In 2023, See Chicago Dance is re-igniting the DanceBuilders, a group of dedicated dance lovers who make an annual donation in recognition of SCD’s work and our critical role in a healthy dance ecosystem in Chicago.


  • DanceBuilders value the strength of our dynamic and diverse dance sector and celebrate Chicago’s role as an international dance capital.
  • DanceBuilders’ donations support SCD’s operating fund that buoys ongoing programs such as Chicago Dance Month, Screendance Club, and our quarterly Community Convenings; manifests our commitment to racial equity; and helps to sustain our small but mighty staff.
  • By joining this special giving circle, DanceBuilders help See Chicago Dance empower artists, build community, promote equity, grow audiences, and advocate for the field.


Now, more than ever, we need you. In 2020, during the pandemic, we elected to waive membership fees. These fees had been the basis of our non-profit business model since this organization’s inception. We made explicit our commitment to equity in our services, practices, and administration and realized that, as the pandemic faded, we could not go back to requiring members to pay for what SCD is mission-bound to provide. We did not want there to be any financial obstacle to accessing our programs and services. Along with our organizational supporters, called the Membership Circle, DanceBuilders will support the revenue “lost” from the permanent elimination of membership dues.

We hope you will join us in rekindling DanceBuilders and support this new focus on underwriting our programs and services. Help us build a successful equity-based business model and make the Chicago dance community stronger, together.

With a minimum donation of $250 (paid in monthly installments or a lump sum), you can make a great deal of difference. Donate online HERE or send us a check: See Chicago Dance, c/o The Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601.


If you would like more information, please contact Julia Mayer, Executive Director at or 312-846-6357.






page updated 6/28/2023 @ 4:33pm CST