Support Us


Thanks to Arts Council England Catalyst: Evolve there has never been a better time to join us as a Friend, as all donations we receive until the 31 August 2019 will be matched £1 for £1 – doubling their value. And with Gift Aid your donation will go even further.

DanceEast is the powerhouse for dance in the East of England. Housed in the beautiful Jerwood DanceHouse along the Ipswich Waterfront, our vision is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to engage with great dance. To achieve this, we need to look to the future, and to do that we need your help.

Your support will enable us to:

  • Continue to work with the best artists, dance practitioners, and dance companies from across the globe, raising aspirations locally, regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Demonstrate the power of dance, by transforming lives through our participation and outreach projects
  • Develop and inspire artists, at all stages of their careers, through dedicated programmes such as our Choreographic Development Fund and our Associate Artists Scheme
  • Engage the public in a range of dance opportunities, regardless of age, gender, and ability
  • Champion excellence, across all our programmes, to present a world-class dance offer

DanceEast has enabled me to see the high calibre of dance performances I used to travel miles to see. Being a DanceEast Friend is my small gesture to say thank you.” Jaleh Fisher, DanceEast Friend.


Do you love coming to classes or watching performances? Do you want to be a part of DanceEast’s future success?

All of our Friends benefit from Priority Booking and exclusive news updates, and for less than £1 per week receive:

  • Priority mailing and booking for each new season
  • Regular newsletter with special offers and updates(less than £2.50 per week)


If you can afford a little more please consider joining us to receive all of the same benefits as Friends plus:

  • £1 off performance tickets (up to a maximum of 10 per year)
  • £5 off the cost of termly dance coursesAll the above plus:


Patrons receive all of the above benefits as well as:

  • Invitation to annual Patrons event
  • Acknowledgement in season brochures

If you would like to join DanceEast as a Friend, Best Friend or Patron please click here.

Alternatively please contact Alice Wade, Development Officer on or 01473 235574.

If you would like to support DanceEast and make a donation please click here.

Important VAT information

The sum for our Friends Scheme breaks down as follows:

Friend £45/£5; Best Friend £100/£25; Patron £500/£50

The first figure is your freely given donation upon which we can claim gift aid, and the second figure is our charge for the benefits on which we pay VAT.