Volunteer to work during Festival?
Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:02 PM
You're also right about the acronym. In our region I've never heard it called anything other than RDA, so that's the assocation I make. Maybe we need to come up with our own catchy acronym.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:41 PM
Everyone always joked that there should be a company in Hawaii so then we could go there
As for the volunteering, I'm undecided. When I was on staff, if my company would have paid for me to be there, I wouldn't mind volunteering. But I'm not sure I would spend money to go there and volunteer. I think it might work if the volunteer duties for each company could be rotated between a few individuals - that way, no one person would have to work the entire time and miss seeing their kid in class or whatnot. But there may be more of a strain for smaller companies (with fewer parents attending) vs larger companies. Of course, larger companies also have more kids that need to be chaperoned, so maybe it all works out.
Though I do remember one year where our company didn't even have enough chaperones - the company had to offer to discount the chaperone's kit (maybe $75 off or something) to encourage parents to attend. Then there were years where there was an abundance of chaperones so even dancers over 18 or 21 had chaperones (compared to some years where they did not).
I see that RDA/Northeast is also hosting their regional festival. Anyone know what they are doing about volunteers?
Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:36 PM
We are working on having a "performance" kit that would be just admittance to the performances each evening or individual shows. As soon as we have the information on this we will send it your director's way.
Any further word whether performance tickets will be available to non-participants?
Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:07 PM
Information on availability of performance only kits will be available after registration is completed at the end of March.
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