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Hi Mac, Jack, Kimbi, and Alex,
Thanks so much for chiming in on this topic. Some great points including
some of the potential disadvantages to a larger crowd! I was thinking
only in terms of advantages as the resource I'm working on is about revenue
sources (e.g., 10 more dancers means 10 X the admission fee). However, it's
so true that there can be disadvantages.
Currently working through over 100 pages of 'revenue source' information
that folks have sent in or that I've pulled from previous conversations.
So I'll likely have some more questions for the group.
I really appreciate any insights you are willing to share ----> it will
definitely help strengthen this resource!
On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 10:19 AM Jack Mitchell <jmitchell.nc(a)gmail.com>
> Also, larger numbers also generally mean that ability levels average out a
> bit. With a really small dance, two or three people who are really
> struggling can make the whole dance fall apart, or mean that the caller has
> to choose especially simple dances to avoid meltdowns, where with larger
> groups, it is possible to handle more new dancers with the support of the
> experienced dancers.
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 2:58 PM Mac Mckeever via Organizers <
> organizers(a)lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:
>> To expand on your first item:
>> Higher dancer density (up to a point) increases the excitement level.
>> You can take a really great event and double the size of the room and the
>> energy level will decline.
>> Increasing attendance in the same hall will increase energy, excitement
>> and enjoyment up to a point - then it starts getting crowded and everything
>> does down hill from there (including dancer safety)
>> So increasing attendance isn't always a good thing - unless you have a
>> bigger hall to move to.
>> Mac McKeever
>> On Monday, February 25, 2019, 12:45:52 PM CST, Emily Addison via
>> Organizers <organizers(a)lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:
>> Hi All!
>> Can I pick your brain on a project that I'm working on for CDSS? It
>> relates to revenue sources for dances.
>> Probably the obvious way to increase revenue is by increasing
>> attendance.... although I know this can be extremely hard.
>> I'm wondering - other than revenue, what are other benefits to having
>> more dancers at your event? Here's a list that I've started....
>> More dancers results in:
>> -The dance feeling like a more exciting event …. “the place to be”
>> -More people available to invite their friends next time. (As we know –
>> the best way to get new dancers is through word-of-mouth)
>> More people to support your events moving forward (i.e., as volunteers,
>> donors, etc)
>> -More options for dance partners – which can be helpful for certain
>> -Potential for a more diverse crowd in terms of age, experience,
>> ethnicity, gender identity, etc.
>> Any insight welcome!!!
>> With thanks :)
>> Emily in Ottawa
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