November 24th, 2020
Please forward to all other teachers, Facebook groups, associates and significant parents in your dance world. The more information we put out there – the better we are. Amazing encouragement is being shown to all of us.
BC Dance Educators Current “Business”
1. Membership All Teachers, Directors and Dance Educators are welcome to become a Member of BCDEA The Membership fee is $25.00
BC Dance Educators sent a letter to SOCAN and ReSound on August 16th, 2020 asking them to waive their Tariff fees for the upcoming year. (If you would like to receive a copy of the letter and the reply – let me know and I an forward to you) Unfortunately, we were refused.
2. SOCAN Fees are now due
In order for a dance studio to receive the reduced tariff fee – each teacher must be registered with a governing body. This then allows them to purchase a SOCAN license.
Submit your membership application and summary for your studio by going to https://www.bcdanceeducators.ca/ (Make sure you don’t get it mixed up with the government teachers site.!!) We are keeping our Membership fee at $25 for new Members. Each teacher in your studio must have a SOCAN license (annual fee is $78.45 include GST) to use music. This SOCAN license DOES cover virtual classes. You do not need to pay anything further for that. We appreciate you getting your fees into us by December 15, 2020.
3. Re:Sound Tariffs
The dance coalition worked out a huge adjustment to the Re:Sound fees studios are required to pay. Paying your Re:Sound fees is NOT done through BC Dance Educators. You are on your own for that. Information regarding the class tiering structure was sent to you – contact me if you need it re-sent.
4. Festival du Ballet BC Dance Educators will (hopefully – depending on our Health Authority rules) be presenting Festival Du Ballet in 2021. Surrey Arts Centre – May 14 – 16, 2021. The registration process will be up on the website December 1st.
This event will be non-profit and volunteer run. WEM is donating all medals, trophies, and Festival merchandise to this event. A zoom meeting will be set-up for Wednesday, November 25 at 11.00 am. Contact me if you want to join in.
5. Meeting - BC Dance Educators A Zoom meeting will be set up for Tuesday, November 24th at 11.00 am to discuss common issues. Contact me if you want to join in and I will send you the link.
Most importantly, please feel free to five me a call about any of this. I know this is a hard time for you all, I am always up for a chat. For those of you who have met me, you know that I talk way faster than I type :)