I recently left the Board, so I will speak in the past tense:
1) In the last 14 years, we (the dance organizers) never cancelled a dance due to weather
- people seem to come anyway, in Vermont. However, sometimes the owner of the venue
closed (cancelled) due to the weather.
2) As soon as cancellation was known/decided: We tried to contact all performers
(including a paid sound technician) before they left home, and explained that we prefer to
reimburse only the performers who have already expended money/time.3) Discussed the
situation with each performer. Often performers are willing to forgo any payment, once
they understand our hand-to-mouth circumstances.
3) In the last 14 years, we always tried to maintain a bank balance large enough to cover
a "total loss" of one dance (pay all performers, but have no income). But we
never had more than one performer, per cancelled dance, accept/ask for payment ($100 - the
guaranteed per-person minimum at the time).Brian Appleberryre: Queen City Contras,
Burlington, Vermont (Dances are once per month, year-round.)
From: John W Gintell via Organizers <organizers(a)lists.sharedweight.net>
To: A list for dance organizers <organizers(a)sharedweight.net>
Sent: Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:43 PM
Subject: [Organizers] Cancellations payment to musicians and callers policy
What do dance organizers do about paying callers and musicians in the event that a dance
gets cancelled because of bad weather?
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