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Dance Team Fundraising Ideas

Crazy About Cookies

Crazy About Cookies

The top cookie dough fundraiser more than 5 years running

Snackin in the USA

Snackin In The USA

Sell 20 delicious, sweet and savory treats for only $8.00 each!

Quote Candle Fundraiser

Quote Candles

A choice of 8 beautiful scented candles with an inspirational quote

Scratch & Help

Scratch & Help

Fun and easy way for your group to earn up to 100% profit!

Dance Team Fundraisers Help To Fund Dreams

Best dance team fundraising ideas

Successful and proven dance team fundraisers are a must for most dance groups to survive and thrive. From day one dancer’s learn discipline and determination from a single pirouette, and nothing requires tenacity more than tap. Dance class fosters an environment where camaraderie and competition can co-exist harmoniously and where life-long friendships develop. Plus, being a dancer is cool! All you have to do is look at the iconic list of dance movies to know that rhythm, grace, and poise is what everyone secretly longs for.

Despite the upheaval of COVID-19, there’s never been a more exciting time to be a dancer. With over 54,000 dance studios in the United States teaching everything from swing to hip hop, the dance industry is getting groovier every year. But as dance moms can surely corroborate, all that groovy costs a lot of gravy. Dance is not cheap.

Many dance studios offer a variety of classes where dancers are enrolled in more than one style. Competitive dancers take several dance classes a week and attend a roster of competitions each year. Dance teams fundraise for costumes, competition fees, and accommodation expenses. A dance school might fundraise for new mirrors, new floors, or new equipment. The expenses add up quickly, and that’s where JustFundraising comes in.

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Get In Formation With a JustFundraising Dance Team Fundraiser

For the past 22 years, JustFundraising® has worked with dance groups all over the United States. From tiny tots in tutus to semi-professionals dance teams, we’ve helped thousands of dancers reach their fundraising goals and sashay their way to success! We understand that fundraising can be stressful, so we work with you to ensure the experience is fast, easy, and profitable. We’ve helped dance teams reach their financial objectives with fundraising profits as high as 90%! Our amazing selection of no-money-upfront fundraisers means you can run your campaign with no financial risk. So let’s take a look and decide: what fundraiser is right for your dance team?

8 Best Dance Team Fundraisers

Cookie dough fundraiser

1) Cookie Dough Fundraiser

It should be no surprise that cookie dough is one of our most popular fundraisers and a top choice for dance teams—it’s hard to say no to a great cause, especially when it’s coupled with the promise of cookies! We offer a selection of delicious cookie dough campaigns, from extra large tubs to preformed dough that’s already shaped and ready to bake. Cookie dough tubs cost between $10 and $16, so it’s accommodating to a variety of tastes and budgets.

Another reason cookie dough is a popular choice is because it’s low risk and high reward. A cookie dough fundraiser doesn’t require any initial investment and your team is able to earn up to 55% profit, which is a pretty sweet deal. It also couldn’t be easier to run! Our new online fundraising platform is a safe and hassle-free way to sell cookie dough to friends and family without leaving the house. Organize a drive-thru pickup at your dance school for safe and simple distribution.

Face mask fundraiser

2) Custom Face Masks Fundraiser

In the age of COVID-19, face masks are a must. But necessity needn’t be a drudgery! Selling custom face masks is a fantastic way for your dance troop to boost morale and have a little fun while offering something that everyone benefits from.

We’ll print your team’s name and logo directly on the masks, so your community can flaunt team spirit right along with you! We also offer a fun selection of prints like a goofy grin, a cartoon mustache, and animal noses. Our rhinestone studded options are hard to resist, but if low-key is more your style, we have a variety of solid colors as well.

Masks are $15 each or sold in threes for $39. Available both in adult and child sizes, they’re also machine washable and have the potential to earn your team up to 50% profit. For an initial fee of $35, we’ll create your dance team a custom order form as well as an online store for you to safely run your face mask fundraiser.

Candle fundraiser

3) Candle Fundraiser

Quote candles are peaceful little luxuries and a fantastic idea for your next dance team fundraiser. As our top selling candle fundraiser with no up-front costs and an earning potential of 50% profit, it’s a safe and sound option for meeting your financial goals.

Quote candles are made from premium blended natural wax and hand-poured in the United States with an uplifting saying on each label. Featuring 8 different scents like Salted Caramel or Lavender Mist, each candle boasts a 75-hour burn time of your favorite aroma. They also make thoughtful gifts!

Request our beautifully photographed order-takers for your team, or simply and safely campaign online through our new virtual fundraising platform.

Nuts about sports fundraising program

4) Snackin in the USA Fundraiser

No one understands the importance of packin’ a snack for a long day of rehearsals like a dancer does, and a snack fundraiser for your dance team couldn’t be more appropriate. Snackin’ In The USA offers a variety of 20 different delicious snacks to satisfy your cravings, be them sweet, salty, or a little mix of both.

With no upfront costs and 50% profit potential, Snackin in the USA is a low stress high reward fundraiser. Plus, snacks are only $8 a bag, making it an accessible fundraiser to accommodate a diverse range of income levels. Sell them online from your virtual store or in-person to friends and family. Either way you swing it, you’ll be setting your dance team up for snack-tactular success.

Fortune cookie fundraising program

5) Fortune Cookie Fundraiser

Famous Fortune Cookies are a jazzed-up version of their original design and an exciting twist on the ol’ candy bar routine. Dipped in premium chocolate with candy coatings and an uplifting fortune tucked inside of each one, let fortune cookies take the floor for your next dance fundraiser!

Cookies come in a 60-piece carrier case containing 15 of each delectable flavor: birthday cake, chocolate bits, cookies and cream, and salted caramel. Priced at only $1 each, your dance team will have no problem selling these by the handful to their friends, family, classmates, and supporters.

With an earning potential of up to 50% profit, this is a great fundraiser to run on its own or paired with another fundraising product or event. Shipping is free, and all you need to do is order one mastercase (containing 4 carrier cases) to get started!

Popcorn fundraiser program

6) Popcorn Fundraiser

In case you didn’t hear, our two epicurean popcorn fundraisers are taking center stage with their irresistible flavors! Popping up as a tasty alternative to chips or a trendy nosh at your next event, our deluxe popcorn is hard to resist and will help your dance team successfully smash their financial goals.

Our Caramel Popcorn Fundraiser offers a selection of 6 mouthwatering flavors from Buttery Caramel to decadent Peanut Butter Delight. Priced at $17 a tub, this is a great fundraiser to launch around the holidays as a special seasonal treat. Cooler weather favors this fundraiser as we can only ship this popcorn in temperatures lower than 65 F.

If a sweet-n-savory variety is more your style, our Gourmet Popcorn Fundraiser is the perfect choice. Seven exciting flavors like Jalapeno Cheese and Chicago-Style are sold by the bag for $10 each, making this an affordable option for a range of budgets.

With no upfront costs and 40% profit, this is a great, low-stress choice for your next dance team fundraiser. Launch it on its own, or pair it with a movie night fundraiser to generate more buzz and profit. Sell in-person with our full color order-takers, or use our safe and convenient online store to run this fundraiser virtually.

Pizza fundraiser program

7) Zap-a-Snack Pizza Fundraiser

Americans love pizza so much that approximately three billion pizzas are sold in the United States every year, plus an additional one billion frozen pizzas! With those stats in mind, why not host a pizza fundraiser and make it a delicious win-win situation for all.

Our Zap-a-Snack fundraiser offers a variety of microwavable french bread pizzas that are sure to satisfy your craving, quickly. Each box of six 8-inch pizzas is $20 and available in your choice of Cheese, Pepperoni, Three Meat, Supreme, and Five Cheese Garlic Bread. With no money upfront, 40% profit, and a nation full of pizza-lovers, a Zap-a-Snack fundraiser is a safe bet for financial success.

Americans love pizza so much that approximately three billion pizzas are sold in the United States every year, plus an additional one billion frozen pizzas! With those stats in mind, why not host a pizza fundraiser and make it a delicious win-win situation for all.

Our Zap-a-Snack fundraiser offers a variety of microwavable french bread pizzas that are sure to satisfy your craving, quickly. Each box of six 8-inch pizzas is $20 and available in your choice of Cheese, Pepperoni, Three Meat, Supreme, and Five Cheese Garlic Bread. With no money upfront, 40% profit, and a nation full of pizza-lovers, a Zap-a-Snack fundraiser is a safe bet for financial success.

Scratch card fundraiser

8) Scratch & Help Fundraiser

For profits higher than a perfect battement, our Scratch & Help fundraiser is the way to go! A simple concept that yields big results, it also couldn’t be simpler to run.

We’ll send your dance team scratch cards with your dance club name and logo printed on the front, pocket-sized and convenient to carry. Each dot reveals a donation amount ranging from $.50 to $3.00, and supporters scratch off as many dots as they wish. In exchange for their on-the-spot donation, they receive a coupon sheet with a $50+ value towards local restaurants and retailers.

Each scratch card costs $20 but raises $100, so profit margins are huge! A dance team of 15 can easily raise $1200 profit by completing just one scratch card each.

Browse our Other Categories of Dance Team Fundraising Products

JustFundraising offers 2 methods of product fundraising – order-takers (or brochures) and direct-sellers (also known as show-and-sell).

Order Takers

Order-Takers are brochures featuring quality items to sell, such as cookie dough, gourmet snacks and gift items, usually priced between $5 and $25. We’ll send them to you free of charge so you can start selling, and earning up to 55% profit.

Direct Sellers

Direct-Sellers are any product that you have in-hand to sell such as lollipops, Hershey’s candy bars, beef sticks and scratch cards, usually priced between $0.50 and $5. Free Shipping on all.

8 DIY Event Ideas For Dance Team Fundraisers

DIY dance team fundraising ideas

1) Talent Show Fundraiser

Host a talent show! A talent show is a time-honored tradition for a reason. It’s a wonderful way to bring people together and celebrate your community members’ hidden talents and passions while raising money for your dance team.

Invite a variety of people and talents to take the stage, and of course, have your dance team perform! Even better if you can get a beloved teacher or someone’s grandparent to participate: the more diversity and hype you can create, the bigger your audience will be. Charge $10-$15 at the door, and sell baked goods, snacks, and drinks to boost profits and make it an extra special evening.

2) Movie Night

Invite your community to a movie night! Turn your dance studio or rehearsal space into a make-shift theatre by setting up a TV or a projector, and invite your community out for a “night at the movies.”

From the iconic film Tap starring Gregory Hines to the cult classic Dirty Dancing, movies are a great way to celebrate dance or dive deeper into a time, place, and style. Make it extra special by encouraging people to dress up in the theme of the movie or keep it cozy in their PJs!

The best part is, this fundraiser is low cost and easy to run. Charge attendees an admittance fee and sell popcorn and drinks to generate more profit. There’s no shortage of dance films that ignite passion and inspire greatness, so perhaps you’ll even decide to make it a recurring event!

3) Community Dance Day

Open up your studio or rehearsal space to the public and invite non-dancers of all ages to come and have some fun! Make it a full day event by offering a selection of dance classes where participants learn simple moves and short choreos taught by your dance team.

If your school teaches a range of styles like hip hop, jazz, tap, and ballet, offer classes in all of them. Or, teach dance combos based on musical themes like disco, funk, 1920s jazz, or 80’s rock. Keep it simple, fun, and accessible to all different ages and skill levels. Make it a celebratory day of dance!

This is a great fundraiser to create community engagement and it doesn’t have to cost a dime. Charge a set price, have a sliding scale, or do Pay What You Can. Ask dance parents to contribute healthy snacks to sell to hungry participants, and make sure to have a booth set up to sell your dance team’s merch.

4) Pop-Up Thrift Shop

Ask people to donate old clothes, dance costumes, and household items that are still in great shape and host a pop-up thrift shop! Host the thrift shop in your dance space or if the weather’s accommodating, set up outside to attract more business. Advertise in advance and put up signs around your neighborhood. Wherever you hold it, curate the space so that it’s cute and inviting. Display clothes on tables or clothing racks, organize household items together, and play music!

Turn this into a fun family outing and increase profit by setting up micro-fundraisers around the thrift shop. Have a Pay What You Can face painting station, cake walk, and photo booth, and sell lollipops, popcorn, or candy bars.

5) Dance-A-Thon

A Dance-A-Thon is a memorable and exciting event that has potential to raise a lot of money! Participants pledge to dance for a certain number of hours in exchange for donations from friends and family. Make it a full day event and invite as many people as possible to participate—the more people involved and the longer they dance for, the more money your dance team will raise!

Keep the enthusiasm up by playing fun, energetic music. Create a dance-themed playlist or get creative and play music from a different decade every hour. You can even broadcast the event live on social media, and continue taking donations throughout the day.

There’s a lot of fun twists you can add, too! Plan a secret flashmob or periodically break into jam circles where everyone has their own moment in the center. Ask your local pizza parlor to donate to the event, so your Dance-A-Thon participants are properly fueled for a full day of dancing!

6) Halloween Haunted House

Turn your dance studio into a haunted house for a spooky seasonal fundraiser! Have friends and family donate halloween decorations, and plan the event with your dance team. Plot out different creepy stations, characters, and activities to have in your haunted house, and encourage your dancers to participate.

Maybe your haunted house features a tap dancing skeleton, a band of banshee ballerinas, a phantom who leaps out of nowhere, or a prowling werewolf. Don’t forget to add in elements of the unexpected…the possibilities are endless! Charge people $5 at the door, and sell candy apples, caramel corn, or other sweet treats on the way out.

7) Art Night For Adults

Set up tables, dig out the supplies, and get crafty! Hosting an Art Night For Adults is a great idea for your next dance team fundraiser. It’s a fantastic way to bring together community while also giving parents a night off to get creative for a good cause.

Look to the artists in your area or students at a local art school to find a volunteer to facilitate a simple workshop where participants make a small project. Paint nights are popular and supplies for this can be sourced inexpensively or even donated. Include snacks and drinks in the price ticket to increase profit and make it a memorable evening!

8) Auction

An auction is a fantastic fundraiser and has the potential to raise a lot of money for your dance team. Securing irresistible prizes is the most important part of an auction, so make sure you give yourself ample time to plan.

Local businesses are a great place to start inquiring about prizes and are often more than happy to donate. Gift certificates to nice restaurants, quality coffee, variety baskets, dance accessories, and tickets to concerts and shows are all great prizes. It’s a good idea to have a range of prizes at different price points while making sure to have some big ticket items that help create buzz around your event.

Next you’ll need a volunteer auctioneer! Someone with a big personality who can warm up the crowd and hype up each item. Keep the atmosphere fun and light, and serve snacks and drinks to bring in additional profit. A silent auction is also a great fundraiser to pair with your main auction, or another live event such as a talent show, a dinner, or an art night.

Fundraising Tips For Your Upcoming Dance Fundraiser

Look at Your Fundraising Solution Requirements

  • IS THE FUNDRAISER SOLUTION OF HIGH QUALITY? There are many people who would happily contribute to a great cause without reward, but a top-notch product is an amazing motivator. Offering an item that people appreciate and enjoy will ensure your cause is remembered and spur enthusiasm for your next dance fundraiser! Selling high quality fundraising products will guarantee satisfied supporters who will order from your dance team time and again.
  • CAN IT OFFER A DECENT EARNINGS LEVEL? With all the time and energy that fundraising takes, you want to ensure that your dance fundraiser raises as much profit as possible. When all is said and done, you want to make sure you’ve dedicated yourself to a fundraiser that’s earned a minimum of 40% profit for your dance team. The higher the profits, the higher your dancers can soar.
  • DOES IT HAVE THE BEST PRICE POINT? Every area is different, and residents’ incomes and budgets will vary. Their ideal price range may be between $1 and $20, so it’s important to make sure the product you’re offering is priced affordably for the neighborhood.
  • IS IT IN HIGH DEMAND? Have a good understanding of your community’s needs. Don’t be afraid to ask people what they like! Find out what your supporters want and then sell it to them. It doesn’t have to be complicated.

 

We want to help. Call one of our experts at 1-888-440-4114. We’ll answer your questions and help you find the perfect fundraiser for your dance team.

 

Gather and Encourage Your Dance Team

As soon as you’ve chosen the best fundraiser for your dance team, it’s time to initiate by putting the plan into action! Communicate the sales goals to your dance team and their parents, and make sure that everyone understands what the money will be used for.

Here are a few tips for great sales:

  • Consider giving each dancer their own personalized ‘account’, so they’re specifically compensated for the funds they raised themselves.
  • Challenge your team with gifts for quickest or biggest sales
  • Split up into groups and reward the group with the highest sales.
  • Publicly commend your team for a truly great job.
  • Keep the feeling light and fun so there’s no hassle or stress involved.

 

Think of Communication

  • Everyone involved in the fundraiser should know the number of items you’d like them to sell in order to reach your team’s goal.
  • Everyone should have a good understanding of why they’re fundraising and what the money will be used for. For example: “Our dance team needs to raise $2000 to pay our way to Nationals plus hotel accommodation.”
  • Write out a great sales pitch and make sure everyone involved has a copy. It should include the objective of your fundraiser as well as a list of the products you’re selling and their features and benefits.
  • Use social media to spread the word about your fundraising campaign. Share photos of your team (with permission) and tell people what you’re raising money for. Make it easy for your friends and family to support by adding the link to your online fundraising store.
  • Ensure an enormous “Thank you!” goes out to all the parents, supporters and volunteers immediately following the fundraiser. Putting in the effort to fundraise takes time and energy, so make them aware of how much you appreciate their commitment!

 

Dance Team Fundraising Basic Safety

Fundraising for your dance team should be fun, simple, positive, and safe! We’re confident that you know how to run a safe and successful fundraiser in your community, but nonetheless, being mindful of these steps will help eliminate any potential risks:

  • Young children should be in the care of adults when going house-to-house.
  • Older children and teens must always use the buddy system and walk in groups of 2 or more.
  • Do not enter the home of strangers. Fundraising activities should happen several feet away from the doorstep and, whenever possible, in sight of neighbors and passersby.
  • Do not carry around large amounts of money. Ask everyone to store cash in a safe and secure place on a frequent basis to ensure they’re not putting themselves at risk when going house-to-house.

Our dancers have had a great response to the cookie dough fundraiser, and we raised over $3,000!

 

Dance Academy Of Stuart | Stuart, FL

 

We worked hard and made over $1,200 with the Snackin’ in the USA fundraiser.

 

Dance Tech Academy | Idaho Falls, ID

 
 


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