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Dance Organization Fees Summary

July 8th, 2011
contra, organizing, calling  [html]
Contra dances vary a lot in terms of who volunteers, who gets paid, how much is paid, and in other expenses. There was recently a discussion about this on the shared weight list and I thought I would post a summary.

place frequency admission attendance hall caller band sound extra
St Louis Sunday Night weekly $5 60-80 $125 $45 + $15 beginner session $200 total $25, equipment provided, free admission elsewhen
St Louis Saturday Night monthly $7 50-80 $125 $60 + $15 beginner session $250 total $25, equipment provided, free admission elsewhen
St Louis Callers Choice monthly $7 50-80 $125 unpaid, open calling $50/person $25, equipment provided, free admission elsewhen
St Louis English Workshop monthly $5 ? $125 unpaid, open calling unpaid, recorded music $25, equipment provided, free admission elsewhen
St Louis English Dance monthly $8 ? $125 sometimes paid, sometimes not $50/person $25, equipment provided, free admission elsewhen
St Louis Waltz Party monthly $10 40 $125 $25 for workshop leading $50/person $25, equipment provided, free admission elsewhen
St Louis English Ball quarterly $10 30-40 $125 $30 $50/person $25, equipment provided, free admission elsewhen
St Louis NYE Contra Ball yearly $10 90 $125 unpaid, open calling $300 $25, equipment provided, free admission elsewhen
Portland Oregon Contra twice monthly $9 80-150 $300 $70 $70/person, up to four people $125 profit sharing
Portland Oregon Fifth Saturday Contra every few months $9 ? ? open calling, $70 lead caller only open band, $70 two lead musicians only $125 profit sharing
Concord Massachusetts Thursday weekly $8 100-200 ~$300 depends on total number of performers: 3=$155; 4=$145; 5=$125; 6=$104; 7=$89 depends on total number of performers: 3=$155; 4=$145; 5=$125; 6=$104; 7=$89 $50, equipment not provided profit sharing
Farmington Maine monthly $6 20-30 $100, paid for by a generous dancer one share one share each, up to five one share
Glen Echo Maryland Friday weekly $9 275 40%, $700 guarantee ($350 midMar-Nov) 10%, $100 guarantee 35%, $100 guarantee/musician ($400 max guarantee) 7%, $100 guarantee, max $200
Cambridge Massachusetts BIDA monthly $5-$10 sliding scale 80-110 $165 $75 $75/person $75, equipment not provided profit sharing
Eugene Oregon twice monthly $8 ? $114 $75 $75/person, $300 max $150 profit sharing (rare)
Corvallis Oregon twice monthly $7 ? $80 $50 $50/person, up to $200 $100 profit sharing (common)
Austin Big Dances twice monthly $9 60-90 $230, $275 $30 $30/person $75 profit sharing
Austin Barn Dancers weekly $0 35-40 $0 unpaid unpaid probably unpaid
Austin Texas English monthly $6 25 $62.50 unpaid recorded music ?
Bay Area Country Dance: Contra weekly $10 ? ? $50 $50/person $25
Bay Area Country Dance: English weekly $10 ? ? $20 $20/person $20, usually unpaid
Cambridge MIT twice monthly $6 10-50 $0 ~$40 ~30/person unpaid
Medway Massachusetts monthly $8 6-20 ? ? $100 total band brings and runs sound
Woodstock Vermont monthly $8 (includes dinner) 80 for family dance, then 15-40 for contra $130, sponsor paid organizer calls unpaid, one share if not one share band provided
Davis Square Somerville monthly in the summer free 50 free; outdoor multicaller, unpaid open band, unpaid acoustic
Asheville: Old Farmer's Ball Thursday weekly $6 200+ free, in exchange for $1 student admissions one share of 70%, $100 guarantee one share of 70%, $100 guarantee each $125
Country Dance New York weekly $15 ? ? $110 $90/each ? profit sharing
Amherst MA near-weekly $10, fulltime students $8, high school students $6 median 75; range 50-165? $175 $75 $75/each $23-$30, equipment provided profit sharing: Series takes 20% of profit after paying all expenses and guarantee to performers. The rest (80%) is split between performers.

Update 2011-07-11: added woodstock vt, admission, attendance, hall cost, links. Admission doesn't list discounts for named categories (members, students, etc)
Update 2011-07-12: added asheville nc Update 2011-07-17: added cdny, updated glen echo friday Update 2013-06-15: added amherst

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