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vrdc-membershipVRDC Annual Membership Drive

While recognized for presenting cutting-edge choreography, the VRDC is valuable as a finely polished cultural gem in South Jersey. Become a member of the company that dances with panache, and help keep this cultural jewel sparkling for another vibrant year!

All monies received are from community support, corporate foundation grants, fund raising and the Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission block grant. Their support and yours, helps our board of directors sustain the dance troupe through the year. Join us as we provide quality entertainment and cultural enrichment in Cumberland County and South Jersey. We invite you to join us now… you are our most valuable asset!

Select your membership category below to make a contribution.

Your Tax Deductible Contribution Will Provide:

  • Choreographers
  • Master Teachers
  • Costumes
  • Scenery
  • Scholarships
  • Guest Artists
  • Lighting
  • Touring
  • Rentals: Theater, Lighting, Sound and Props
  • Underwrite programming and advertising
  • General Operating Support

Membership Donations

Select from the below Membership Categories.

All Membership Categories give you the following benefits:

  • Name printed in program
  • Invitations to parties and receptions honoring dancers and company
  • Visit company rehearsals, meet choreographers and guest artists
  • Advance notice of all performances

 * Please note that all Alumni are noted in all programs.

Director's Circle $10,000 and up

  • Your name will appear on the program cover as the producer of our next Spring Dance Concert
  • Voting privileges at annual meeting
  •  Two complimentary tickets to Spring Gala Wine and Cheese Reception
  • One full page advertisement in Nutcracker program booklet
  • One full page advertisement in Spring Dance Concert program booklet
  • Four complimentary tickets to Nutcracker
  • Four complimentary tickets to Spring Dance Concert
  • Three articles of complimentary VRDC memorabilia
  • Basic membership benefits


Premier Circle $5,000-9,999

  • Voting privileges at annual meeting
  • Two complimentary tickets to Spring Gala Wine and Cheese Reception
  • One full page advertisement in Nutcracker program booklet
  • One full page advertisement in Spring Dance Concert program booklet
  • Four complimentary tickets to Nutcracker
  • Four complimentary tickets to Spring Dance Concert
  • Two articles of complimentary VRDC memorabilia
  • Basic membership benefits


Partner $2,500-4,999

  • Voting privileges at annual meeting
  • Two complimentary tickets to Spring Gala Wine and Cheese Reception
  • One full page advertisement in Nutcracker program booklet
  • One full page advertisement in Spring Dance Concert program booklet
  • Four complimentary tickets to Nutcracker
  • Four complimentary tickets to Spring Dance Concert
  • Two articles of complimentary VRDC memorabilia
  • Basic membership benefits


Impresario $1,000-2,499

  • Voting privileges at annual meeting
  • Four complimentary tickets to Nutcracker
  • Four complimentary tickets to Spring Dance Concert
  • One article of complimentary VRDC memorabilia
  • Basic membership benefits


Benefactor $500-999

  • Two complimentary tickets to Nutcracker
  • Two complimentary tickets to Spring Dance Concert
  • Basic membership benefits


Patron $250-499

  • One complimentary ticket to Nutcracker
  • One complimentary ticket to Spring Dance Concert
  • Basic membership benefits


Donor $150-249

  • One complimentary ticket to Nutcracker
  • Basic membership benefits


Friend $50-149

  • Basic membership benefits


Scholarship Donations

Over $5,000  in scholarship monies is awarded yearly to VRDC dancers. Won’t you also consider supporting our dancers through our scholarship fund? Please check which category you would like your monies to go towards.

 You are also able to mail your scholarship donation if you prefer.

Marie Louise Bayuk Memorial Scholarship

To honor Marie Louise Bayuk’s dedication, devotion and instrumental role in the founding of the Vineland Regional Dance Company, this yearly scholarship was developed by the Board of Directors to benefit future dancers in the art of dance. Its purpose is to serve dance students in their desire to improve their skills, to increase their knowledge and awareness of choreography, techniques and styles and to broaden their vision through exposure to the larger culture of dance.



General Scholarship Fund including the Martha Godown Scholarship, Jonathan Phelps Memorial Scholarship and Trio Scholarship

The Jonathan Phelps Memorial Scholarship, developed by the VRDC Board of Directors, honors the passion, love and commitment Jonathan had to the dance world. It will benefit a deserving graduating senior as determined by the Artistic Director and the VRDC scholarship Committee. Its purpose is to recognize a dancer for performance quality, dedication, discipline and determination during their tenure with the VRDC. The recipient will reflect an innate love of dance exemplified by an ability to Shine.

The Trio Scholarship was founded by Sonia Spencer and Monica Dannenberger in remembrance of Pamela McCullough, a long-time friend, VRDC supporter, former Guild President and Board Member. It pays tribute to her passion, love and commitment to the dance world and the arts and benefits a deserving dancer as determined by the Artistic Director and the Scholarship Committee.

The Martha Godown Scholarship, developed by Kyle Stiffler Zwil and the VRDC Board of Directors in 2016, honors the strength courage and valor of Martha Godown.  “Miss Martie”  as she is lovingly known began her journey with the VRDC in 1996.  She was a Board Member of the VRDC for over 20 years.

JUST INDICATE IN THE COMMENT SECTION OF PAYMENT IF YOU WISH YOUR DONATION TO BE EARMARKED FOR the MARTHA GODOWN scholarship martha



Notice of non-discriminatory policy: The VRDC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry or nationality in its admissions policies, scholarship programs or any other company activities administered.

Accessibility Clause: All VRDC performances are wheelchair accessible. Assistive services such as sign language interpreting, audio description, are available upon request provided 30 days in advance. Large print publications are available at all performances.