Its good to see that there is a strong dance tradition in some of these places mentioned above..
so on that note what do people charge for admission to a Ceili dance..
(if there are any organizers reading this)
aside from dances at weddings where people can spend a lot of money
how do other dance societies keep the attendance up?
here (in Canada) its been $10 for years and generally turnouts are not high .. AVeraging around 70-80 people. (Sometimes 140 to 30 on slow nights)
We recently raised the price to $12 (kids are $5) but the society barely breaks even.
Bands get $300, then sound person & equipment usually $180, the callers and other organizers (people at the door, and bar) have never actually been paid, then theres the Hall rental $350 and if we actually had to pay event insurance that would be another couple hundred?...
I know it isnt much for the band (Im a regular player) but there is always a number of bands that are happy to play for dances..