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?
> Thanks,
> Belfast Flying Shoes board of directors
> Belfast, ME
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