I agree with Stephen and Jeff. Snacks are terrific. Especially good way to build a
thriving community. Low cost for great return.
PS For 6 years our Tasty Treat potluck was a vital part of our dance. We've recently
let our snack potluck slide into oblivion, due to lack of interest on the part of dancers
and organizers both. It was complicated by our series structure (Community dance then
Contras, with snacks in between the two) and hall configuration (nowhere to eat snacks but
on the crowded dance floor) We were hearing complaints from parents with young kids who
didn't want them sugared up before bedtime, and no one from the contras was coming
early to contribute. For a while we had a coordinator solicit/buy snacks and set them up
($30 or so per dance, for fruit, cheese, crackers, etc.) When the coordinator
'retired', we decided to stop spending money and time on it, and saved ourselves
from trying to sweeping up the crumbs and mess before the contras started (a futile task.)
We may change our minds and revive the snacks in some other configuration. But for now
we only do snacks on our 'birthday dance' - the anniversary of the series.
But I definitely would suggest doing it as part of a new series. Food greases the social
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