The Portland Branch pays its teachers $10 a class to help offset their time
and help pay for books, CDs, etc. None of us are in it "for the money", but
to have more people to enjoy our hobby with.
Marjorie McLaughlin wrote:
> The San Diego Branch classes operate, along with other dance clubs, > within the City Park and Recreation Dept in group called the > International Dance Association. This gives us opportunity for > insurance, but more importantly it gives us free rooms in Balboa Park. > However, due to an old city regulation, we are restricted to a $5 per > night "payment" to our teachers. The branch also covers mileage and > expenses, but to compensate a bit more for this ridiculous payment, we > are offered an annual sum to be used in the Branch bookstore, and an > amount to be spent attending a workshop of our choice. > > No, not a living wage, but this hobby has offered me more wonderful > opportunities for travel and friendship than I could ever have imagined > and for that I am grateful. > > Our Branch has also recently re-instituted the after-party idea after a > hiatus of a couple of years. It certainly does contribute to the > sociability and cohesion of the group, and this teacher's home is often > the scene of a late night get together. You could visit the McLaughlin > Dancing Master's Virtual Pub at > http://www.geocities.com/NapaValley/4755/ > to see one of the locales of San Diego's frequent parties. No, I'm not > the publican, just married to him. > > Marjorie McLaughlin > San Diego, CA > > -- > Marjorie McLaughlin <email@example.com>