Correction: At Rochester's Sunday English dance, there is one volunteer who sits at the door for the first half of the dance to take the gate, answer questions, etc.  He also give out "next dance free" passes to first time dancers. In return, he gets free admission to the dance, and is able to dance the second half of the evening.  They had tried a rotating schedule across the English organizers, but coverage became spotty.

Bob's description is accurate for Thursday Contras. For both series, the financial secretary counts the cash box at the break, pays the performers at the end of the night, and fills out a reporting form which is delivered to the treasurer with the balance for deposit.  After the break, the cash box is replenished with the seed and left open for late arrivals to pay.


On Sun, Dec 31, 2017 at 11:35 AM B Fabinski via Organizers <> wrote:
In Rochester NY, at our weekly Thursday Contra and Sunday English dances,
we use the honor system. The cashbox is at the door inside the hall, where everyone can see who is at it.
They are small-ish dances, about 50-60 people on average, and mostly regulars.
We speak to all new dancers at the break and give a "next-time-free" pass,
and use this as an opportunity to remind them to "pay this time."

We have a few different prices, for members, students, young kids, and an annual pass option,
so estimating what should be there is tricky. It usually works out when I eyeball it.

Bob Fabinski

On 12/28/17 11:22 AM, Chrissy Fowler via Organizers wrote:
We're curious about how other dance organizers handle the task of sitting at the door and taking money.

Who does it?
- organizers?
- volunteers?
- a mix?
- nobody?
- how many people at a time?

How is it done?
- scheduling people to do the task (how?)
- vetting/soliciting the vols (any parameters?)
- how long does each person sit at door on a given dance eve?
- any compensation/barter?

Other relevant info?

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Belfast, ME

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