Support the Dance Team

Backstage Buckeyes is a formalized support group for The Ohio State University Dance Team composed of parents, alumni, fans, and supporters.

Backstage Buckeyes exists to honor the past, maximize the present and impact the future of The Ohio State Dance Team.

Donate in any capacity to Varsity Dance Team Program Support Fund, the team’s discretionary account, to become a member.

Donations above $1,000 will qualify for benefits, details below.

Annual Giving: Annual giving is an effective way to help support The Ohio State Dance Team and make an immediate impact. Gifts in the form of annual giving are deposited into the team’s Discretionary Fund which aims to supplement the operating budget issued by the University. Those that give a total of $1,000 or more annually (by June 30) would be entitled to the benefits of the Backstage Buckeyes.

Monthly Giving: Monthly giving through the form of direct deduction is an excellent option to allow these members of our Ohio State Dance Team family to contribute and also make an impact over time. Monthly giving is earmarked for the Dance Team Scholarship Fund which aims to help offset the cost of books and fees for upperclassmen.

Those that give a total of $1,000 or more annually (by June 30) would be entitled to the benefits of the Backstage Buckeyes listed below:

Annual Giving Levels

Buckeye Level: $1,000+

– Bi-monthly newsletter from coaching staff, recognition at team banquet, invitation to donors only event

Gray Level: $2,500+

– T-shirt, ​bi-monthly newsletter from coaching staff, recognition at team banquet, designated seating section at Nationals Preview, invitation to donors only event

Scarlet Level: $5,000+

– Sweatshirt, bi-monthly newsletter from coaching staff, recognition at team banquet, designated seating section at Nationals Preview, designated seating at Grassy Knoll for 2021 Football Season (if available per safety protocol) , invitation to donors only event

Champions Club: Sponsor a package listed below

– Jacket, championship ring (if won!), bi-monthly newsletter from coaching staff, recognition at team banquet, name displayed on Backstage Buckeyes Plaque at Steelwood, designated seating section at Nationals Preview, designated seating at Grassy Knoll for 2021 Football Season (if available per safety protocol), invitation to donors only event, exclusive invitation to Nationals and/or Pre-Game Practices

Nationals Choreography + Consultant Package: $17,500

– Jazz Choreography
– Jazz Choreographer Travel
– Pom Choreography
– Pom Choreographer Travel
– Routine Consultants
– Routine Consultant Travel
– Pom Music

Generously Donated by Kurt & Stacy Takahashi, Dan & Debbie Placita, Chris & Kathie McConnell, and Bob Martin

Nationals Travel Package: $12,500

– Flights
– Bus at Nationals
– Bus to Airport
– Meals at Nationals
– Studio Rental

Generously Donated by Marc & Cathy Smith and Dan & Jill Nelson

Nationals Success Package: $15,000

– Jazz Costumes
– Pom Costumes
– Poms
– Rhinestones!
– Ballet Instruction
– Recovery Massages
– Team Meals Pre / Post Nationals Practice

Steelwood 2.0 Package: $30,000

– High Top Tables & Chairs
– Television
– Countertop, Storage & Cabinets
– Video System
– Branding

Ohio State’s success is a direct byproduct of the support and encouragement from you, the generous members of Buckeye Nation, who recognize the value of athletics as part of the total student-athlete experience.

You can help our student athletes realize their dreams by making a charitable donation to Backstage Buckeyes.

Funds will be used to help meet the program’s goals during the season and leave in place the platform needed for future teams to maintain the tradition.

 

Thank you for your support of The Ohio State Dance Team, and–as always–Go Buckeyes!