Let’s Talk About Reentry, Part 7: Singing Together Safely

May 3, 2022

An online discussion to support organizers of song groups

Two organizers offered firsthand experiences about keeping their song groups alive and well through the pandemic by hosting in-person and online singing events. Our third guest provided the latest COVID-19 news from her public health perspective, with suggestions especially pertinent for song group organizers. Q&A with all three guests included:

  • Janice Hanson from Golden Link Folk Singing Society in Rochester, NY
  • Steve Deering from Vancouver Folk Song Society in Vancouver, BC
  • Dr. Kimbi Hagen, public health professor from Atlanta, GA

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Finding a Hall

This resource provides a number of tips and considerations when looking for a new space to hold a dance or music event.


Sample Budget Sheets

These downloadable Excel sheets are a great start for a sample dance budget and also for reporting income/expenses from a single event.

From Leda Shapiro Southwest Regional Organizers Conference 2014

Fundraising Strategies and Tips for Dance Organizations: Broadening our views for supporting dances

Looking to raise funds for your dance? These workshop notes take a broad view on fundraising to support your dance series, support the hall where you dance, run special events or programming, purchase equipment, or support other causes and affiliated organizations. Includes an overview of philanthropy and fundraising strategies at the macro level, and then share how one local organization raised more than $60,000. 

From Rima Dael, Patty Giavara, and Nancy Turner
Puttin’ On The Dance 2015

Downloadable Excel Spreadsheets

Sample spreadsheets to help organizers create a budget for their dance series, weekend, or tour!

From Erik Erhardt, Ron Nieman, and Glenn Manuel, Southwest Regional Organizers Conference 2014