I’ll keep my own editorial content minimal here, since I already blog and Bhuz voluminously on the subject of undercutting. But I believe that one of the most important tools in elevating the art form and protecting community standards is being able to speak intelligently about the subject of rates. After all, we’ve all been in a position where we’ve had to convince a prospect that booking a 45-minute “belly dance” show for $100 (or less) might not be such a good idea.
As the adage goes, knowledge is power. I like to read these great articles whenever I need a little encouragement or a better way to phrase the classic “you get what you pay for” speech. Share them with your dance friends and forward them to all your students! If you have an article to contribute, please let me know and I’ll add it to the list!