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Thanks to Arts Council Catalyst: evolve there is no better time to join our friends scheme as all donations will be matched £1 for £1 – doubling their value. And with Gift Aid your donation will go even further.

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.

As a charity regular support is vital as it enables us to plan ahead, ensuring that we can present the best dance programme, reaching and engaging as many participants, artists and audiences as possible. You can enjoy a special connection with us and provide valuable donations for the ground-breaking work we do in communities and schools across the region as well as supporting us to deliver specific programmes for hospices users, people living with Parkinson’s and Dementia. In addition, you will be supporting local artists, emerging regional and national talents and artists and companies of the highest national and international quality.

All of our Friends, Best Friends and Patrons receive priority mailing and booking for each new season, as well as regular newsletters with special offers and updates. In addition, Best Friends receive £1 off performance tickets (up to a maximum of 10 per year) and £5 off the cost of termly dance courses. Ideal, if you are a regular attendee. Patrons receive all of the same benefits as well as an invitation to an annual Patrons event and acknowledgement in our season brochures.

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 courses

Patrons receive all of the above benefits as well as:
• Invitation to annual Patrons event
• Acknowledgement in season brochures

If you would like any more information or to discuss joining us as a Friend, Best Friend or Patron 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.

You can also donate by phoning 01473 295230, in person at our Box Office, or online at

DanceEast is a Registered Charity (No. 01066825), and now is the best time to support us as your donation
will be doubled by Arts Council England’s Catalyst: Evolve scheme, creating great dance for everyone.


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