[Callers] Caller Fees
daniel_pearl at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 19 09:50:05 PDT 2011
I chair the Thursday Night Dance Committee of NEFFA, which runs a weekly dance
at the Concord Scout House, in Massachusetts. I would characterize our pay as
good. Here are the basics:
1. We expect equal shares for all performers (musicians/callers). In only very
unusual circumstances will we pay different amounts.
2. Guarantee (per performer) is dependent on # of performers. 3 => $155; 4 =>
$145; 5 => $125; 6 => $104; 7 => $89.
3. Performers who travel a distance (say over 1 hour) to get to the dance get
4. Bonus *is* dependent on attendance. We assume that if people came out in
droves to dance, the performers probably had something to do with it, and they
should be rewarded. For a well-attended night, it is not unusual for performers
to make around $200 each. For an exceptionally well-attended night, they might
make $300 each.
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