Become a Sponsor

"GRDE was the answer to my artistic void. I'm lucky enough to have dancing in my life every day as a dance educator but, I was still missing a place for me to fully express myself as an artist. GRDE did that and also provided me with a wonderful source new of friends. "

-Arye Shannon Carmichael, Assistant Artistic Director-

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Grand Rapids Dance Ensemble values each artists' contribution and strives to create and perform under the most ethical of standards. The challenges we face as a small dance ensemble are finding the funds to cover costs such as rental fees, costumes, advertising, music and copyright licensing.


If we were able to ease these challenges, we are confident our contribution to Grand Rapids, West Michigan, and the art community would grow and have a more positive impact.

During the day our ensemble members are teachers, physical therapists, nurses, and human resources managers, just to name a few. However, every week we come together as artists to create and grow. Our hope as an ensemble is to create a name for ourselves in the West Michigan area and to continue to provide an artistic outlet for our dancers.

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Your sponsorship will allow us to pursue our artistic vision and help us solidify our place in the vibrant Grand Rapids Art Community.

In addition to becoming a patron of the arts, you and/or your company would receive the following gift in gratitude for your contribution.


*Recognition and free promotional ad in our program and on all our social media platforms as a sponsor of Grand Rapids Dance Ensemble.

Donations of $100 or more will also receive two complimentary tickets to our next performance.