GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING FOR FUNDING FOR NEW DANCER CLASSES
1. Funding for New Dancer Classes is intended for those clubs, callers and cuers who, through no fault of their own, experience financial difficulties with their new dancer classes. It is also expected that existing New Dancer Classes or Clubs will be receiving financial support from their parent/sponsoring club where possible.
2. New Dancer Funding may be available to Square, Round, Contra and Clogging Dance Clubs that sponsor new dancer classes or to a caller or cuer or leader who conducts his or her own caller/cuer/leader run class. For these purposes, the definition of a new dancer class will be one that is at the introductory level of each dance form. (Basic/Mainstream for square dancing, Phase II/III for round dancing, etc.)
3. Clubs, callers, cuers or leaders applying for this funding are required to be paid up members of BCS&RDF and are expected to encourage their new dancers to join the BCS&RDF as soon as is practical.
4. Before applying for this funding, clubs, callers, cuers or leaders should have already established a new dancer class which should have been running for a minimum of 16 hours.
5. Clubs, callers, cuers or leaders applying for this funding are expected to charge their new dancers a minimum of $5.00 each per night to participate in new dancer evenings throughout the dance season with the possible exception of a couple of free nights to introduce them to the activity.
6. Clubs, callers, cuers or leaders applying for this funding are expected to report any other funding that has been applied for, or received, for the new dancer class.
7. Clubs, callers, cuers or leaders applying for this funding should indicate whether or not new dancer classes are run in conjunction with a parent or sponsoring club dance time and whether or not these classes are sharing the cost of the hall rental and the callerís fees with this club.
8. Clubs, callers, cuers or leaders applying for this funding should realize that new dancer funding grants will only be awarded as long as the BCS&RDF is financially able to do so.
9. Clubs, callers, cuers or leaders applying for this funding are
expected to have been economically prudent in matching their expected costs
(hall and instructor) to their financial capabilities and expected income.
10. Applications for New Dancer Funding Assistance are not retroactive. The requested assistance must be on behalf of the new dancer class enrolled at the time of the application and the applications should be sent to the current 2nd Vice-President of the BCS&RDF.
11. The amount for any one application will not exceed $250.00 per dance season and applications will only be considered if the proper application forms and a list of the names of the New Dancers have been submitted. These forms can be copied from the Handbook or downloaded from the Federation Website (http://www.squaredance.bc.ca ) or obtained from your regional delegate.
12. The granting of Federation funding for a new dancer class will be decided by the Executive Committee appointed for this task.
13. Clubs, callers, cuers or leaders receiving funding shall forward a year end report to the current 2nd vice president of the BCS&RDF which shall include revenue and expenses for the new dancer class as well as the number of dancers who graduated at the end of the year.
14. Should the parent club sponsor both a New Dancer Square Dancer class and a New Dancer Round Dance class on separate nights that at least 70% of the dancers be different dancers.
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