Contract


Welcome to the CDC Performance Company! The CDCPC is the performance arm for Carolina Dance Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides quality dance education, performance opportunities and community enrichment. This contract outlines responsibilities and commitments for dancers accepted for the 2018-2019 season.

 

CDCPC 2018-2019 Performance Company Contract

 

PLEASE NOTE:

– Dates and/or expenses listed in this contract are subject to change.

– Updates are sent out via email when necessary.

 

Q&A:

Q. If my dancer is not in Carolina Civic Ballet, are they able to still participate in the Saturday Company class?
A. Yes, Saturday Company classes are open to all Company members as long as they follow the age/level that is appropriate for them. Note that our youngest dancers do not attend Saturday Company classes. 

 

Q. If my dancer is in Carolina Rhythm, is Guest Artist Intensive required?
A. No, Guest Artist is not required for those ONLY in tap Company and your Fair Share Fee was adjusted accordingly. However, it is highly recommended.

 

Q. How will my Fair Share Fee be divided if I opt for the Payment Plan?
A. Depending on how many Companies you decide to participate in, you’ll owe your Commitment Fee upfront at the time you turn in your Contract. The Commitment Fee is deducted from your total Fair Share Payment. The balance will be divided into 10 monthly payments, due on the 15th of each month. 

 

Q. I understand six tickets for the Holiday Show and Spring Extravaganza are included in my Fair Share Fee. What tier seating is included and what if I want an upgraded tier?
A. The included ticket vouchers are the lower tier tickets. If you’d like to upgrade to premium seating, you simply pay the difference.

 

Q. My child is in year-round school and can’t attend Guest Artist Intensive. Will that be excused and will I receive credit?
A. Yes, we allow excused absences from Guest Artist ONLY with proof of year-round school attendance/conflicts. The credit for Guest Artist is $300.00 with a valid excuse and is only applicable to Carolina Civic Ballet and Carolina Groove since Guest Artist is not required or included in Carolina Rhythm’s Fee.

 

Q. Why is the discount for excused absences from Guest Artist $300?
A. Guest Artist costs roughly $30,000 and we do not make a profit on it nor is it our goal to make a profit. Last year, we had 100 Company dancers which breaks the cost per dancer down to $272. We recognize and support that some dancers will be in school and others are away doing other dance intensives such as Joffrey and those absences are excused. Guest Artist is a required intensive (except for Carolina Rhythm) and when we have an increased number of dancers missing Guest Artist for other reasons; it drives the cost per dancer up significantly. Under Fair Share, every dancer contributes keeping the cost per dancer down. This is how we came up with the $300 credit for excused absences only. 

 

Q. If I decide to pay my Fair Share payment in full upfront, can I do so?
A. Yes, absolutely! If you decide to make a full payment upfront, you can receive a 5% discount if you pay via cash or check. 

 

Q. Has fundraising credit changed at all now that we are following the Fair Share structure.
A. Yes, and it is in your favor! We now will honor 100% credit (after costs if applicable) up to your entire Fair Share Fee (including CGE). Any fundraising amounts after you meet your total Fee payment will be at a split with the Foundation.

 

Q. Can grandparents, friends, dancers work to fulfill volunteer hours?
A. Definitely! We only ask, especially if a dancer works a shift, that they are capable and age-appropriate to work their desired shift. Since some of the available volunteer shifts involve money or food-handling, we want to make sure your dancer is mature enough to fulfill those tasks. 

 

Q. Why are we moving to this new Fair Share Fee structure?
A. We have long been asked to make the payment process more stream-lined and simpler by parents. We understand that it becomes difficult to budget and manage $25 here, $100 there and, likewise, it makes it difficult for the Board to constantly keep track of various checks and payments coming in at all times for all 100+ dancer families. The Board has spent countless hours working on this new payment plan. The plan offers a win-win on both sides as our Board is now able to effectively manage a more scheduled payment as well as families are able to budget better since there is a set payment schedule. 

 

Q. The Fair Share Plan seems to be a bit higher than what I’ve paid in the past. Why?
A. As we mentioned, the Board spent countless hours working on the new structure. We totaled all of last year’s fees (dues, Guest Artist, fundraising requirement, Master Class Weekends, Holiday and Spring Extravaganza show tickets, End of Year Party tickets, etc.) and used that as a basis for the fee for each Company. We then took into account our budget and what funds would be needed to keep the Foundation running for the 2018-2019 year. We averaged these all together to come up with the fees. While you may notice a slight increase this year, it is not uncommon for Dues, Guest Artist, and Master Class fees to increase from year to year to accommodate the growing needs of the Foundation. As we are a nonprofit, we must first and foremost make sure that the dollars we bring in are able to sustain the Foundation. Likewise, our Artistic Directors want to continue to bring in talented choreographers and amazing opportunities for all of our amazing dancers!

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