Contrary to Popular Opinion: A Blog
We hope you all had a lovely time at the Shindig the other weekend. It was so wonderful to see so many of you! What a dance!
Now, for some complicated news. We recently received notice from Dayton Learning Center that informed us that we need to have proof of insurance to continue dancing there (or at any Rockingham County Public Schools facility). We've run into this issue before when looking for new locations for the Monday dance, but managed to find dance locations that did not require insurance, although they are far from ideal. So, thus far, we've avoided the added expense of annual insurance.
The SVCD Committee met this week to discuss what to do. After much debate, we decided that it would be in both dance's best interest to pursue insurance. We don't do this lightly, but feel that having insurance will allow us access to better dance locations, and at least allow us the opportunity to finish Dayton Dances through June at DLC.
We are asking for this community to circle the wagons and help us keep our dances going. You know that over the past year we have done a lot to fundraise, advertise, get new dancers, and reduce expenses, but this is an expense we just don't see a way to avoid. We hope that through incurring the expense of insurance, we can locate both dances at appropriate dance halls and expand our dancing communities.
We need your help though. We need to raise $800 for our annual insurance (which will cover all dances for Dayton and Monday), membership to the Country Dance and Song Society (which we need to get the best insurance rate we could find), and our non-profit renewal cost.
How you can help:
With all this going on, our intention is to still have the February Dayton Dance at the Dayton Learning Center however, please stay tuned for updated locations which will depend on available funds each month.
Keep on dancing,
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