (12) complimentary VIP reserved seats (excluding UpClose performances)
  • Invitation to post performance Champagne-On-Stage Receptions
  • Preferred Ticket Ordering & VIP Ticket Service
  • Borgen Family Patron Plaza Access
  • Four (4) Invitations to the Festival Gala, August 3 @ Larkspur
  • Two (2) invitations to the Patron Dancer Brunch
  • Invitation to LaTour Luncheon
  • VDF Parking Pass (GRFA only)
  • Champagne at your reserved seats
  • Meet-and-greet backstage and photo with the artists
  • Post-performance dinner with dancers
  • Underwriting Opportunities

INVEST

*Deadline to be included in the Festival program is April 20, 2018, 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 closed rehearsals
  • Eight (8) complimentary VIP reserved seats (excluding UpClose performances)
  • Invitation to post performance Champagne-On-Stage Receptions
  • Preferred Ticket Ordering & VIP Ticket Service
  • Borgen Family Patron Plaza Access
  • Four (4) Invitations to the Festival Gala, August 3 @ Larkspur
  • Two (2) invitations to the Patron Dancer Brunch
  • Invitation to LaTour Luncheon

INVEST

*Deadline to be included in the Festival program is April 20, 2017, 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 a closed rehearsal
  • Six (6) complimentary VIP reserved seats (excluding UpClose performances)
  • Invitation to post performance Champagne-On-Stage Receptions
  • Preferred Ticket Ordering & VIP Ticket Service
  • Borgen Family Patron Plaza Access
  • Two (2) Invitations to the Festival Gala, August 3 @ Larskpur
  • Two (2) invitations to the Patron Dancer Brunch

INVEST

*Deadline to be included in the Festival program is April 20, 2018, all membership recognition after that date will be in the nightly inserts.


BENEFITS

  • Listing in the Festival program or nightly inserts.*
  • Opportunity to observe a closed rehearsal & attend a Q&A with the Festival Artist-In-Residence
  • Four (4) complimentary reserved seats in Sec. 1 or 4** at the GRFA.
  • Invitations to post performance Champagne-On-Stage Receptions
  • Preferred Ticket Ordering

INVEST

*Deadline to be included in the Festival program is April 20, 2018, all membership recognition after that date will be in the nightly inserts.

**Opportunity to upgrade tickets, based on availability (additional fees will apply)


BENEFITS

  • Listing in the Festival program and/or nightly inserts*
  • Opportunity to observe a closed rehearsal
  • Two (2) complimentary reserved seats in Sec. 1 or 4*, (excluding UpClose performances)**
  • Invitation to post performance Champagne-On-Stage Receptions

INVEST

*Deadline to be included in the Festival program is April 20, 2018, all membership recognition after that date will be in the nightly inserts.

**Opportunity to upgrade tickets, based on availability (additional fees will apply)


BENEFITS

  • Listing in the Festival program and/or nightly inserts*
  • Exclusive ticket pre-sale option from February 13-20, 2018
  • Option to purchase four (4) tickets to the Dance for $20.18 performance before the public on-sale date of June 18, 2018.
  • Four (4) complimentary lawn tickets**
  • Two (2) invitations  to a closed rehearsal
  • Two (2) invitations for meet and greet with Festival Artist-In-Residence
  • Two (2) invitations for post-performance Champagne on Stage reception

INVEST

*Deadline to be included in the Festival program is April 20, 2018, all membership recognition after that date will be in the nightly inserts.

**Opportunity to upgrade tickets, based on availability (additional fees will apply)


BENEFITS

  • Listing in the Festival program and/or nightly inserts*
  • Exclusive ticket pre-sale option from February 13-21, 2018
  • Option to purchase two (2) tickets to the Dance for $20.18 performance before the public on-sale date of June 18, 2018.
  • Two (2) complimentary lawn tickets**
  • One (1) invitation  to a closed rehearsal
  • One (1) invitation for meet and greet with Festival Artist-In-Residence
  • One (1) invitation for post-performance Champagne on Stage reception

INVEST

*Deadline to be included in the Festival program is April 20, 2018, all membership recognition after that date will be in the nightly inserts.

**Opportunity to upgrade tickets, based on availability (additional fees will apply)


BENEFITS

  • Listing in the Festival program and/or nightly inserts*
  • Two (2) complimentary lawn tickets to GRFA Performance(s)**

INVEST

*Deadline to be included in the Festival program is April 20, 2018, all membership recognition after that date will be in the nightly inserts.

**Lawn Vouchers will be available for pick-up after July 13 at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater Box Office


BENEFITS

  • Listing in the Festival program and/or nightly inserts*

INVEST

*Deadline to be included in the Festival program is April 20, 2018, all membership recognition after that date will be in the nightly inserts.


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, participate in the Silent Auction, 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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